CSA S250 Standard MAPPING OF UNDERGROUND UTILITY INFRASTRUCTURE Bob Gaspirc, OLS, CLS, OAEM Chair, CSA S250 Technical  Com...
Key Goal – improve decision making <ul><li>You must: </li></ul><ul><li>Be ready to produce utility “record” as evidence th...
Why a Mapping Standard? <ul><li>Good records lead to informed  decisions </li></ul><ul><li>Codification of best practises ...
Expected outcomes <ul><li>Improved safety  of company and contractor employees and the general public by decreasing utilit...
Evidence of an event, activity, task <ul><li>As-built drawings, plans, sketches </li></ul><ul><li>Circulation drawings, ma...
CSA s250 – Mapping of underground infrastructure <ul><li>Standard needs to be:  </li></ul><ul><li>referenced and used with...
CSA s250: – Mapping of underground infrastructure <ul><li>Applying the standard to an organization’s business will not eli...
Improved decision framework Acts, regulations, by-laws, codes  Results of court actions/decisions, other legal proceeding ...
Why a CSA based standard? <ul><li>Provides management framework for administering technical committee </li></ul><ul><li>Ac...
Consensus based Standards are developed by stakeholders <ul><ul><ul><li>business  </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Cooperative ...
CSA’s Involvement in Civil Infrastructure More than 400 publications relate to civil infrastructure… Homes & Buildings Tra...
History and Background of Initiative <ul><li>No current mapping standard that addresses accuracy, process, and identificat...
Build Up to Development of Standard <ul><li>2005 to 2006 Q3 – ORCGA Mapping Best Practices finalized and committee dissolv...
Creation of a New CSA Technical Committee <ul><li>Technical Committee established consisting of subject matter experts, th...
What is the mandate of a this consensus based standard? Mandate:  The Committee shall be responsible for developing and ma...
Committee Matrix <ul><li>Interest categories </li></ul><ul><li>Min  Max  </li></ul><ul><li>UI  User Interest  4  7  </li><...
Purpose of CSA 250 standard <ul><li>“… is to specify the mapping requirements of records that provide the identification a...
1.1 Scope <ul><li>“This standard specifies the mapping requirements for the recording and depiction of underground utility...
Committee Meetings Held Thus Far <ul><ul><li>October 2007 (Toronto) - Kick-off and member training session  </li></ul></ul...
Examples of Recent Committee Discussion… <ul><ul><li>Terminology –characteristics of a record </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><...
Examples of recent committee discussions … <ul><li>Feature description and symbology </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Common symbolog...
Map record accuracy N/A No information available related to spatial accuracy 0 Relative Accurate to within +/- 100cm in th...
TC - Challenges & Observations   <ul><li>Need to remind ourselves of the benefits of having a standard </li></ul><ul><li>N...
<ul><li>Improved  reliability and accuracy  in the location of underground utility infrastructure mapping records & suppor...
What does it mean to me> <ul><ul><li>Once CSA S250 is published, stakeholders may:   </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Ignore...
Next Steps - Timeline for Publication <ul><li>Complete rough outline June 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Enquiry (public review) s...
Questions? Thank-you!
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  1. 1. CSA S250 Standard MAPPING OF UNDERGROUND UTILITY INFRASTRUCTURE Bob Gaspirc, OLS, CLS, OAEM Chair, CSA S250 Technical Committee Manager, Mapping Services. City of Toronto URISA - Ontario Chapter &quot;Be Spatial'09&quot; AGM Program and EXPO May 5, 2009
  2. 2. Key Goal – improve decision making <ul><li>You must: </li></ul><ul><li>Be ready to produce utility “record” as evidence that an event, set of activities, or task occurred and was completed </li></ul><ul><li>Have record containing relevant, factual, and timely data </li></ul><ul><li>Be able to access and retrieve utility record </li></ul><ul><li>Be able to to share, manipulate, analyze, distribute data </li></ul><ul><li>Make and act on decisions using reliable and dependable utility map records </li></ul>
  3. 3. Why a Mapping Standard? <ul><li>Good records lead to informed decisions </li></ul><ul><li>Codification of best practises </li></ul><ul><li>Provides a technically neutral language </li></ul><ul><li>Creates a consistent and repeatable approach to mapping and recording of facility information </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ as per CSA S250” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Promotes communication among utility infrastructure stakeholders and reduces infrastructure life-cycle challenges </li></ul>
  4. 4. Expected outcomes <ul><li>Improved safety of company and contractor employees and the general public by decreasing utility hits/strikes </li></ul><ul><li>Improved reliability and accuracy in the location of underground utility infrastructure mapping records and supporting data </li></ul><ul><li>Lower cost in utility design life cycle by sharing accurate and complete utility records in a more timely fashion amongst all users (owners, municipalities, designers, contractors, locators, …) </li></ul>
  5. 5. Evidence of an event, activity, task <ul><li>As-built drawings, plans, sketches </li></ul><ul><li>Circulation drawings, mark ups </li></ul><ul><li>Design drawing </li></ul><ul><li>Permit drawings, sketches </li></ul><ul><li>Approved design drawing used for purposes of construction </li></ul><ul><li>Field notes, locator notes, inspector notes, </li></ul><ul><li>Digital representations of above </li></ul>
  6. 6. CSA s250 – Mapping of underground infrastructure <ul><li>Standard needs to be: </li></ul><ul><li>referenced and used within infrastructure design, construction, operation policies, practices, and procedures </li></ul><ul><li>“ these” documents are needed to demonstrates the “legal test phases” to be met : </li></ul><ul><li>establish the integrity and authenticity of the recording system; and </li></ul><ul><li>Supports and “the reliability of the entry.” </li></ul>
  7. 7. CSA s250: – Mapping of underground infrastructure <ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>This standard is not intended to replace, reduce, or eliminate the “Call before you dig” requirements for field locates of buried utilities </li></ul>
  8. 8. Improved 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 <ul><li>STANDARDS </li></ul><ul><li>ISO 15489 - records management </li></ul><ul><li>CAN/CGSB-72.34, Electronic records as documentary evidence </li></ul><ul><li>standards endorsed for the Canadian Geospatial Data Infrastructure (CGDI) (DRM, metadata, web services etc) </li></ul><ul><li>CSA s250 – Mapping of Underground Utility Infrastructure </li></ul>Technology neutral language Improves, enhances records management during design, construction, operation, retirement phase of plant
  9. 9. Why a CSA based standard? <ul><li>Provides management framework for administering technical committee </li></ul><ul><li>Acts a facilitator; provides neutral third party forum, process, and structure for developing a consensus standard </li></ul><ul><li>Part of the National Standards System; accredited by the Standards Council of Canada </li></ul>
  10. 10. Consensus based Standards are developed by stakeholders <ul><ul><ul><li>business </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Cooperative work through common interest in particular subject area </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>consumer groups </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>industry </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>labour </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>government </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>environmental groups </li></ul></ul></ul>
  11. 11. 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
  12. 12. History and Background of Initiative <ul><li>No current mapping standard that addresses accuracy, process, and identification of underground plant </li></ul><ul><li>Historically, high variability in the reliability, consistency & accuracy of mapping underground utilities </li></ul><ul><li>The (Ontario and BC) Common Ground Alliance movement have introduced Mapping “Best Practices” for Damage Prevention </li></ul><ul><li>Recent technological advancements allows for: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Improved records capture (GPS, LIDAR, imagery) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Better records storage (GIS, CADD systems) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Enhanced access and sharing mechanisms </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Growing appetite to share utility mapping records </li></ul><ul><li>Utility owners/operators already have internal standards </li></ul>
  13. 13. Build Up to Development of Standard <ul><li>2005 to 2006 Q3 – ORCGA Mapping Best Practices finalized and committee dissolved </li></ul><ul><li>2006 Q1 to Q3 – RPWCO gathered support to develop a mapping standard </li></ul><ul><li>2006 Q3 – RPWCO approached CSA to conduct a study on the viability of developing a new mapping standard </li></ul><ul><li>2006 Q4 to 2007 Q2 – Feasibility Task Force </li></ul><ul><li>2007 Q2 – Call for participation nationwide to become member of committee to develop new CSA standard </li></ul><ul><li>2007 Q3 – New CSA S250 Technical Committee established and kick off </li></ul>
  14. 14. Creation of a New CSA Technical Committee <ul><li>Technical Committee established consisting of subject matter experts, that also represent regional and end user interests. </li></ul><ul><li>Mandate: </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul>
  15. 15. What is the mandate of a this consensus based standard? 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. Chair Associate Members CSA Project Manager Public Review / Enquiry <ul><li>User interest </li></ul><ul><li>General interest </li></ul><ul><li>Carriers </li></ul><ul><li>Regulatory Authority </li></ul>Voting Members:
  16. 16. Committee Matrix <ul><li>Interest categories </li></ul><ul><li>Min Max </li></ul><ul><li>UI User Interest 4 7 </li></ul><ul><li>GI General Interest 4 7 </li></ul><ul><li>CA Carriers 4 7 </li></ul><ul><li>RA Regulatory Authority 4 7 </li></ul>
  17. 17. Purpose of CSA 250 standard <ul><li>“… is to specify the mapping requirements of records that provide the identification and location of underground utility infrastructure </li></ul><ul><li>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” </li></ul>
  18. 18. 1.1 Scope <ul><li>“This standard specifies the mapping requirements for the recording and depiction of underground utility infrastructure, and related appurtenances at or near grade” </li></ul><ul><li>This standard applies to proposed existing, abandoned in-place, retired, or reserved for future use, underground utility infrastructure </li></ul>
  19. 19. Committee Meetings Held Thus Far <ul><ul><li>October 2007 (Toronto) - Kick-off and member training session </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>December 2007 (Mississauga) – Lifecycle of plant </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>February 2008 (Mississauga) – Content development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>April 2008 (Mississauga) – Content development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>June 2008 (Vancouver) – Content development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>September 2008 (Mississauga) – Rough outline review </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>November 2008 (Mississauga) – 1 st reading of draft </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>January 2009 (Calgary) – 2 nd reading of draft </li></ul></ul>Teleconferences as required
  20. 20. Examples of Recent Committee Discussion… <ul><ul><li>Terminology –characteristics of a record </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Authenticity – what it purports to be </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Reliabiity – trusted as full and accurate representation of the fact </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Integrity – complete and unaltered </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Useability – can be located, retrieved, presented, and interpretted </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>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 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Quality levels envisioned to be as per ASCE 38-02, Standard Guideline for the Collection and Depiction of Existing Subsurface Utility Data </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  21. 21. Examples of recent committee discussions … <ul><li>Feature description and symbology </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Common symbology and attributes to be used to graphically represent utility infrastructure and its associated attributes </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Municipal utility coordination </li></ul><ul><ul><li>How will data get shared? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What data needs to be shared? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How do changes get communicated? </li></ul></ul>
  22. 22. Map record accuracy N/A No information available related to spatial accuracy 0 Relative Accurate to within +/- 100cm in the xyz projection coordinate system and referenced to an accepted geodetic datum within a 95% confidence level 4 Relative Accurate to within +/- 30cm in the xyz projection coordinate system and referenced to an acceptable topographic or cadastral feature within a 95% confidence level 3 Absolute Accurate to within +/- 30cm in the xyz projection coordinate system and referenced to an accepted geodetic datum within a 95% confidence level 2 absolute Accurate to within +/- 10cm in the xyz projection coordinate system and referenced to an accepted geodetic datum within a 95% confidence level 1 Geodetic Reference Description Spatial Accuracy Level
  23. 23. TC - Challenges & Observations <ul><li>Need to remind ourselves of the benefits of having a standard </li></ul><ul><li>Need to maintain interest in the standard by committee members and all stakeholders </li></ul><ul><li>Need to assess how the standard will be embraced and then sustained </li></ul><ul><li>Definitions: relative, absolute, content, accuracy, depth of cover, elevation </li></ul>
  24. 24. <ul><li>Improved reliability and accuracy in the location of underground utility infrastructure mapping records & supporting data </li></ul><ul><li>Improved safety of company & contractor employees and the general public by decreasing utility hits/strikes </li></ul><ul><li>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…) </li></ul>Expected Outcomes
  25. 25. What does it mean to me> <ul><ul><li>Once CSA S250 is published, stakeholders may: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Ignore it </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Use standard to support their records management frameworks </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Voluntarily modify internal practices, processes, systems to meet or exceed standard </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>formally mandate implementation of all or part of CSA standard in regulatory/legislated framework </li></ul></ul></ul>
  26. 26. Next Steps - Timeline for Publication <ul><li>Complete rough outline June 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Enquiry (public review) stage – Fall 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Approval by CSA Technical Committee – Winter 2009 / 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Ready for publication – Summer 2010 </li></ul>CSA “S250” – Mapping of underground utility infrastructure
  27. 27. Questions? Thank-you!

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