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CSA s250 Mapping of Underground Utility Infrastructure


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Public comment on this standard is open till Nov 6, 2010 at

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CSA s250 Mapping of Underground Utility Infrastructure

  1. 1. CSA S250 Standard MAPPING OF UNDERGROUND UTILITY INFRASTRUCTURE Bob Gaspirc, OLS, CLS, Chair, CSA S250 Technical Committee OPWA IT Symposium October 28, 2010
  2. 2. Critical Infrastructure Dependencies There is a need to share information Production, Cooling, Emissions Reduction Water for Power for Compressors, Storage, Control Systems Fuel for Generators Power for Pump and Lift Stations, Control Systems Power for Switches Water for Cooling, Emissions Reduction Heat Power for Pumping Stations, Storage, Control Systems Fuel for Generators, Lubricants SCADA,Communications SCADA, Communications SCADA, Communications SCADA,Communications Fuels, Lubricants Fuels, Lubricants SCADA, Communications Water forCooling Fuel Transport, Shipping Fuel Transport, Shipping Shipping Shipping Power for Signaling, Switches Fuel for Generators WaterforProduction, Cooling,Emissions Reduction Water Transpor- tationOil Telecom Natural GasElectric Power
  3. 3. Local Government Responsibilities • Owner/user of the public roads under its jurisdiction • Public roads are held in trust for the long- term benefit of the public, the taxpayers & other users of the public roads • Policies are needed that will withstand the test of time, to administer the surface & subsurface space
  4. 4. Space in the ROW is limited What is in the ROW & where is it located?
  5. 5. Information exchange challenges • Definitions, terms, features, symbology • Cost management issues, business disruptions to revenue stream, disruption to other utilities, damage prevention, coordination, circulation • Reduced right of way size, congestion, no cut moratoriums, advancements of trench technology,
  6. 6. Question? • How will you demonstrate that your records are evidence that an event, activity, or task occurred or did not occur?
  7. 7. Utility Records - Evidence of an event, activity, task • As-built drawings, plans, sketches • 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
  8. 8. Key Goals –improve decision making during utility life cycle 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 share, manipulate, analyze, distribute data • Make and act on decisions using reliable and dependable utility map records
  9. 9. Good records - better decision making CSA s250 provides:  Terminology –characteristics of a record  Authenticity – what it purports to be  Reliability – trusted as full and accurate representation of the fact  Integrity – complete and unaltered  Usability – can be located, retrieved, presented, and interpreted  Codification of best practises 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
  10. 10. CSA s250 Mapping Standard also • Provides a technically neutral language • Creates a consistent and repeatable approach to mapping and recording of facility information  “as per CSA S250” • Promotes communication among utility infrastructure stakeholders and reduces infrastructure life-cycle challenges
  11. 11. CSA s250 is Part of the decision framework Acts, regulations, by-laws, codes Results of court actions/decisions, other legal proceeding Enables Framework for collection, access exchange, and distribution Business policies, best practice, procedures, and operational requirements STANDARDS •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
  12. 12. “ … as per CSA s250 ” 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. CSA s250 is not intended to replace, reduce, or eliminate the “Call before you dig” requirements for field locates of buried utilities
  13. 13. 14 Background RPWCO Task Force formed in June 2005 in order to improve the efficiency and safety of road and utility construction standards are needed for: • as-built records of buried utilities; • electronic formats of as-built records; and • planned construction activity in the road allowance.
  14. 14. What was found • 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 (GPS, LIDAR, imagery)  Better records storage (GIS, CADD systems)  Enhanced access and sharing mechanisms • Growing appetite to share utility mapping records • Utility owners/operators already have internal standards
  15. 15. 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
  16. 16. 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
  17. 17. 18 Chair Associate Members CSA Project Manager Public Review / Enquiry • User interest •General interest •Carriers •Regulatory Authority Voting Members: TC CSA s250 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.
  18. 18. CSA s250 promotes the creation, use, and advancement of mapping records, during utility life cycle Coordination Planning Drawing Circulation Construction Cut Repair CSA s250 Permit Utility Stakeout Design Inventory
  19. 19. Committee Meetings to date  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) – 1st reading of draft  January 2009 (Calgary) – 2nd reading of draft  2010 Teleconferences as required
  20. 20. Technical Subcommittee - Planning  Underlying principle … plant shall be identified and be locatable  Requirements: Acts, Regulations, by-laws, guidelines, policies, MAA, MFA, Municipal Consent Agreements, business purposes  Common Language needed to describe - what, why, where, with who, for who  Utility coordination, co-build, co-locate, re-use, • Circulation, mark up, and Permit drawings
  21. 21. Technical Subcommittee - Design  Graphical representations  Associated attributes  How features (attributes) of different utilities get depicted on a map  Accuracy of feature will be a function of risk ex. gas line versus a water main  “Colours” specified by American Public Works Association are adopted  Plan, approved for construction
  22. 22. Technical Subcommittee - Construction Plan, notes, sketches, markings needed to: Locate, excavate, expose, install, repair, replace, remove plant Includes field notes, red-lines, change notification, field measurements of installation, as-builts, delivery of information to owner, and testing and commissioning.
  23. 23. Technical Subcommittee Operations & Maintenance All activities needed to operate, locate, monitor, control, inspect, repair and manage utility infrastructure except for planning, design and construction of new facilities. Maintenance may be routine, preventive, or reactive and may include repairs, rehabilitation and replacement of existing utility infrastructure.
  24. 24. Technical Subcommittee Operations & Maintenance Examples of discussion thus far:  Data gathering and grouping of activities  Routine  Public service  Construction  Developing & planning  Quality assurance needs  What are the mapping needs?  Developing a relationship model
  25. 25. • 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
  26. 26. What does it mean to me?  Once CSA S250 is published, stakeholders may:  Ignore it  Use standard to support their records management frameworks  Voluntarily modify internal practices, processes, systems to meet or exceed standard  formally mandate implementation of all or part of CSA standard in regulatory/legislated framework
  27. 27. Public review till Nov 6, 2010 • •Google CSA s250 public review •Scroll down to S250 •Select it •Read standard •Provide comments by Nov 6, 2010 CSA “S250” – Mapping of underground utility infrastructure – summer 2011
  28. 28. Questions? Thank-you!