CES - March 2011

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CIVIL ENGINEERING SURVEYOR The Journal of the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors March 2011 Partnering Subterranean Navigation Low Carbon Construction Blue Nile Irrigation Project... Read more
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CIVIL ENGINEERING SURVEYOR The ICES Partnering Team embarks in the first of a series of articles highlighting the trials and tribulations of entering partnering agreements. See pp 29-32. 14 29 Standar... Read more
President’s Column Hope springs eternal principal conurbation (of mud and straw huts, as I recall), and was fully 150mm above the surrounding water level. The whole area seemed — to me as a soft Europ... Read more
ICES Regions Eastern & Midlands 15 March 2011: ICES E&M AGM, Nottingham Geospatial Building, 6.30pm A complimentary buffet and refreshments will be available. Anglia & Central 29 March 2011: ICES A&C ... Read more
Scottish Geomatics 2011 16 March Infrastructure Mapping and Modelling Wednesday 16 March, 9:30am-4:30pm Hunter Hall, University of Glasgow A one day conference organised by the Chartered Institution o... Read more
ICES Regions Hong Kong Surveyors in infrastructure projects ICES HK held a joint event in January with HKIES and the department of land surveying and geo-informatics (LSGI) at Hong Kong Polytechnic Un... Read more
Institution News ICES and FIG to strengthen ties Darrell Smart, Director of Publications NEW YEAR, new challenges, same talking to FIG about future collaborations. One of the projects under discussion... Read more
Institution News NEC Users’ Group seminar discount ICES members are entitled to a 10% discount for the NEC Users’ Group annual seminar. The seminar will be held on 11 April in London and will be opene... Read more
News Roundup In brief: South African based Global Geomatics has bought what is believed to be the first mobile laser mapping system in Africa. The StreetMapper 360, from 3D Laser Mapping and IGI, is d... Read more
News Roundup Drilling for Cumbria’s water United Utilities is using drilling rigs to explore for water in Cumbria. Four boreholes have been drilled 120m deep in fields south of Egremont to source new ... Read more
Letters Is it a Roman road? Of Dorset is! No sooner had the February issue of CES been delivered containing my article on the Roman contribution to the history of roads in the UK, than information app... Read more
ICE President The man who Darrell Smart and Abigail Tomkins meet Peter Hansford, 146th president of the Institution of Civil Engineers AT Civil Engineering Surveyor we don’t like to pigeonhole people,... Read more
ICE President The Docklands light railway holds an important place in my heart. I worked at DLR for six years. I was engineering manager for the city extension to Bank, and Beckton to the royal docks.... Read more
ICE President You’ve spoken about the need for ‘good clienting’ to help projects deliver better value, what did you mean by this? The word client is misunderstood. Some organisations call them clients... Read more
ICE President mentor on Carillion’s leadership programme for a number of years. We’ve all got experience and it’s important that’s passed on to the next generation. I’d encourage everyone to do a degr... Read more
Membership Application and Upgrade Workshops Workshop Calendar 2011 14 March 2011 3.30pm Manchester 15 March 2011 3.30pm Cambridge 11 April 2011 3.30pm Manchester 20 April 2011 3.30pm London 16 May 20... Read more
Gyroscopes Subterranean navigation Rob Shoup, Vice President of Special Projects, and Jean Paul Lips, Regional Manager Latin America, Gyrodata THE SEARCH for oil and gas reserves in new locations requ... Read more
Gyroscopes Top: Figure 2: This latest probe was used at the San Jose mine in Chile and incorporates developments in downhole sensors, electronics and software modelling to increase resistance to shock... Read more
Gyroscopes surveys led to an exact intersection with the blowing well at a greater speed, accuracy and reliability. A continuous all-attitude surveying system has been developed, in which the system p... Read more
Gyroscopes other plans and it was Plan B that was the first to break through to the miners. Plan B used a percussion hammer drill. By using four hammers, it could progress more than 40m a day. The min... Read more
Blue Nile 13 months of sunshine The Blue Nile irrigation project Jacques Malaprade MCInstCES, Lead Geomatician, Halcrow BACK in February 2008, Halcrow was The terms of reference stated that 1m contour... Read more
Blue Nile Final WorldView-2 DEM of Upper Beles viewed using shaded relief. clearance. However, four Leica 1200 static GPS kits had been cleared by customs on a previous occasion, meaning primary contr... Read more
Blue Nile A bridge deck made of tree trunks tied together with wires. three hours to drive, after improvements. The survey of the planned right bank main canal was progressing very slowly. Based on th... Read more
Blue Nile Ground X (easting) 0.398m 341 observations Ground Y (northing) 0.429m 341 observations Ground Z (height) 0.264m 299 observations Image X 0.809 pixels 1846 observations Image Y 0.882 pixels 1... Read more
Blue Nile Top and bottom: 3D views of orthorectified panchromatic imagery and image boundary marks draped over the DEM of the upper reaches of Beles River. Middle: The tall grass and thick vegetation ... Read more
Online Bookshop Q: Where can I get the Civil Engineering Price Book? A: The ICES online bookshop The ICES Online Bookshop has been developed in partnership with RICS Books - Retail Services, the books... Read more
Partnering Standard forms of partnering contract The ultimate contractual commitment? ICES Partnering Team THIS is the first in a series of articles being published in CES objectives in an optimum man... Read more
Partnering • Relationships clear: All efforts by all personnel from all parties committed to the partnering process are focused on achieving optimum results. • Improved efficiency: From rationalising ... Read more
Partnering are best served through the establishment and pursuit of mutual goals. Prerequisites to identifying these goals are organisational compatibility (between the cultures and values of the diff... Read more
Partnering problems that have arisen, and to effectively apply the problem-solving mechanisms of the arrangement. This comment does not detract from the fact that for those parties, or at least for on... Read more
Legal Corner What did you think? Programmes requirement on the engineer for it to actually reply to the submission. If the engineer does not reply, then the contractor should simply carry on to fulfil... Read more
Monitoring Railtrack monitoring Bob Hutchings MCInstCES AssocRICS, Survey Manager, Severn Partnership IN MAY 2010, Severn Partnership was Instrumentation A Leica TS30 precision monitoring total statio... Read more
Subcontracting Successful subcontracting Part 1 Sachin Kerur, Partner and Head of Dubai Office, Pinsent Masons LLP SINCE Adam Smith first set his mind to the efficiency of the pin factory in 1776, sub... 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
Education Surveying in the 21st century Darrell Smart, Director of Publications AT the end of January, the University of Derby orgainsed the Surveying in the 21st Century seminar at the National Water... Read more
BIM What is BIM and what does it mean to the surveyor? Alexandra Grounds MCInstCES, BIM Consultant BUILDING INFORMATION The industry today Lots of civil engineering consultancies have undertaken a re-... Read more
BIM recognised value to projects. When surveyors start working in a BIM arena and producing intelligent models that many disciplines can use, they are saving downstream a lot of money for other consul... Read more
Foundations Low carbon construction Low embodied carbon foundations and ground source heat pumps Professor Saffa Riffat CEng FInstMechE FCIBSE FInstE FWIF Head of the Institute of Building Technology,... Read more
Foundations eliminates the need for gas boilers. As these heat pumps are electrically driven, the energy requirement can be offset with other local renewable electricity generation. The processes invo... Read more
Monitoring Monitoring the mechanics Stuart Gilling GCInstCES, Team Leader, Brunel Surveys Council to seize control of the privately owned building after being granted the legal right to carry out urge... Read more
Advertorial Marshalls’ water management solutions RAIN never seems too far away in the UK, but as our climate changes we can expect more extreme downpours — especially through warmer and wetter winter... Read more
Classifieds Surveys Surveys Software Survey Equipment Monitoring Site Investigation HARRIS EasyLifter APEX DRIILLIING SERVIICES LTD Worcester, England T: 01905 763361 Sturmi Way Village Farm Industria... Read more
Classifieds Land Surveys Survey Equipment Software Underground Mapping MIKE WORBY SURVEY CONSULTANCY Chartered Land/Engineering Surveyors Dual Frequency GPS • Topographic Surveys • Engineering Surveys... Read more
Profiles/Recruitment Recreating a Roman villa/bath house on an English Heritage site for TV’s Rome Wasn’t Built in a Day was made possible by constructing it on a reinforced concrete raft foundation o... Read more
SURCO Training The information business of the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors SURCO Training is a division of the Chartered Instuon of Civil Engineering Surveyors' trading compan... Read more