CES - May 2012

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CIVIL ENGINEERING SURVEYOR The Journal of the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors May 2012 Monitoring Alien Invaders Machine Control Transport Infrastructure... Read more
CIVIL ENGINEERING SURVEYOR Scan the QR code to launch the ebook of CES The Shard, London Bridge Quarter © Sellar Group. Read about monitoring Europe’s tallest building on pp 28-30. 12 22 Letter from A... Read more
ICES Dinner 2012 Warwick Castle 7.30pm, 21 September 2012 Tickets: £75.00* Join ICES president Jason Smith within the Great Hall of magical Warwick Castle for this year’s institution dinner. The castl... Read more
President’s Column All for one of UK construction costs may demonstrate that we are not one of the most expensive construction markets in the world! One voice As a recognised leading institution in th... Read more
Region News Scotland ICES Scotland AGM The committee would again like to thank all 11 members who attended the recent AGM on 13 March 2012 at Forthbank Stadium which also consisted of a number of memb... 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
Region News Hong Kong Professional review Ian Cowling, ICES chief examiner, together with Andrew Keung conducted the first professional review in Beijing on 6-7 March 2012. A total of eight candidates... Read more
International Affairs Committee Your country needs you! Paul Brown, ICES Education, Professional Development and Membership Manager THE ICES International Affairs Committee has interested to hear from... Read more
Institution News Nominations open for Council of Management The institution is now seeking nominations from members (MCInstCES and FCInstCES) to join its council of management. No previous experience ... Read more
News Roundup EC approves ABE The Engineering Council has approved the Association of Building Engineers (ABE) as a professional affiliate member. This enables ABE to participate in developing the engi... Read more
Overseas G’day sport Working and living down under Barry Green, BSc(Hons) MCInstCES MRICS, Senior Quantity Surveyor, Leighton Contractors AUSTRALIA is a country famous for kangeroos, koalas, Kylie Min... Read more
Overseas onshore 12mtpa LNG plant at the Western Australian Government's proposed Browse LNG Precinct, 60km north of Broome. CITIC Pacific mining sino iron project CITIC Pacific's sino iron project is... Read more
Meet the Membership Riding the crest of a wave Name: Andy Waddington Occupation: Hydrographer Age: 48 ICES grade: Member Job title: Operations Director Employer: Pelydryn Ltd What academic or professi... Read more
Meet the Membership professional it appears. Maybe I shouldn’t have been surprised, but sometimes the industry has had a bad press and that colours the perception of those looking in. What encouraged ... Read more
TSA Focus Is the future BIM or GRIM? Rory Stanbridge FCInstCES MRICS FRSPSoc, Secretary General, The Survey Association ONE of the most common themes being confidence although in the survey industry t... Read more
Social Network The (CES) social network Geocaching in Greenwich 24 May 2012 3.00pm-6.30pm Nick Clegg making his speech on Green Economy in front of 3 of the most amazing Bonsai trees I have ever seen ... Read more
Accredited Courses Accreditation of degrees and diplomas by ICES is a mark of assurance that the programmes meet the standards set by industry; producing graduates with enough knowledge and background... Read more
History of Roads Unwinding the long, long trail The history of roads in the UK: Part 11 Hamish Mitchell FCInstCES FRICS MInstRE MANY of the roads that we have looked at in the life of miles of road an... Read more
History of Roads later years the North British Railway closely followed the line of the road. At the north end, a road ran from Loch Ness through Glen Morriston and Glen Shiel to Kyle of Lochalsh, at ... Read more
History of Roads anchors to bask the face of the cutting. These works began in May 1994 and were completed in May 1996. The old Telford route was abandoned and closed off with gates. Unfortunately, by... Read more
Letter from America Galloping Gertie and the Ambassador Barry Hiscox, FCInstCES THIS month I thought it would be of interest to making this one of the least car dependant metro areas in the USA. consi... Read more
Letter from America — its overall length of 5,979ft was 40ft longer than its predecessor and it was designed to carry 60,000 vehicles per day. The bridge was opened on 14 October 1950 after 29 months ... Read more
Letter from America Twin Tacoma Narrows suspension bridges from northwest. The first truth is that the liberty of a democracy is not safe if the people tolerate the growth of private power to a point ... Read more
Letter from America 2012 (Mar): Because of continuing refusal by DIBC to comply, Judge Edwards took everyone by surprise by stripping DIBC of any control of the Gateway Project, handing over total con... Read more
Letter from America Demolition of infamous Pier 19 adjacent US approach span. One might be excused for thinking there are a few more chapters in this continuing situation before the saga can be brough... Read more
Letter from America Comparison of some noteworthy suspension bridges in America Name Location Length main span (feet) Overall length (feet) Year completed Approx cost US$m Verrazano-Narrows Lower New ... Read more
Monitoring the Shard Monitoring Europe’s tallest building James Whitworth, BSc(Hons) MCInstCES MRICS Account Manager - Geomatics, Leica Geosystems RENZO PIANO, architect for the Shard, considers the e... Read more
The Richard Carter Prize Geospatial Engineer of the year award Have you nominated yet? visit www.cices.org/awards The award Cheque for £500 Commemorative certificate Richard Carter Prize will be prese... Read more
Monitoring the Shard Four GNSS receivers inside the slip form rig. Leica SmartNet provides reference data information. The required tolerance for this project was that rig plan position should not exc... Read more
FIDIC The rainbow suite The 1999 FIDIC contracts: Part 8 Contract administration Paul Battrick FRICS MCIArb, Managing Director (International), and Phil Duggan BSc MSc MCIArb, Operational Director (In... Read more
FIDIC White Book as the form of contract between these two parties. The White Book recognises such an appointment within its foreword where it is noted that the White Book is suggested for use in resp... Read more
FIDIC the entitlements properly demonstrated by the contractor. The FIDIC books do not write a job specification for the engineer; at sub-clause 3.1 it is confirmed that the engineer “shall carry out ... Read more
Events Leica HDS User Symposium 11 July 2012: Oxford, UK www.leica-geosystems.co.uk/events Hexagon 2012 Conference 4-7 June 2012: Las Vegas, Nevada www.hexagonconference.com London Mapping Festival un... Read more
Machine Control Machine control A market matures Lucy Hamilton, Korec Group Julius Newman and Wayne Barr with the Trimble SPS882 rover. LESS than three years ago, this industry’s publications soil sta... Read more
Machine Control While 3D machine control success has been reported on roading and rail contracts, GDL wanted to go a step further and make it work on something much smaller and compact — housing devel... Read more
Machine Control The GCS900 fitted dozers were critical for this compaction and were able to quickly and accurately achieve these levels across the site. Previously this work would have been carried ou... Read more
Japanese Knotweed Alien invaders David Layland, Joint Managing Director, Japanese Knotweed Control THE long-time scourge of local authorities, ticking time bomb and the complexity of the plant, which ... Read more
Japanese Knotweed standard of performance with reliability of results, value for money and risk minimisation, it is important that work is carried out by suitably qualified, audited and approved opera... Read more
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Profiles KOREC has been made sole UK and Irish distributor of the multi-copter Aibot X6 hexacopter, manufactured by German based company Aibotix. The Aibot X6 is built out of carbon fibre reinforced p... Read more
Approved Development Schemes Recruit, motivate and retain high calibre employees Add value to employment packages Ensure employees develop their roles quickly and efficiently Preferred route to get em... Read more
Leica Monitoring Solutions How Stable is Your Investment? We live in a dynamic world that’s in a constant state of change. Buildings, bridges, tunnels and the infrastructure that surround us are under... Read more