Utility detection and mapping, setting the standards for the future - by Graham Mills, Technics Group

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Utility detection and mapping, setting the standards for the future - by Graham Mills, Technics Group

  1. 1. TODAY, TOMORROW AND BEYOND . . . 1963 – 2013 CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF THE BRITISH CARTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY Utility Detection & Mapping Setting the Standards for the Future Presented by Graham Mills Chairman of Technics Group President of The Survey Association
  2. 2. TODAY, TOMORROW AND BEYOND . . . 1963 – 2013 CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF THE BRITISH CARTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY Presentation Overview  Underground Environment  Why do we need to map utilities?  Who needs Utility Surveys and who uses them?  Utility Survey industry background  Utility Detection Methods  Output Mapping & Models  The Essential Guide to Utility Surveys  New Initiatives  PAS and The Essential Guide to Utility Surveys  Conclusion
  3. 3. TODAY, TOMORROW AND BEYOND . . . 1963 – 2013 CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF THE BRITISH CARTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY Underground Environment
  4. 4. TODAY, TOMORROW AND BEYOND . . . 1963 – 2013 CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF THE BRITISH CARTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY Why Do We Need to Map Utilities?
  5. 5. TODAY, TOMORROW AND BEYOND . . . 1963 – 2013 CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF THE BRITISH CARTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY Who Needs Utility Surveys and Who Uses the Mapping?
  6. 6. TODAY, TOMORROW AND BEYOND . . . 1963 – 2013 CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF THE BRITISH CARTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY Utility Survey Industry Background • 15 years ago there were 6 companies - now over 100 • More equipment manufacturers • Many topo companies expanded into utilities • No standards for survey • Clients not knowing how to procure a survey • GPR being a black art • Unable to check quality without digging unlike visual checks of topo or building survey • anyone can push a GPR around and say they can’t find anything
  7. 7. TODAY, TOMORROW AND BEYOND . . . 1963 – 2013 CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF THE BRITISH CARTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY Utility Detection Methods & Survey Issues
  8. 8. TODAY, TOMORROW AND BEYOND . . . 1963 – 2013 CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF THE BRITISH CARTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY Output Mapping and Models
  9. 9. TODAY, TOMORROW AND BEYOND . . . 1963 – 2013 CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF THE BRITISH CARTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY The Essential Guide to Utility Surveys
  10. 10. TODAY, TOMORROW AND BEYOND . . . 1963 – 2013 CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF THE BRITISH CARTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY New Initiatives  Utility Mapping Association  PAS 128
  11. 11. Who is behind UMA and what does it do?
  12. 12. TODAY, TOMORROW AND BEYOND . . . 1963 – 2013 CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF THE BRITISH CARTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY PAS 128  PAS = Publicly Available Specification  An agreed way of doing something  Driven by the needs of the client organisations  Sponsored fast-track standard to BSI guidelines  Produced by key stakeholders  Endorsed by BSI  Has the functionality of a British Standard  Reviewed after 2 years  Can be taken forward to formal British, European or International Standard What is a PAS?
  13. 13. TODAY, TOMORROW AND BEYOND . . . 1963 – 2013 CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF THE BRITISH CARTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY How will it improve Utility Mapping?  The current situation  How PAS 128 will help address the issues: Utility Survey practitioners have to comply They must assess and categorise the results Consistency across surveys should improve Limitations should be documented
  14. 14. TODAY, TOMORROW AND BEYOND . . . 1963 – 2013 CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF THE BRITISH CARTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY What PAS 128 Will Provide  Clear definition for utility detection, location and verification  Allow comparative tenders to be obtained  Recognises that further survey or intrusive verification may be needed to improve the quality of the results  A basis on which survey practitioners can be accredited  Support training and assessing operator competency
  15. 15. TODAY, TOMORROW AND BEYOND . . . 1963 – 2013 CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF THE BRITISH CARTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY PAS and The Essential Guide to Utility Surveys
  16. 16. TODAY, TOMORROW AND BEYOND . . . 1963 – 2013 CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF THE BRITISH CARTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY Conclusions  Tendering based on PAS will:  Provide fair competition  Easier bid evaluation  Overall benefits:  Provide consistent service  Reduce construction costs  Improve risk management  Improve safety  Raise standards
  17. 17. TODAY, TOMORROW AND BEYOND . . . 1963 – 2013 CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF THE BRITISH CARTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY Conclusions  What the Clients can do:  Clients need to back PAS 128  Contribute to the review process  Specify PAS 128 in future tenders  Together clients and utility survey practitioners can promote best practice
  18. 18. TODAY, TOMORROW AND BEYOND . . . 1963 – 2013 CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF THE BRITISH CARTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY Thank you

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