At the start of May, Fox and Associates had the pleasure of being involved in the 78th FIG Working Week. This exciting week-long conference brought together over 650 surveying and spatial professionals from all over the globe.
FIG, short for Fédération Internationale des Géomètres or International Federation of Surveyors represents the interests of surveyors worldwide. The conference along with its technical sessions, workshops, trade exhibition and social events, offered a unique opportunity to discuss key challenges within the surveying profession.
The conference theme was “Recovery from Disaster,” reflecting on New Zealand’s experience recovering from the 2011 Christchurch earthquake sequence. During the event, Fox and Associates’ Phil Dewar presented his paper ‘Building Floor Levels and Verticality Surveys – Data Capture and Presentation using a Canterbury Example’.
Phil’s paper discusses his personal experiences of the Canterbury earthquake before reviewing some of the field data capture and presentation practices that have been adopted since. The paper specifically focuses on surveys of buildings and structures that measure vertical condition and floor levels.
This paper presents challenges, considerations, and recommendations for field practice including equipment selection and measurement procedures, and data presentation developed from experiences of carrying out such surveys in Christchurch over the past five and a half years.
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Building Floor Levels and Verticality Surveys – Data Capture and Presentation using a Canterbury Example (8227) Phil Dewar (New Zealand), FIG Working Week 2016: Recovery from Disaster, Christchurch, New Zealand, May 2–6, 2016