CES - January 2013

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CIVIL ENGINEERING SURVEYOR The Journal of the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors December/January 2013 BIM GNSS Adjudication Laser Scanning... Read more
KOREC are proud to be a Patron Partner of CRASH CRASH is the construction and property industry’s charity which focuses on improving buildings that offer help and shelter to homeless people across the... Read more
CIVIL ENGINEERING SURVEYOR Scan the QR code to launch the ebook of CES Helicopter flying over the Galileo test centre in Germany, gathering data on how EGNOS and Galileo will work together. ©ESA — S C... Read more
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President’s Column BY the time you read this, or maybe not, Christmas may have come and gone and it will be back to the reality of January and the start of a new year. I have no doubt that during the ... Read more
ICES Regions UAE Dispute resolution in Abu Dhabi ICES UAE held a presentation addressing if adjudication can assist Abu Dhabi in achieving its sustainability (estidama) goals for the construction indu... Read more
ICES Regions Hong Kong BIM conference ICES HK was invited to be one of the supporting organisations for the AIAB BIM conference in Hong Kong in October. Chair Honby Chan and vice chair Miranda Lui att... Read more
BIM – what will it mean to you? 26 February 2013, London Line-up Registration and coffee 1.30pm Alan Barrow, President, Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors 2pm Welcome David Philp, He... Read more
Letter to the Editor We hear you America With reference to the comments made by Barry Hiscox last month [Civil Engineering Surveyor, November 2012, pp9], it is true that we may have considered the USA... Read more
News Roundup Atkins joins FEMA The US Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded the Disaster Solutions Alliance a contract to support its efforts to clean up and rebuild the northeastern ... Read more
News Roundup Topcon links with the Pope Topcon is to collaborate with the Vatican and Pope Benedict XVI on a global agriculture initiative. The programme is designed to introduce young people in devel... Read more
Obituary A life in words Bryan Spain FCInstCES 1930-2012 BRYAN SPAIN was one of the pioneer members which evolved into a brilliant annual Christmas tale. In this, he delicately (and sometimes indelica... Read more
Meet the Membership Life in the fast lane Name: Adam Golden Occupation: Quantity surveyor Age: 24 ICES grade: Graduate Job title: Graduate quantity surveyor Employer: Costain What are the good bits an... Read more
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Training Diary Provider Date + Time Cost Course 24 JAN 2013 £195 + VAT Commercial Awareness (1 Day) This course provides an introduction to the contractual, legal, financial and other matters that sur... Read more
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GNSS The Galileo Test and Development Environment (GATE) in Berchtesgaden in the Bavarian Alps is a test range equipped with Galileo-like transmitters placed in high points for testing in advance of t... Read more
Offshore Projects Diving beneath the surface: Offshore power consent Robin Hutchison, Associate, Dundas & Wilson IT is often assumed that offshore wind, wave and whales, dolphins and porpoises, are Eu... Read more
Offshore Projects and the crew of The Pequod. When exercising their discretion in determining applications for renewables projects, a key challenge for decision makers will be to retain a clear sense ... Read more
Disputes Why projects go wrong The warning signs of projects likely to end in disputes Ken Sadler, DGA (UK) Ltd THE domestic construction industry, like most other raise these issues and maintain a di... Read more
Disputes Inappropriate form of contract/procurement route There are a number of permutations for achieving the desired mix of time, quality and certainty of cost and standard forms of contract have be... Read more
Disputes best intended plan at any given time and the employer’s professional team should work to that same plan. When information is late, architects regularly deny that the information was actually ... Read more
Membership Application and Upgrade Surgeries Surgery Calendar 2013 10 January 9am-5pm Cardiff 29 January 10am-4pm Sale 5 February 1pm-5pm London 26 February 10am-4pm Sale Bookable 30-minute one to one... Read more
Without Prejudice Without prejudice What it means, and when to use it Jeremy Winter FCInstCES, Partner, Baker & McKenzie WITHOUT PREJUDICE is a phrase Does it have to be marked without prejudice? Any ... Read more
GNSS The performance of network RTK GNSS services in Ireland Dr Audrey Martin FSCSI FRICS and Dr Eugene McGovern FSCSI FRICS, Dublin Institute of Technology THE national geodetic passive network. At t... Read more
Accelerated Membership for RICS Fellows and Members Belong here Is the focus of your work in the civil engineering or geospatial industries? Join the chartered professional body that specialises in th... Read more
GNSS receiver. In this approach area corrections are applied at the network server thus simplifying the work done at the rover. new Trimble CORS stations were processed from six days of data for all O... Read more
GNSS locations, D145 and D147, were resurveyed in October 2011 using the Leica and the Topcon receivers. The relationships of the IRENET locations to the SmartNet and VRSNow networks can be seen by co... Read more
GNSS gross error were excluded from further processing. For each file, and for each remaining 3D component therein, easting, northing and height, the following statistics were generated; count, maximu... Read more
GNSS Of the 18 sessions observed in May 2011 using the Leica system, four sessions were subject to significant initialisation issues. The percentages of all Leica-recorded points that were clearly imp... Read more
GNSS practitioners and, as such, generated significant interest from the geospatial community in Ireland. A logical development going forward would be to undertake a nationwide study using rigorous me... Read more
History of Roads Unwinding the long, long trail The history of roads in the UK: Part 14 Hamish Mitchell FCInstCES FRICS MInstRE AS we near the end of our journey along the history Another area which s... Read more
History of Roads Other innovations which changed the face of roads since the First World War were the introduction of road markings and traffic signs; with the first ever road marking appearing in 191... Read more
Laser Scanning Laser scanning the Cliffs of Moher Mark Reid, Technical Services Manager, MDL, and Mark Hudson FCInstCES, Director, Coastway THE Cliffs of Moher is one of Ireland's top visitor attracti... Read more
Laser Scanning Laser scanning the UNESCO Geopark, the Cliffs of Moher in Ireland. The cliff face was scanned by boat, using the Dynascan system (below). digitalCIVIL ENGINEERING for the 360º scanning ... Read more
BIM Is BIM bigger than Latham? Information flow, management and modelling: Part 2 Ivan Hurst MCInstCES, Ivan Hurst Consulting SO where have we got to? We understand that an comes in. Extend the scope ... Read more
BIM probability of success that we would be mad to even think about starting. No, of course not, we will add 50% contingency, cost and time, and get on with it. It will work out in the end. It might e... Read more
BIM information flow. An internal example would be the ‘goods received note’ getting to accounts to allow efficient payment of the supplier’s invoice. An external example would be the completion of th... Read more
BIM does not separate itself to become relevant to you. It retains its whole structure and therefore becomes irrelevant. In fact, the whole concept of a BoQ is now irrelevant and should be consigned t... Read more
BIM lens on a railway signal is connected to a lamp of a signal head, which is connected to a signal post, which is connected to cabling and LOC boxes, which in turn are connected to an interlocking i... Read more
UAV Survey The use of UAVs for remote sensing in the engineering sector Chris Blackford, Operations Director, Sky Futures UAVs can collect survey data down to 2.5cm ground resolution. UNMANNED aircraf... Read more
Adjudication The adjudicator’s contract Daniel Atkinson CEng FICE FCIArb FCInstCES DipIArb Barrister ADJUDICATORS undergo rigorous training and scrutiny by their relevant professional institutions. Th... Read more
Adjudication decision is unenforceable. It is suggested that whether the adjudicator’s fees are recoverable in such a severed decision depends on whether the fees for the enforceable part can be ident... 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
Letter from America Waterway to the ocean Part 3 Barry Hiscox FCInstCES The Great Lakes from space©SeaWiFS Project, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, ORBIMAGE America’s Great Lakes and St Lawrence Sea... Read more
Letter from America Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation and two by the American Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation. St Lambert Lock A dyke almost directly across from Montreal Harbour pr... Read more
Letter from America All seven locks as well as those of the Welland Canal are built to the same standard dimensions: The Big Mac: The gateway from Lake Huron to Lake Michigan. ©MDOT Photolab. Usable l... Read more
Adjudication Estidama Can adjudication assist Abu Dhabi in achieving its sustainability goals for the construction industry? Paul Straker FCInstCES FRICS FICE MCIArb, Commercial Manager AS part of my ... Read more
Continuing Professional Development Contact: Professional Development Coordinator Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors +44 (0)161 972 3123 development@cices.org www.cices.org The Chart... Read more
Hong Kong Visit ICES visit to Hong Kong 2012 Incorporating the BK SURCO construction conference John Battersby FCInstCES, Director, BK SURCO DURING November, ICES CEO Bill Pryke and past president Rob... Read more
Hong Kong Visit • Dilution of construction management due to employers, contractors and subcontractors alike attempting to work within unrealistic budgets resulting in inefficiency, poor workmanship a... Read more
TSA Focus Rocketing into orbit Rory Stanbridge FCInstCES MRICS FRSPSoc, Secretary General, The Survey Association OUR annual discussion group meeting took place in early 1,000 words on the impact of B... Read more
Classifieds Construction Claims Equipment Mapping and Data Modelling and Software Mapping and Surveying Mobile Mapping Mapping (Underground) Monitoring CES Classifieds +44 (0)161 972 3110 sales@cices.... Read more
Classifieds Surveys samsett Surveys & Engineering Ltd 3D laser scanning • Topographical surveys • Measured building surveys • Monitoring • Primary and secondary control networks • Volumetric surveys a... Read more
Profiles One of the world’s most successful military training aircraft, the PZL-130 TC Orlik, manufactured by EADS PZL Warszawa-Okecie S.A., is now being levelled with the aid of a Nikon Nivo 5M total... Read more
Fugro is a leading global player in the provision of people, equipment, expertise and technology that support the exploration, development, production and transportation of the world’s natural resourc... Read more
COLD WINDS. SLIPPERY SOLES. 75-FOOT DROP. WE’RE TOTALLY COMFORTABLE IN PLACES LIKE THIS. © 2012, Trimble Navigation Limited. All rights reserved. Trimble and the Globe & Triangle logo are trademarks o... Read more