Joint ICE and Topcon Lecture - Mass Data Collection, London

25 November, 2015 | 18:00 - 20:00

Joint ICE and Topcon Lecture - Mass Data Collection, London

About this event

This year's Topcon innovation lecture looks at two techniques used in the real-time collection of large measurement data sets for use in infrastructure projects.

Vehicle mounted scanners can provide essential information at all stages of the project lifecycle and act as an important tool for asset management.

In contrast to mass-data collection at a macro level, airborne close-range photogrammetric data (collected by multi-rotor UAS) can be used to measure and monitor structures where conventional measurement techniques prove inadequate.

What are the current legislative requirements for the commercial use of UAS and how can they be operated safely? 


Dipl.-Ing. Norman Hallermann

Norman Hallermann is Civil Engineer and Research Associate at the Bauhaus University of Weimar, Germany. He is working on the topic alternative technologies for the inspection of large scale structures.

After his diploma at the Military University of Munich he worked for more than 6 years in national and international military infrastructure projects. He was squadron commander of an engineering battalion and infrastructure officer in the department of military infrastructure of the German Armed Forces.

Among others he was responsible for the education of military engineers and as infrastructure officer for large military infrastructure projects, like the construction of the new school of military police or the airport for the school of the light aircraft group.

After his military service he came back to the roots of civil engineering to do his PhD at the Bauhaus University in Weimar. Now he is working at the Chair of Modelling and Simulation of Structures and he was responsible for a recently finished project with Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) for the inspection of structures. He is also working for an engineering consultant specialized for the inspection and monitoring of structures.

Norman is member of the IABSE and is strongly involved in the working commission “Conservation of structures”. He won the prize for the best contribution of young engineers at IABSE conference 2015 in Geneva.

Sarah Jones

Sarah Jones is the GIS Manager for LandScope Engineering where she is involved in the autoMAP Mobile Mapping Service mainly working with Topcon and Orbit Geospatial Technologies.

Having previously worked for over 10 years in GIS in Local Government, Sarah was involved in corporate GIS and Land and Property Systems. Sarah was lead officer for a number of E-Government integration projects and had overall responsibility for the infrastructure, development and implementation of location based systems.

More recently in her current role, Sarah is responsible for managing a wide spectrum of autoMAP mobile mapping projects and deliverables through the use of innovative tools and techniques. Last year, Sarah was a speaker at a number of conferences, showcasing how mobile mapping plays its part in efficient highways management.

Sarah is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, with a first class BSc honours degree in Geography and Computing from Staffordshire University.

Peter Roberts

Peter Roberts
Peter Roberts

Peter Roberts is Technical Support and Training Manager with Topcon GB Ltd

A BSc Survey graduate of UEL ( formerly North East London Polytechnic ) Peter spent 20 years as a Land and Engineering surveyor working on projects as diverse as the fabrication of oil platforms throughout Europe , the construction of the Tsing Ma suspension bridge in Hong Kong and the earth works measure on the M6 Toll road.

Peter joined Topcon in 2002 in a technical support role , providing support and training to customers. In his current role he is responsible for managing the support teams for both the Geomatics and Machine Control segments of the business.


Mark Jones

Mark Jones
Mark Jones

Mark Jones is the Service Delivery Manager for Resource Group Unmanned Aviation Services. His team is responsible for the safe and legal collection of aerial data for a wide range of clients including Network Rail, UK Ministry of Defence and Laing O’Rourke.

Mark spent 25 years in the Royal Air Force, where he served in a range of diverse roles including Engineering, the RAF Mountain Rescue Service and Human Intelligence collection in Afghanistan. After leaving the military Mark managed a number multiplatform UAV projects in the Defence and Emergency Services sector before qualifying as a Remote pilot and starting his own aerial survey and inspection company.

Mark’s success attracted the attention of Resource Group, resulting in his recruitment in mid 2015.


Tim Broyd

Tim Broyd
Tim Broyd

Tim is Professor of Built Environment Foresight at University College London.

Tim was recently responsible for a contributing to the UK Government's new Construction Industry Strategy. He is also currently involved in Building Information Modelling (BIM) and is leading on the UK's strategic plan to develop and implement it more widely.

Both a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering and ICE, Tim is well respected in the industry. He's also Vice Chairman of BuildingSmart (UK) Ltd, sits on the UK Government's BIM Task Force and is a Director of CEEQUAL Limited.

He will be ICE President from 2016-7.