CES - February 2012

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CIVIL ENGINEERING SURVEYOR The Journal of the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors February 2012 Utilities Bird Surveys Impartiality of Arbitrators Surveying Lake Windermere... 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 Scan the QR code to launch the CES eBook. Wind turbine, Wexford, Ireland. Read how important bird surveys are to onshore wind farms on pp 23-25. © Stephen O’Neill. 10 21 The... Read more
President’s Column On the road how procurement might be improved within the construction process, so we can put these views forward to the committee. The committee provides us with an opportunity to g... Read more
Region News Eastern & Midlands Thanks Mark Former E&M chair, Mark Breach, has stepped down from the committee to renovate a Cornish Grade 2 cottage with three acres of hillside woodlands and terraced ... Read more
Region News Hong Kong Joint societies’ Christmas party This event has quickly become a tradition for the region. It was held at Habitat Lounge, QRE Plaza, 202 Queen’s Road East and provided a great oc... Read more
Institution News ICES joins CITA BIM group ICES has joined up with major forces within the Irish construction industry to champion the use of BIM (building information modelling). The CITA (Constructi... Read more
News Roundup Irish surveyors must now be registered ICES members in Ireland who use the title quantity surveyor or building surveyor must now be registered with the Society of Chartered Surveyors Irel... Read more
ICE President All that jazz With a strong passion for energy and music, Richard Coackley is the 147th president of the Institution of Civil Engineers. In December 2011, CES editor, Darrell Smart, met ... Read more
ICE President You’ve focused on power throughout your working life, what’s been the most significant development in the energy sector in this time? Without doubt the biggest development has to be rene... Read more
ICE President As a previous non-executive director of Thomas Telford, how will the relocation and combining of resources with ICE, to Storey’s Gate, help improve communication between the two? You can... Read more
Social Network The (CES) social network You know how much you want one According to a study, 75% of construction workers work without a contract in China. http://t.co/2YZM9r9h #construction #china @CI... Read more
Public Courses Due to popular demand further courses are being run on; A Practical Approach for Entitlements under NEC3 Engineering and Construction Contract, June 2005. These modules will assist you ... Read more
FIDIC The rainbow suite The 1999 FIDIC contracts: Part 5 Risk and responsibility: Clause 17 and beyond Paul Battrick FRICS MCIArb, Managing Director (International), and Phil Duggan BSc MSc MCIArb, Op... Read more
FIDIC The FIDIC guide confirms the definition of unforeseeable to be not reasonably foreseeable by an experienced contractor by the date for submission of the tender. It goes on to suggest that the fr... Read more
FIDIC the contractor (perhaps with the most to lose) is protected from the employer being changed to some party that it would never have contemplated as its contracting partner. referee will give a fr... Read more
Monitoring Abu Dhabi’s Zayed University revisited Monitoring the propping and depropping of the iconic feature roof Tony Hayward, Survey Manager, Al Habtoor Engineering, Murray and Roberts JV THE NEW ... Read more
Monitoring Figure 1: The non-uniform distributed vertical deformation values of the whole structure. Red shows the highest deformation and Blue shows least deformation. is supported at four concrete f... Read more
Monitoring The university roof (l-r): (i) How the roof wraps around the building like a robe, (ii) the setting out of the cladding proved difficult to access, and (iii) the roof supported by slender c... Read more
Arbitration Impartiality of arbitrators Vijay K Bange, Partner, Trowers & Hamlins LLP THE requirement for a tribunal to be impartial and concluded that a fair-minded and informed observer would not co... Read more
Arbitration distinction between adjudication and arbitration in this regard, stating at paragraphs 60 and 61: One problem the court seemed keen to avoid, was the possibility of innumerable cases of ar... Read more
Wind Farms Bird surveys for onshore wind farms Phil Davey, Senior Ecologist, Ecology Consultancy Wetland bird survey in winter. THE government’s commitment to renewable with further specific surveys a... Read more
Wind Farms and adjacent to the survey area. On larger sites it will be necessary to establish several VPs in order to achieve 100% coverage. The principal aim of the VP survey is to establish the use ... Read more
Wind Farms Once all the data has been collected an assessment of the likely effects of any wind farm development on the various bird species recorded is carried out. This features collision risk model... Read more
Utilities Surveying the depth of Lake Windermere Dr Mark Edmondson BEng(Hons) PhD, Senior Geotechnical Engineer and Pam Rigby BSc(Hons) MSc CEng MICE CGeol FGS EGeol, Principal Geotechnical Engineer, ... Read more
Utilities approximately 10.5m from the bathymetric survey. This depth is, however, subject to change based on seasonal variations in the lake water level. On average the lake water level is at 39.5m a... Read more
Utilities It is believed that this horizon was deposited approximately 18,000 years ago on the bed of a post glacial lake following the retreat of the last ice sheets to the north. two boreholes close... Read more
Workshop Calendar 2012 16 February 3.30pm Sale 22 February 3.30pm Birmingham 6 March 3.30pm Sale 13 March 3.30pm London 26 March 3.30pm Bristol 16 April 3.30pm Sale 26 April 3.30pm Cambridge 16 May 3.... Read more
Utilities What can I expect from a utilities survey? The need for consistent and recognised standards John Robinson, Managing Director, Subscan Technology THE first British Standards Institute (BSi) w... Read more
Utilities although radar can be used on its own the results can be of limited value in many instances (depending on client requirements) without the combined survey approach. Why can’t I hire the equi... Read more
Utilities across all walks of the industry. The British Standards Institute (BSi) and key industry leaders now aim to fill this gap. A wide spectrum of companies, individuals and interested parties at... Read more
Flood Alleviation Flood alleviation Alex Stephenson, Stormwater Director, Hydro International CENTURIES of history as a Lancashire mill town and coal mining centre have shaped Wigan’s development in t... Read more
Health & Safety It’s a two way street Dennis Gedge MCInstCES, Consulting Engineer MAYBE some of us involved in the daily round of sizes of timbering to excavations at various depths, to each and every... Read more
Health & Safety vocabulary of employment tribunals in a big way, but firms who dilly dally by not telling their employees about issues such as what redundancies or re-organisations are secretly planne... Read more
History of Roads Unwinding the long, long trail The history of roads in the UK: Part 10 Hamish Mitchell FCInstCES FRICS MInstRE IT is interesting to note that while turnpike trustees and their surveyo... Read more
History of Roads five companies garrisoned Edinburgh and Leith. The plan was that the troops would receive the surrender of arms from one clan before moving on to the next. Money was provided for mend... Read more
History of Roads proliferated. The survey party working under an engineer officer consisted of a non-commissioned officer and six soldiers, whose duties were; one carrying the theodolite, two measurin... Read more
Advertorial Howden knows how... LITIGATION increases in an economic downturn; engineers are not exempt from this trend. Being the subject of an allegation of professional negligence can be alarming. H... Read more
BIM BIM for dummies The latest buzzword engulfing the industry Brian Rossiter, Director, Management Process Systems ONE definition of building information between these elements and store a great deal... Read more
BIM operatives. The design model can then be passed to contractors and subcontractors for tendering and project and resource planning. Information about construction costs and programmes can be gather... Read more
Advertorial Macres ‘first’ for Sadlers Farm junction Composites Ltd, also a Maccaferri Company. The Paraweb/concrete panel, reinforced soil structure is a system extensively used outside the UK with o... Read more
TSA Focus Reaching out Rory Stanbridge FCInstCES MRICS FRSPSoc, Secretary General, The Survey Association WHEN TSA was formed in 1979 it was envisaged minister who acknowledged the importance of the d... Read more
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Profiles The specification of Stirling Lloyd's Safetrack Crack Infill on a major new broadband installation project in the Shetland Islands has played a key role in reducing road closure time and mini... Read more
Survey Sales Consultants The Company KOREC is a well-established nationwide company providing innovative measured solutions for the Construction, Machine Control, Survey and Mapping industries. From G... Read more
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