Lethbridge Branch Lunch n' Learn: Surveying Buried Facilities - Canada Falling Behind
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Register by July 15, 2019
The management of buried infrastructure around the world is rapidly changing. France is in the process of mapping all existing critical underground infrastructure in the country. Ten million dollars was shaved off the cost of a traffic interchange project in Alabama simply by mapping the unknown buried facilities on the site prior to tender. In the United Kingdom, the liability of a utility owner in a line strike situation is tied to the accuracy of their as-built data.
The future of buried infrastructure will bring us fewer maps and more data, driven by efficiency and cost savings. Our boundary data will not be on paper plans filed at a title office, but in a digital file managed by the professional community. Michael Thompson will present on what governments around the world are doing to use and adapt to rapidly changing technologies, and the legislative changes that we will be seeing in Canada for cadastral and buried infrastructure management.
About the Presenter
Michael Thompson, P.Eng., ALS, CLS, is the Chair of Professional Surveyors Canada. A 2005 graduate of geomatics engineering at the University of Calgary, he spent his early career managing legal survey operations for Maltais Geomatics in High Level, Alberta. In 2010, he took a new position with MPE Engineering in Lethbridge, managing their legal survey division. Since 2015, he has been the owner operator of Halma Thompson Land Surveys in Lethbridge.
Lethbridge City Hall
Culver City Room
910 4th Avenue South
Lethbridge, AB T1J 0P6
|Date||July 16, 2019|
11:30 a.m. - Registration
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. - Presentation
Michael Thompson, P.Eng., ALS, CLS
Halma Thompson Land Surveys
|Registration Deadline||July 15, 2019|