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Seminar on Underground Utility Survey Based on Nondestructive Testing, Surveying, Imaging and Diagnostic (NDTSID) Approaches cum Consultation Forum

Flyer of Consultation forum (20190103) 

Date:                  10 Jan 2019 (Thursday)      
Time:                 09:15 to 17:45  
Admission:       Free of charge

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09:15 to 09:35
Opening address and update of the ITF project “Development of specifications for Nondestructive testing, Surveying,Imaging and Diagnosis for Underground Utilities (NDTSID-UU) ” by Ir Dr. Wallace W.L. Lai,
Associate Professor of 
Department of Land Surveying and Geo-informatics, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
09:35 to 10:15(including Q&A)
Prof. Nicole Metje, Department of Civil Engineering and Director of National Buried Infrastructure Facility, University of Birmingham, UK
Topic: Utility Mapping Standards around the world and why this matters
-        Utility standards in UK, USA, Canada, Australia & Malaysia & developments of an update to PAS128 in the UK
-        Review of utility strikes (type, causes etc) mainly in UK, but some comparison to USA
-        Some indication of the economic costs of these
10:15 to 10:55(including Q&A)
Prof. George Tuckwell, RSK Environment Ltd., UK
Topic: Subsurface mapping standards and practice in the UK from a practitioner’s perspective
-        Application of utility survey standard PAS128, benefits to us and to clients
-        General approach to survey design and focussing on the client’s problem
-        Technologies for condition surveys
10:55 to 11:10
Coffee break
11:10 to 11:50(including Q&A)
Prof. Tom Iseley, Trenchless Technology Center, Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, LA, USA
Topic: Underground Utility (UU) Surveying is a Critical Component of Buried Asset Management
11:50 to 12:20
Ir Dr. Fiona W.Y. Chan, Hong Kong Accreditation Service, Innovation Technology Commission, HKSAR Government
Topic: How does Accreditation Deliver Confidence in Construction Industry?
12:20 to 14:00
14:00 to 14:30
Ir Dr. Wallace Wai-Lok Lai, Associate Professor of Department of Land Surveying and Geo-informatics,
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Topic: From touch-based to regular near-surface geophysical survey: the challenges and way forward
14:30 to 16:30
Round table discussion and consultation (Room Z206) for PCL/EML and GPR, and also ways forward for other NDTSID-UU technologies
16:30 to 17:00
Coffee break
17:00 to 17:45
Lab Visit- Underground Utility Survey Laboratory