multiVIEW is pleased to join the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) as a corporate member and to actively participate in ASCE’s newly formed chapter – The Utility Engineering & Surveying Institute (UESI) – GTA Chapter. ASCE represents more than 150,000 civil engineering professionals across 177 countries, and is a world leader in publishing technical content, providing professional development opportunities, and serving as an authoritative source for standards that protect the public.
multiVIEW has been offering services in accordance with ASCE standard 38-02: Standard for the Collection and Depiction of Existing Subsurface Utility Data, and has more than 30 years of related industry experience. As such, the membership was a natural fit.
“Subsurface Utility Engineering has become a common staple of municipal contracts and a vital aspect of construction planning,” said Kevin Vine, President, multiVIEW. “The establishment of a local UESI chapter will help to reduce industry fragmentation while allowing subject matter experts to collectively solve challenges and build upon a body of best practices.”
Goals of the UESI GTA Chapter include providing a forum to exchange technical and professional ideas, disseminate research, define best practices related to utility engineering and surveying, and assist in the development of policy.
Topics of discussion will include Subsurface Utility Engineering (SUE), Utility Coordination, data management and security, utility risk research, the Utility Infrastructure Report Card, among others. The Chapter is divided into main segments of interest: Pipeline, Utility Risk Management, Surveying and Geomatics, Asset Management, Standards and Construction Management.
The first local GTA Chapter meeting took place in December, providing an opportunity for members to meet and establish goals and objectives. The Chapter will meet again in the upcoming months.
Learn more about ASCE and The Utility Engineering & Surveying Institute (UESI).