FIG Commission 6

Term 2007-2010

Highlights Commission Chair

The field of interest of Commission 6 are traditional the acquisition, processing and management of topometric data and all related information throughout the life cycle of a project (at construction site), quality control and validation for civil engineering constructions and manufacturing of large objects, modern concepts for setting-out and machine guidance, deformation monitoring, analysis and interpretation, measurement of dynamic loaded structures (general),

Dr. Alojz Kopacik

prediction of deformation and movements in engineering projects, mines and areas of geological hazard, automatic measuring systems, construction and industry and multi-sensor measuring systems, terrestrial laser systems, their usage in architecture, civil engineering and industry and standards related to the construction and deformation measurement.

The Commission 6 activities were started with creation of the Working Plan for 2007-2010 and the new Commission 6 team build by WG Chairs and Co-Chairs. Starting the new period, joint these positions 6 new colleagues, former Commission 6 delegates and members. The main topics of the Commission are covered in the former period by five WGs, which structure was completed by the sixth WG oriented for terrestrial laser scanning.




Working Groups

Working Group 6.1 - Deformation Measurement and Analysis

Policy Issues

Automation of monitoring surveys. Enhancement of geometrical modelling of deformations from integrated deformation surveys Physical interpretation of deformations including numerical modelling and prediction of de-formations and back analysis.


Dr. Adam Chrzanowski, Dr. h.c. P.Eng.
Professor Emeritus and Director of the Canadian Centre for Geodetic Engineering
Department of Geodesy and Geomatics Engineering
University of New Brunswick
E-mail: adamc[at]

Vice Chair
Dr. Stathis C. Stiros
University of Patras
Geodesy Lab., Dept. of Civil Engineering
University Campus, 26500
Tel. + 30 2610 996 511
Fax + 30 2610 997 877
Email: stiros[at]

Working Group 6.2 - Engineering Surveys for Industry and Research

Policy issues

Engineering surveys in industry and research demand ultimate quality to be realised in ever-shorter time slots and under spatially most limited conditions. WG2’s main goal is to provide the specialists involved in that kind of missions with the latest state of the art concerning:

  • The use of adapted survey techniques in industry & Engineering;
  • A multidisciplinary collaboration between survey engineers, civil engineers, structural & mechanical engineers, R&D scientists - for a better approach of complex Engineering survey problems;
  • Specific algorithms, instrumentation, equipment and techniques in Engineering Surveys;
  • High precision measurements and special techniques for the large scale metrology of big equipment or structures;
  • Integration of survey & alignment sensors with actuators and/or tools for on-line monitoring and control of a given process (dynamic systems);
  • Relevant modules for the 'Optical 3d Measurement Techniques' series.


Prof. Thomas A Wunderlich
TUM, Munich
E-mail: Th.Wunderlich[at]

Mr. Peter Kyrinovič
Department of Surveying SUT Bratislava
Slovak Republic
Email: peter.kyrinovic[at]

Working Group 6.3 - Engineering Survey Data Bases and Facility Management

Policy issues

  • Focus on the role of the surveying engineer as the responsible manager of spatially referenced information;
  • Support for the co-ordination of the activities of other disciplines.


Prof. Lothar Gründig 
TU Berlin
E-mail: gruendig[at]  

Vice Chair
Prof. Vladimir A. Seredovich
Siberian State Academy of Geodesy (SSGA)
Russian Federation
E-mail: sva[at]

Working Group 6.4 - Engineering Surveys for Construction Works and Structural Engineering

Policy Issues

  • Promoting the use of adapted survey techniques in industry & Engineering;
  • Promoting a multidisciplinary collaboration between survey engineers, civil engineers, structural & mechanical engineers;
  • Promoting the understanding of fibre optic sensors, e.g. interferometric sensors, Brillouin and Raman scattering and Bragg gratings;
  • Study the use of embedded sensor arrays and the role of advanced surveying techniques for structural monitoring;
  • Creating an awareness of surveyors through a task force 'Fibre optic sensors' of the rapidly emerging technology of fibre optic sensors as "non-geodetic" sensors to measure deformations (strain) and temperatures in civil engineering structures


Dr. Gethin Wyn Roberts
The University of Nottingham
United Kingdom
E-mail: gethin.roberts[at]

Vice Chair
Mr. Joël van Cranenbroeck
Leica Geosystems AG
E-mail: joel.vancranenbroeck[at]