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Csa 2009 Ogr Roma Combined Conference Workshop 20090224 95b

Csa 2009 Ogr Roma Combined Conference Workshop 20090224 95b



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  • Simply defined, standards are documents that describe the important features of a product, service or system. There are thousands of standards in use around the world that cover everything, from the simplest screw thread to the most complex information technology network.The National Standards System is the network of organizations and individuals involved in voluntary standards development, promotion and implementation in Canada. Under the Standards Council of Canada Act, the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) is mandated with overseeing the National Standards System.Standards are developed through consensus by committees of affected stakeholders that may include representatives from industry, governments, academia and the public interest. These committees are organized and managed by an organization that specializes in the development of standards. The Standards Council of Canada accredits Canadian standards development organizations and coordinates Canada's input in international standardization work.X marks the spot may mean finding buried treasure.Finding the CSA logo on a process, plan, product means that the producer attests they have applied the standard and that the product can be relied on to meet a min requirement set,
  • The basic process by which a standard is developed is consistent among all standard development organizations, national and international. The following is a simplified breakdown of the process:Identification of the need for new standard Preliminary study and preparation of a draft outlineEstablishment of a committee (pre-existing or new)Committee meetings and consensus building on the draftVote on the draft standard Publication of the standardStandards help organizations ensure their products and services are consistent, compatible, effective, and safe. They also help the public understand these important safety requirements.Most standards are voluntary - there are no laws requiring their application - but an increasingly competitive market place for goods and services means that more and more customers are demanding adherence to specific standards. Governments also make some standards mandatory by referencing them legislatively or through regulations.
  • These key phrases are not defined by the law, but the Canada Evidence Act, as well as most provincial and territorial evidence acts, contains the following provision, encouraging the use of standards:31.5 For the purpose of determining under any rule of law whether an electronic document is admissible, evidence may be presented in respect of any standard, procedure, usage or practice concerning the manner in which electronic documents are to be recorded or stored, having regard to the type of business, enterprise or endeavour that used, recorded or stored the electronic document and the nature and purpose of the electronic document..
  • This standard can be applied to the policies, procedures, practices and documentation that organizations need to establish the integrity and authenticity of recorded information on field notes, plans, sketches, as-builts, GIS systems, or other data/information management systemsIts technology-neutral language allows organizations to apply the procedures to various types and combinations of Information Technology“…as per CSA s250 statements - will assist them in demonstrating compliance with legal requirements, without dictating the types of technology required. As a codification of best practices become more embedded into the evolution of this standard, organizations can and will be able to rely on this standard if they implement the appropriate procedures and follow them. Applying the standard to an organization’s business will not eliminate the possibility of litigation, but it will make the production of electronic records easier and their acceptance in a legal proceeding more certain.
  • Owners, operators and regulators nationwide want to better manage record the existence, identification, and depiction, and location of buried plant during the planning, design, construction and operation, retirement phases.The development of a standard for mapping of underground utility infrastructure is a logical next step, building on best practicesRefer back to Common Ground Alliance in Ontario and BCInfrastructure challenges:Defintions, terms, symbology, features, have known meaning and can be applied to :Cost management issues, business disruptions to revenue stream, disruption to other utilities, damage prevention, , Time cost, coordination, reduced right of way size, conjestion, no cut moritoriums, advancements of trench technology, -By improving communication between infrastructure stakeholders there is a better opportunity to cooperate and collaborate rather than work in isolotion – co-builds, joint trenching,
  • Leader in developing standards in Canada since founded in 1919.Originally known as the “Canadian Engineering Standards Association”215 Staff9,000 volunteer members worldwideOver 3,000 publications covering 54 technology areasOver 40% of its Standards are referenced in legislationOffers 600+ training events a year attended by 8,500+ students
  • So what is infrastructure? Is defined from two perspectives. First, the services that it provides to individuals, and communities. Also, it’s useful to establish a few different categories for infrastructure – categories may differ from organization to organizationI won’t discuss fleets, ships, aircraft, vehicles or rolling stock but will consider the transportation networks, ports and border crossings that they useThe first five categories of infrastructure are particularly sensitive to wind and water, and extreme climatic events as we’ll see through some examples Climatic parameters: things like wind speed, intensity of precipitation, temperature – not only in real time, but over very long time periods
  • Standards are part science and part art. They can cover a number of areas including:stipulating requirements for use, safety levels and/or performance of products and servicesoutlining industry guidelines or best practices encompassing the design, maintenance, installation or operation of a product or service.CSA facilitates the standards development process by drawing together volunteers from government, industry, associations, business, health, and consumers who have diverse technical knowledge, perspectives, experiences and technical skill sets. Thus, CSA standards are the culmination of the diverse knowledge and expertise of the members who develop them. Many CSA standards are cited in legislation at federal, provincial, state and municipal levels across North America. Many are also internationally or regionally harmonized.
  • Technical Committee On Mapping of Underground Utility Infrastructure Terms of Reference DECEMBER 17, 2007 Note: This document is supplementary to the CSA By-Laws, CSA Policy Governing Standardization — Code of Good Practice for Standardization (CSA-SDP-1), and the CSA Directives and Guidelines Governing Standardization (CSA-SDP-2, Parts 1, 2 and 3), which are based on the principles of the consensus process. These Terms of Reference were approved by the Strategic Steering Committee (SSC) on December 17, 2007, SSC ballot number 5006. 1. Authorization 1.1 The Technical Committee on Mapping of Underground Utility Infrastructure (hereinafter called the Committee) operates under the authority of the Strategic Steering Committee on Structures (Design). 1.2 Amendments to these terms of reference shall be prepared by CSA staff, in consultation with the executive committee, chair, or chair designate, and referred to the SSC for approval. 2. Scope 2.1 The Committee shall be responsible for developing and maintaining standards related to mapping and recording of existing in-service underground utility infrastructure and related appurtenances below, at, or near grade and those that are either abandoned or that are reserved for future use. 2.2 The scope of the Committee does not include utility infrastructure that persist above grade such as overhead wires, pole-mounted transformers, antennas and dishes.
  • The standard applies to those who receive, create, capture, maintain, use, store or dispose of utility related mapping records. This standard applies to private and public sector activities of Persons irrespective of whether such activities are undertaken on a for-profit or not-for-profit basisThis standard is intended for use by those who want to improve the assurance that the reocrds they hold are trustworthy, reliable and recognized as authentic.Concensus Based Approach:
  • 3. Committee Structure3.1 Categories Members shall represent the following categories on the basis of their predominant interest in the products or services detailed in Clause 2.1 of these terms of reference: (a) User Interest (UI) — this category shall include those who are predominantly involved with the supply of services related to the mapping, locating, excavating, data capture and creating, and/or construction of the underground utility infrastructure; (b) General Interest (GI) — this category shall include those who are predominantly involved in providing planning and design services, and those who are not associated in any way with the supply of services related to the mapping, locating, excavating, data capture and creating, construction, ownership, operation and/or regulation of the underground utility infrastructure. This category may include professionals employed by academic and scientific institutions; (c) Carriers (CA) - this category shall include those who are predominantly involved with the ownership and/or operation of an underground utility infrastructure; and (d) Regulatory Authority (RA) — this category shall include those who are predominantly involved in regulating the use and operation of the underground utility infrastructure.
  • life cycle of records stages in the life cycle of a record include but are not limited to its planning, creation and organization; the receipt and capture of data; the retrieval, processing, dissemination and distribution of data; its storage, maintenance and protection; its archival preservation or destruction or xpungement
  • in general, apply on a go-forward basisbe easily implemented and adhered so that it can be adopted as regulatory requirement
  • incorporate Standard for mapping into municipal access agreements, rfp contract documents

Csa 2009 Ogr Roma Combined Conference Workshop 20090224 95b Csa 2009 Ogr Roma Combined Conference Workshop 20090224 95b Presentation Transcript

  • CSA S250 Standard MAPPING OF UNDERGROUND UTILITY INFRASTRUCTURE Bob Gaspirc, OLS, CLS, OAEM Manager, Mapping Services – City of Toronto Chair, CSA S250 Technical Committee 2009 OGRA/ROMA Combined Conference 2009-02-24 Buried Treasure – Underground Utilities Workshop Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Fairmount Royal York Hotel, Tudor Room
  • Where is the “treasure” in underground utility mapping standards?
    • Business Intelligence (noun) - a set of concepts and methods to improve business decision making by using fact-based support systems. “
    • Today we will demonstrate how
    • CSA s250 will be used to support business intelligence
    • Key Goal
    • CSA s250 - Good records - better decisions
  • Key Goal – improve decision making
    • You must:
    • Be ready to produce utility “record” as evidence that an event, set of activities, or task occurred and was completed
    • Have record containing relevant, factual, and timely data
    • Be able to access and retrieve utility record
    • Be able to to share, manipulate, analyze, distribute data
    • Make and act on decisions using reliable and dependable utility map records
  • Evidence of an event, activity, task
    • As-built drawings, plans
    • Circulation drawings, mark ups
    • Design drawing
    • Permit drawings, sketches
    • Approved design drawing used for purposes of construction
    • Field notes, locator notes, inspector notes,
    • Digital representations of above
    • Supports and demonstrates the “legal test phases” to be met “the integrity of the recording system” and
      • “ the reliability of the entry.”
  • CSA s250 – Mapping of underground infrastructure
    • Needs to be:
    • referenced and used within infrastructure design, construction, operation policies, practices, and procedures
    • “ these” documents are needed to:
      • establish the integrity and authenticity of utility mapping records recorded in their document management systems, GIS, and other electronic records management system
  • CSA s250: – Mapping of underground infrastructure
    • Provides technology-neutral language
    • “ … as per CSA s250”
    • Codifies selected best practices, procedures, tables, or figures that are normal to rely on
    • Applying the standard to an organization’s business will not eliminate the possibility of litigation, but it will make the production of electronic records easier and their acceptance in a legal proceeding more certain.
  • Improved decision framework Acts, regulations, by-laws, codes Results of court actions/decisions, other legal proceeding Enables Framework for exchange, data sharing, data licensing; web-based distribution models, reseller model, value-added reseller model, no-fee and fee-based distribution models Business policies, best practice, procedures, and operational requirements
    • ISO 15489 - records management
    • CAN/CGSB-72.34, Electronic records as documentary evidence
    • standards endorsed for the Canadian Geospatial Data Infrastructure (CGDI) (DRM, metadata, web services etc)
    • CSA s250 – Mapping of Underground Utility Infrastructure
    Technology neutral language Improves, enhances records management during design, construction, operation, retirement phase of plant
  • Why a Mapping Standard?
    • Good records lead to informed decisions
    • Next logical step, building on best practices
    • Better communication reduces infrastructure life-cycle challenges
    • Promotes communication among utility infrastructure stakeholders
  • Why a CSA based standard?
    • Provides management framework for administering technical committee
    • Acts a facilitator; provides neutral third party forum, process, and structure for developing a consensus standard
    • Part of the National Standards System; accredited by the Standards Council of Canada
  • CSA’s Involvement in Civil Infrastructure More than 400 publications relate to civil infrastructure… Homes & Buildings Transportation structures Energy networks (electrical, petroleum, gas & alternative energy) Water, waste, & storm water management Industrial structures Communications structures Community, healthcare and recreational facilities
  • History and Background of Initiative
    • No current mapping standard that addresses accuracy, process, and identification of underground plant
    • Historically, high variability in the reliability, consistency & accuracy of mapping underground utilities
    • The (Ontario and BC) Common Ground Alliance movement have introduced Mapping “Best Practices” for Damage Prevention
    • Recent technological advancements allows for:
      • Improved records capture
      • Better records storage
      • Enhanced access and sharing mechanisms
    • Growing appetite to share utility mapping records
  • Standards are developed by stakeholders
        • business
    • Cooperative work through common interest in particular subject area
        • consumer groups
        • industry
        • labour
        • government
        • environmental groups
  • Build Up to Development of Standard
    • 2005 to 2006 Q3 – ORCGA Mapping Best Practices finalized and committee dissolved
    • 2006 Q1 to Q3 – RPWCO gathered support to develop a mapping standard
    • 2006 Q3 – RPWCO approached CSA to conduct a study on the viability of developing a new mapping standard
    • 2006 Q4 to 2007 Q2 – Feasibility Task Force
    • 2007 Q2 – Call for participation nationwide to become member of committee to develop new CSA standard
    • 2007 Q3 – New CSA S250 Technical Committee established and kick off
  • Creation of a New CSA Technical Committee
    • Technical Committee established consisting of subject matter experts, that also represent regional and end user interests.
    • Mandate:
    • The Committee shall be responsible for developing and maintaining standards related to mapping and recording of existing in-service underground utility infrastructure and related appurtenances below, at, or near grade and those that are either abandoned or that are reserved for future use.
  • What is a Consensus? All participants have equal voice, including minority interests. Chair Associate Members CSA Project Manager Public Review / Enquiry
    • Utilities
    • Design Consultants
    • Regulators
    • End Users
    Voting Members:
  • Committee Matrix
    • Interest categories
    • Min Max
    • UI User Interest 4 7
    • GI General Interest 4 7
    • CA Carriers 4 7
    • RA Regulatory Authority 4 7
  • Purpose of CSA 250 standard
    • “… is to specify the mapping requirements of records that provide the identification and location of underground utility infrastructure
    • This standard is intended to promote the use, and drive the advancement of mapping records, during the planning, design, construction, and operation of an underground utility”
  • 1.1 Scope
    • “This standard specifies the mapping requirements for the recording and depiction of underground utility infrastructure, and related appurtenances at or near grade”
    • This standard applies to proposed existing, abandoned in-place, retired, or reserved for future use, underground utility infrastructure
  • Committee Meetings Held Thus Far
      • October 2007 (Toronto) - Kick-off and member training session
      • December 2007 (Mississauga) – Lifecycle of plant
      • February 2008 (Mississauga) – Content development
      • April 2008 (Mississauga) – Content development
      • June 2008 (Vancouver) – Content development
      • September 2008 (Mississauga) – Rough outline review
      • November 2008 (Mississauga) – 1 st reading of draft
      • January 2009 (Calgary) – 2 nd reading of draft
    Teleconferences as required
  • Content Development
    • Started from a position of strength by building on best practices generally accepted by industry
    • Referred to existing documents
      • Common Ground Alliance: Mapping Best Practices
      • ASCE 38-02 SUE concepts
      • ISO 15489
      • Policy, practise, process, procedures from various stakeholders
    • Ensuring that requirements are realistic and can be practically achievable without significant demands/investments or changes to stakeholder group technology, practices or internal processes
  • Examples of Recent Committee Discussion…
      • Terminology –characteristics of a record
        • Authenticity – what it purports to be
        • Reliabiity – trusted as full and accurate representation of the fact
        • Integrity – complete and unaltered
        • Useability – can be located, retrieved, presented, and interpretted
      • Accuracy of mapping records
        • Accurate content, completeness, extent of coverage, completeness, and spatial accuracy
          • (Absolute & Relative) Accuracy levels being defined
      • Developing a methodology to qualify the level of reliability of mapping records information that is collected and used to depict the location and attributes of utility infrastructure
          • Quality levels envisioned to be as per ASCE 38-02, Standard Guideline for the Collection and Depiction of Existing Subsurface Utility Data
  • Map record accuracy
    • Insert table 6.1
  • An Example of “Sewer” Attributes
  • Challenges & Observations
    • Need to remind ourselves of the benefits of having a standard
    • Need to maintain interest in the standard by committee members and all stakeholders
    • Need to assess how the standard will be embraced and then sustained
      • Once CSA S250 is published, stakeholders may:
        • formally mandate implementation of all or part of CSA standard in regulatory/legislated framework
        • modify internal processes and systems to meet or exceed the standard
    • Improved reliability and accuracy in the location of underground utility infrastructure mapping records & supporting data
    • Improved safety of company & contractor employees and the general public by decreasing utility hits/strikes
    • Lower cost in the utility design life cycle by sharing accurate & complete utility records in a timely fashion amongst all users (municipalities, carriers, contractors, designers, consultants, locators…)
    Expected Outcomes
  • Next Steps - Timeline for Publication
    • Complete rough outline June 2009
    • Enquiry (public review) stage – Fall 2009
    • Approval by CSA Technical Committee – Winter 2009 / 2010
    • Ready for publication – Summer 2010
    CSA “S250” – Mapping of underground utility infrastructure
  • Questions? Thank-you!