CES - December / January 2012

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CIVIL ENGINEERING SURVEYOR The Journal of the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors December/January 2012 FIDIC Jura Hydro Scheme GNSS Data Management Post-earthquake Surveying... Read more
Why do so many choose Leica Geosystems? We live in a world of ever increasing design complexity. With a portfolio of industry leading proven technology, Leica Geosystems solutions will help turn these... Read more
CIVIL ENGINEERING SURVEYOR Earthquake damage in Christchurch, New Zealand, in early 2011. Read how surveyors managed the country’s geodetic infrastructure in the aftermath on pp17-19. © VMJones. 17 23... Read more
Regional CPD Events Need a helping hand? Do you want to provide CPD opportunities for members in your region? Are you thinking of organising events, but have little time or support? Do you want to inc... Read more
President’s Column Picture this IN NOVEMBER, I was lucky enough to experience the increased profile of the institution first hand. I attended the inaugural presentation by the ICE president, Richard C... Read more
ICES Regions North West & North Wales NEC3 from all angles Over 80 members and guests of ICES and the Institution of Civil Engineers attended the joint event on the NEC3 contract in practice in Novemb... Read more
ICES Regions Hong Kong Ocean Park site visit On 8 October, 12 members and guests attended a technical visit to Ocean Park. Arthur Wong, project director, briefed the group on latest developments, in p... Read more
ICES Regions South East Disallowed costs under NEC3 120 members and guests of ICES and the Chartered Institute of Building attended the seminar at Pinsent Masons’ brand new Crown Plaza offices near Lo... Read more
Institution News ICES launches members only web area The institution has developed a new members only area of its website. The dedicated area can be accessed from the home page and used to access CPD ... Read more
Institution News New ICES council Following the recent election and confirmation at the annual general meeting, the institution’s Council of Management is made up of the following members: NUAG data l... Read more
News Roundup Most accurate 3D model yet for Stonehenge Images courtesy English Heritage. The most accurate 3D model to date has been created of Stonehenge. English Heritage worked with Greenhatch Grou... Read more
News Roundup Crossrail contracts won A Balfour Beatty, Morgan Sindall and Vinci joint venture has been awarded the Whitechapel Crossrail contract, while a BAM Nuttall, Ferrovial Agroman (UK) and Kier ... Read more
Letters to the Editor Esprit de corps I have just opened the November issue of Civil Engineering Surveyor to see a double page spread (pp 24-25) ‘Here, there and everywhere - Training the Royal Engine... Read more
ICES/ICE News An introduction to the Geospatial Engineering Panel Ian Bush FCInstCES, Chair, ICES/ICE Geospatial Engineering Panel IN September 2011, I was elected chair of the • Comment on geospatial... Read more
TSA Focus They always come in twos Rory Stanbridge FCInstCES MRICS FRSPSoc, Secretary General, The Survey Association MOST PEOPLE are familiar with the urban myth of has proved to be a great success w... Read more
Event Review Plenty of fun? NOT many survey equipment laser scanning front there are now six specialists employed to assist UK surveyors. manufacturers can boast an ‘inflatable fun palace’ but that wa... Read more
Geospatial Engineering The impact of the Canterbury earthquake on New Zealand’s geodetic infrastructure Graeme Blick, Chief Geodesist, Chris Crook, Technical Leader, and Nic Donnelly, Geodetic Surveyo... Read more
Geospatial Engineering Figure 3a (left top): GPS observed (blue) and modelled (red) horizontal displacements. Black line shows the mapped extent of the Greendale fault surface rupture. The coloured im... Read more
Geospatial Engineering Upgrading the geodetic and cadastral networks Resurveying the large number of geodetic and cadastral marks affected by the Darfield earthquake is unrealistic and, for the most p... Read more
Dispute Resolution Not always a love story The role of the engineer on dispute boards Tony Bingham MCInstCES, Arbitrator, Adjudicator, Mediator and Barrister HOW do you fancy being a fly on the wall o... Read more
Indemnity Clauses Care needed with indemnity clauses Lindy Patterson FCInstCES, Partner, Dundas & Wilson FOR any lawyer who is operating in the construction or PFI fields, relying on indemnity clauses... Read more
Indemnity Clauses party granting the indemnity has agreed to obtain insurance for such risks may assist in determining the ambit of the indemnity. Recovery of claims and losses Another issue which ari... Read more
FIDIC The rainbow suite The 1999 FIDIC contracts: Part 4 Know your contract Paul Battrick FRICS MCIArb, Managing Director (International), and Phil Duggan BSc MSc MCIArb, Operational Director (Interna... Read more
FIDIC It pays to understand all of these clauses which can be classed as ‘claims under the contract’ as opposed to ‘claims under the governing law of the contract’. Briefly, and in respect of the latt... Read more
FIDIC Contractors will argue that they are not charities. work (or reducing the rate of work), the contractor is entitled to claim: dispute adjudication board or arbitral tribunal, have to consider th... Read more
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Hydro Jura’s Inver hydroelectric station Edward A Smith MCIOB, Director, Gardiner & Theobald THE LAST THREE YEARS have been difficult for everyone no doubt. Mainstream property consultancies have had ... Read more
Hydro As much material as possible needed to come from the landscape — it just needed to be accessed first. Logistics Island projects are interesting. Anything organic you can find on the island, anyt... Read more
Hydro The pipelines proved to be the most expensive component of the scheme. these are few and far between and the operators are busy servicing fish farms and other projects — they also operate as sta... Read more
Hydro inflatable boat to Tayvallich in Argyll or Ballycastle in Antrim, in the case of pipe welders, and the crew bus home. This was fine in summer... most of the time. Structures The dam itself is an... Read more
Data Publishing Developments in publishing environmental monitoring data online Dr Mike Osborne, Managing Director, OceanWise ADVANCES in communication and sensor Figure 2: A data telemetry unit (GPRS... Read more
Data Publishing Virtual Server Sensors 1-N Telemetry Unit Decoder Ocean Database Web Pages Web Browser Figure 3: Schematic of Port-Log.net. not usually a problem. However, with flexible open systems, ... Read more
Planning Know which way the wind blows Proposed changes to the planning system and their impact on new wind farm developments Brigid O'Leary, Planning Solicitor, Blandy & Blandy THE Localism Bill has ... Read more
History of Roads Unwinding the long, long trail The history of roads in the UK: Part 9 Hamish Mitchell FCInstCES FRICS MInstRE BEFORE we complete our examination of roads in the post medieval period, ... Read more
History of Roads These trusts had the powers to erect gates, appoint collectors, collect tolls at the level set and appoint surveyors. They could also demand statute labour or a money equivalent, elec... Read more
History of Roads Turnpike roads continued to be created until the arrival of the railways. By 1838, out of some 105,000 miles of public roads in the country, 22,000 were turnpikes. These were controll... Read more
Cost Control Cost management and estimating differences between NEC options A and C Rob Horne, Partner, Trowers and Hamlins THE two most often used forms of NEC contract are option A and option C. The... Read more
Cost Control the beginning and achieving an appropriate activity schedule breakdown whereas under option C it is a month on month direct control of cost to enable interim payment. Compensation events ... Read more
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Profiles A Winn and Coales Denso coating has again been chosen to give protection in the saline corrosive environment at the Stublach, Cheshire, brinefields operated by Ineos Chlor. Contractor Murphy ... Read more
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