1st International Symposium on Engineering Surveys for Construction Works and Structural Engineering

University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
28 June -  1 July 2004

Photo of some of the delegates.

The University of Nottingham was host to an International Federation of Surveyors’ (FIG) Conference from the 28 June to 1 July. The symposium was held as part of Working Group 6.4 “Engineering Surveys for Construction Works and Structural Engineering” and Task Force 6.1.1 “Measurements and Analysis of Cyclic Deformations and Structural Vibrations”. The Conference was the “First International Symposium on Engineering Surveys for Construction Works and Structural Engineering”.

Both these groups are chaired by Dr Gethin Roberts of the Institute of Engineering Surveying and Space Geodesy at the University of Nottingham, and organiser of the symposium.

In addition, Prof Fritz Brunner of Technical University Graz, Austria organised a workshop based around his task force 6.4.1 “Fibre optic sensors”.

The conference was attended by 70 people from a vast array of countries around the World. The symposium was held over the first three days, with a workshop on the forth. The symposium and workshop saw 56 papers being presented, covering all aspects of the symposium’s field. The workshop detailed the research carried out by the University of Nottingham and Cranfield University as part of an EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council) funded project “A Remote Health Monitoring System Using Computational Simulation and GPS Sensors”.

Overall, the conference was very successful, allowing international researchers to be able to discuss and disseminate results. The conference was part sponsored by the IAG, Leica Geosystems, Topcon, Trimble and Accurate Controls.

Proceedings from the symposium may be found at the following URL http://www.fig.net/nottingham/