Ear to the Ground - Fall 2016 - 27


Though relatively new, the standard
has already been integrated by several authorities including the City of
Toronto. Utility and right of way owners such as Union Gas and the Ontario
Ministry of Transportation are also looking to improve their current records practices based on guidance provided by
CSA  S250. The CSA is encouraging
all organizations to leverage S250 as a
records management framework going
forward since it could quickly become a
facet of municipal construction contracts
and eventually be legislated in Canada.

SUE IN INFRASTRUCTURE
DESIGN
As the need for SUE becomes more
apparent both nationally and worldwide, many cities and municipalities are
implementing SUE either directly in the
design phase or completing SUE projects ahead of engineering RFP's. The
latter practice controls the SUE data
and reduces interpretation risks and
higher costs associated with outsourcing as a component of the design RFP.
SUE played an integral role in the
recent Union Station Revitalization
project, designed to bring many new
enhancements to riders such as a
roof and glass atrium over passenger platforms and railway tracks, new
staircases, additional vertical access
points, and an overhaul of the platforms

and station concourses. This project
included significant analysis and review
for reconfiguration of track between the
Don River and Strachan Avenue.
Because the track had been subject
to change and resurveyed multiple times
over the years, concerns arose over the
accuracy of existing data, particularly for
subsurface assets. "We're dealing with
infrastructure that is 50 to 70 years old,"
said Florin Doru Merauta, senior project
engineer and electrical lead with Hatch
Mott MacDonald. "We were uncertain of
the location of underground utilities and
were working with disparate datasets

that were scattered across multiple platforms. Adding to the challenge was the
fact that GO Transit's interlocking track
system is considered one of the most
complex in North America."
The SUE process was implemented to
get an accurate depiction of all existing
public and privately owned utility services including gas, hydro, water, fibre
optics, telecommunications, and signal
cabling. Non-destructive geophysical
inspection methods - including groundpenetrating radar and electromagnetic
induction - were leveraged to detect
buried cables and utilities that crossed

Integrated Horizontal and Vertical
Co-ordinate Control Surveys
GPS and Total Station Boundary and
As Built Utility Surveys
Pre-Construction Topographic Surveys,
Construction Layout Control
Member ORCGA
582 Frederick Street
Kitchener, ON N2B 2A9
Fax: 519-576-6044

www.landsurveyor.ca

790325_ACI.indd 1

828139_Cable.indd
1
2/10/16 1:04
PM

FALL 2016

27

8/30/16 5:56 PM


http://www.landsurveyor.ca http://www.cablemasterinc.com http://www.landsurveyor.ca http://www.cablemasterinc.com

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Ear to the Ground - Fall 2016

President’s Message
Membership in the ORCGA: Uncovering Value
Dig Safe, Dig Smart
DIRT Report
Ontario One Call
Our Hidden Infrastructure
Ear to the Ground - Fall 2016 - cover1
Ear to the Ground - Fall 2016 - cover2
Ear to the Ground - Fall 2016 - 3
Ear to the Ground - Fall 2016 - 4
Ear to the Ground - Fall 2016 - 5
Ear to the Ground - Fall 2016 - 6
Ear to the Ground - Fall 2016 - 7
Ear to the Ground - Fall 2016 - 8
Ear to the Ground - Fall 2016 - President’s Message
Ear to the Ground - Fall 2016 - Membership in the ORCGA: Uncovering Value
Ear to the Ground - Fall 2016 - 11
Ear to the Ground - Fall 2016 - Dig Safe, Dig Smart
Ear to the Ground - Fall 2016 - 13
Ear to the Ground - Fall 2016 - 14
Ear to the Ground - Fall 2016 - 15
Ear to the Ground - Fall 2016 - DIRT Report
Ear to the Ground - Fall 2016 - 17
Ear to the Ground - Fall 2016 - Ontario One Call
Ear to the Ground - Fall 2016 - 19
Ear to the Ground - Fall 2016 - 20
Ear to the Ground - Fall 2016 - 21
Ear to the Ground - Fall 2016 - 22
Ear to the Ground - Fall 2016 - Our Hidden Infrastructure
Ear to the Ground - Fall 2016 - 24
Ear to the Ground - Fall 2016 - 25
Ear to the Ground - Fall 2016 - 26
Ear to the Ground - Fall 2016 - 27
Ear to the Ground - Fall 2016 - 28
Ear to the Ground - Fall 2016 - 29
Ear to the Ground - Fall 2016 - 30
Ear to the Ground - Fall 2016 - cover3
Ear to the Ground - Fall 2016 - cover4
https://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/RGCB/RGCB0119
https://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/RGCB/RGCB0218
https://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/RGCB/RGCB0118
https://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/RGCB/RGCB0217
https://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/RGCB/RGCB0117
https://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/RGCB/RGCB0216
https://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/RGCB/RGCB0116
https://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/RGCB/RGCB0215
https://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/RGCB/RGCB0115
https://www.nxtbookmedia.com