FIG Commission 6 - Engineering Surveys

Term 2015-2018

Highlights Commission Chair

The mission of Commission6 Engineering Surveys is the implementation of innovative technologies and the modernization of the engineering surveys processes of data acquisition, processing, interpretation and quality control but also the epoch by epoch data management and analysis of the engineering object condition changes as important part of the maintenance and emergency situation alert. One of the key subjects in our mission is to promote, develop and implement new processing algorithms and data filtering for optimization the surveying data pre-and post-processing.

Dr. Ivo Milev, Germany

The structure of Commission 6 includes 4 working groups profiled in specific areas of the engineering surveying, data acquisition and analysis. These are:

Working Group 6.1 – Deformation Monitoring and Analysis (Chair Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Niemeier (Germany)) This working group is focused on the deformation studies in the engineering surveying and on the support of the multidisciplinary collaboration between surveying, structural and geotechnical engineers to understand the behavior of structures and geotechnical objects

Working Group 6.2- Engineering surveys for design, constructive works and exploitation of buildings and communication infrastructure (Chair Joel van Cranenbroeck (Belgium))
This group is working on the task to support the design and usage of real-time deformation monitoring solutions and their systems for awareness during the constructive and exploitation period of an infrastructure object, as well as the combination of the ‘Smart technology solutions’ with the objectives of the engineering surveying for optimization the processes of train and automobile control system, and traffic management.

Working Group 6.3 - Sensor fusion, data acquisition and processing techniques for moving measuring complexes (Chair Prof. Vladimir A. Seredovich (Russia))
The focus on this working group is to support and promote the understanding of the principles and the applying of multi-channel systems for engineering surveying task, for surface scanning and investigation in areas with no permanent GNSS availability. To increase the understanding for the application of moving measuring complexes and real-time data analysis for the purposes of the engineering surveying.

Working Group 6.4 - Wide Area Engineering Surveys for Monitoring, Features Determination and Environmental Management (Chair Rémy Boudon (France))
This working group is focused on the integration of Mobile laser scanning systems and Airborne Systems (manned or unmanned) for the precise surveying, monitoring and inventory documentation for the railway and road sectors, power line infrastructure, oil and gas pipelines, waterways management.

Work Plan

Terms of Reference

  • 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 (method statements).
  • Deformation monitoring, analysis and interpretation, measurement of dynamic loaded structures (general).
  • Prediction of deformation and movements in engineering projects, mines and areas of geological hazard such as landslides, subsidence etc.
  • Automatic measuring systems, construction and industry and multi-sensor measuring systems.
  • Real-time deformation monitoring, analysis and interpretation, measurement of time series, measuring and analyzing the load caused the stress and strain response of the engineering structures.
  • Data acquisition, pre- and post-processing. Optimization and control of the data management during the life cycle of a project, final data integration, and its accuracy reliability for wide range processes of the structural engineering.

Mission statement

  • Implementation of innovative technologies and modernization of the engineering surveys processes of data acquisition, processing, interpretation and quality control but also the epoch by epoch data management and analysis of the engineering object condition changes as important part of the maintenance and emergency situation alert.
  • Developing and implementation of calculation algorithms for optimization of the surveying data pre-and post-processing.
  • Further development of the process of design, construction and exploitation of engineering objects.
  • Support all development and multidisciplinary expertise leading to integrated survey methods, using various instruments (geodetic, geotechnic, fast motion) and sensors and combining geometry with all other data relevant to each engineering problem (as example BIMS.
  • Engagement in the West and Central Asia region and acquisition of interest for joining the FIG.
  • Cooperation with the ISM (International Society for Mine Surveying).
  • Organize regional FIG events, and participates on events organized by sister organizations.
 

Work Plan

 
     
Key Documents

Working Groups

Working Group 6.1 – Deformation Monitoring and Analysis

Policy Issues

Deformation studies in Engineering Surveying are based on a broad knowledge of suitable sensors and their potential, modern data storage and communication solutions and advanced processing and analysis methods. Additionally a thorough understanding of the behavior of monitoring objects (large scale structure or landslide effected area), is essential to set-up and operate an optimum monitoring system. Nowadays deformation tasks are more and more oriented towards real-time systems, which require automation of data capture and new concepts in data processing, analysis and interpretation.

WG6.1’s main goals will be to support specialists in deformation studies with state-of-the art solutions and provide latest developments and future oriented concepts: 

  • Support studies on the potential of existing and new sensors to determine geometric deformation quantities from surveying and adjacent fields (such as geotechnics).
  • Support the development of concepts for automated data storage, data transfer and data pre-processing.
  • Support the adaptation of numerical algorithms to derive relevant deformation quantities in real-time, including concepts from time series analysis.
  • Support a multidisciplinary collaboration between surveying, structural and geotechnical engineers to understand the behavior of structures and geotechnical objects.
  • Study of most modern concepts for data analysis (e.g. artificial neural networks, fuzzy logics and generic algorithms).
  • Initiate investigations to extend the range of deformation studies to higher frequencies, specifically in Structural Health Monitoring (study of oscillations and vibrations and their effects on critical structures).

Chair

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Niemeier (Germany)
E-mail: w.niemeier[at]tu-bs.de


orking Group 6.2 – Engineering surveys for design, constructive works and exploitation of buildings and transportation infrastructure

Policy Issues 

  • Initiate a multidisciplinary collaboration between survey engineers, civil engineers, structural and mechanical engineers.
  • Creating an awareness of surveyors through a task force “Geotechnical sensors” as the trend today is going for an integration of those sensors in the geodetic deformation analysis and vice versa. 
  • Support the design and usage of real-time deformation monitoring solutions and their systems for awareness during the constructive and exploitation period of an infrastructure object.
  • Support the integration of adapted techniques and methods for the targets of the engineering surveying. Combination of the ‘Smart technology solutions’ with the objectives of the engineering surveying for optimization the processes of train and automobile control system, and traffic management.
  • Interaction with the requirements of the common used CAD systems and final product delivery forms.

Chair

Joel van Cranenbroeck (Belgium)
E-mail: cgeos2014[at]gmail.com


Working Group 6.3 – Sensor fusion, data acquisition and processing techniques for moving measuring complexes

 Policy Issues

This WG targets are the integration and the combination of signals in a complex sensor network. 

  • Developing of new processing algorithms, data filtering and optimization of calculation process. 
  • Understanding the principles and applying the multi-channel systems for areas with no permanent GNSS availability, for surface scanning and investigations.
  • Increased understanding of the theory and practice of designed moving measuring complexes for real-time automatic analysis of determined physical features (structure pressure and temperature, settlements and etc.).

Chair

Vladimir Seredovich (Russia)
E-mail: v.seredovich[at]list.ru


Working Group 6.4 –Wide Area Engineering Surveys for Monitoring, Features Determination and Environmental Management

 Policy Issues 

  • Support the integration of MLS and Airborne systems (manned or unmanned) for the railway and road sectors for fast and precise surveying, monitoring and inventory documentation.
  • Power lines infrastructure inspection and documentation.
  • Support the geophysical, hydrographic and engineering surveys and data interpretation for stable wind power offshore facilities planning. This includes the position planning, cable route planning, interaction with the shipping, oil and gas industries, assurance for safety exploitation and protecting of the environmental heritage.
  • Oil and gas pipelines, new clear power plants. Integration of fixed and moving sensor systems for continuous real-time monitoring and diagnostics.
  • Support the LiDAR systems for the purposes of the waterways management, for surveying and estimating the corridor (natural and artificial one) width for the purposes of the infrastructure and water vehicles and floods damage preventing.
  • TerraSarX time series and maps primary used for settlements control.
  • UAV, Helicopters and Copters systems as effective and rapid data acquisition tools for the needs of the rail and road industry, for the mining surveying and data management.
  • LiDAR systems for monitoring of water reservoirs and mine basins, for creating of bathymetric and topographic models.

Chair

Rémy Boudon (France)
E-mail: remy.boudon[at]edf.fr


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