Presentation on theme: "CSA S250 Standard MAPPING OF UNDERGROUND UTILITY INFRASTRUCTURE"— Presentation transcript:
1 CSA S250 Standard MAPPING OF UNDERGROUND UTILITY INFRASTRUCTURE Bob Gaspirc, OLS, CLS, OAEMChair, CSA S250 Technical CommitteeManager, Mapping Services. City of TorontoURISA - Ontario Chapter "Be Spatial'09" AGM Program and EXPOMay 5, 2009
2 Critical Infrastructure Dependencies Fuels, LubricantsFuel Transport,ShippingFuelTransport, ShippingTranspor-tationOilFuel for Generators, LubricantsPower forSignaling,SwitchesFuel for GeneratorsSCADA,CommunicationsSCADA, CommunicationsFuels, LubricantsCommunicationsSCADA,Water for Production, Cooling, Emissions ReductionPower for Pumping Stations, Storage, Control SystemsPower for Compressors, Storage, Control SystemsPower for Pumpand Lift Stations,Control SystemsNaturalGasElectricPowerWater forCooling,Emissions ReductionFuel for GeneratorsProduction,Cooling,Emissions ReductionWater forHeatPower for SwitchesWaterWater for CoolingTelecom
4 Traffic Congestion is increasing If uncheckedBy 2031 we will need 19 additional lanes of expressway capacity to move suburban commuters to jobs in the City and City residents to jobs in the 905 region which cannot be effectively served by public transit.Road system reaching capacity The road system can't continue to accommodate car-dependent sprawl. Projections show that our arterial roads will be seriously congested, both in the regions and in Toronto.Air pollution Increased traffic congestion will further pollute what is already the poorest air quality in Ontario and may limit the ability of the entire GTA region to attract people and businesses.Ability to attract people and businesses The cost of installing and maintaining infrastructure and services at lower densities over a broader area will be in the billions of dollars, while in the City, parts of the existing infrastructure are under-utilized.Cost of installing/ maintaining infrastructure and servicesLost farmland - 3,000 hectares per year Between 1976 and 1996, over 60,000 hectares of farmland was paved over, and we continue to lose over 3,000 hectares of farmland per year.
5 Infrastructure Challenges Definitions, terms, features, symbologyCost management issues, business disruptions to revenue stream, disruption to other utilities, damage prevention, coordination, circulationReduced right of way size, congestion, no cut moratoriums, advancements of trench technology,
6 Local Government Responsibilities Owner/user of the public roads under its jurisdictionPublic roads are held in trust for the long-term benefit of the public, the taxpayers & other users of the public roadsPolicies are needed that will withstand the test of time, to administer the surface & subsurface spaceTo support municipal activities, there is a need to know what is in the right of way & where is it located?As you are aware, the City has a dual role to play on the TPUCC. It is both a user and owner of the public highways under its jurisdiction.The common and statute law recognizes that public highways have special characteristics which distinguish them from private property.Public highways are held in trust for the long-term benefit of the public, the taxpayers and other users of the public highway.This trust necessitates that municipalities develop policies to administer the surface and subsurface space in the public highways that will withstand the test of time.
7 Question?How will you demonstrate that your records are evidence that an event, activity, or task occurred or did not occur?Accidental contact with underground utility lines can be dangerous and cost millions in repairs and delays. Time spent properly locating and mapping utilities before starting construction can significantly lower the risk
8 Utility Records - Evidence of an event, activity, task As-built drawings, plans, sketchesCirculation drawings, mark upsDesign drawingPermit drawings, sketchesApproved design drawing used for purposes of constructionField notes, locator notes, inspector notes,Digital representations of aboveThese key phrases are not defined by the law, but the Canada Evidence Act, as well as most provincial and territorial evidence acts, contains the following provision, encouraging the use of standards:31.5 For the purpose of determining under any rule of law whether an electronic document is admissible, evidence may be presented in respect of any standard, procedure, usage or practice concerning the manner in which electronic documents are to be recorded or stored, having regard to the type of business, enterprise or endeavour that used, recorded or stored the electronic document and the nature and purpose of the electronic document..
9 Key Goals –improve decision making during utility life cycle You must:Be ready to produce utility “record” as evidence that an event, set of activities, or task occurred and was completedHave record containing relevant, factual, and timely dataBe able to access and retrieve utility recordBe able to share, manipulate, analyze, distribute dataMake and act on decisions using reliable and dependable utility map recordsThe basic process by which a standard is developed is consistent among all standard development organizations, national and international. The following is a simplified breakdown of the process:Identification of the need for new standardPreliminary study and preparation of a draft outlineEstablishment of a committee (pre-existing or new)Committee meetings and consensus building on the draftVote on the draft standardPublication of the standardStandards help organizations ensure their products and services are consistent, compatible, effective, and safe. They also help the public understand these important safety requirements.Most standards are voluntary - there are no laws requiring their application - but an increasingly competitive market place for goods and services means that more and more customers are demanding adherence to specific standards. Governments also make some standards mandatory by referencing them legislatively or through regulations.
10 Good records - better decision making CSA s250 provides: Terminology –characteristics of a recordAuthenticity – what it purports to beReliability – trusted as full and accurate representation of the factIntegrity – complete and unalteredUsability – can be located, retrieved, presented, and interpretedCodification of best practises to qualify the level of reliability of mapping records information that is collected and used to depict the location and attributes of utility infrastructureQuality levels envisioned to be as per ASCE 38-02, Standard Guideline for the Collection and Depiction of Existing Subsurface Utility DataAccuracy of mapping recordsAccurate content, completeness, extent of coverage, completeness, and spatial accuracy(Absolute & Relative) Accuracy levels being defined
11 CSA s250 Mapping Standard also Provides a technically neutral languageCreates a consistent and repeatable approach to mapping and recording of facility information“as per CSA S250”Promotes communication among utility infrastructure stakeholders and reduces infrastructure life-cycle challengesOwners, operators and regulators nationwide want to better manage record the existence, identification, and depiction, and location of buried plant during the planning, design, construction and operation, retirement phases.The development of a standard for mapping of underground utility infrastructure is a logical next step, building on best practicesRefer back to Common Ground Alliance in Ontario and BCInfrastructure challenges:Defintions, terms, symbology, features, have known meaning and can be applied to :Cost management issues, business disruptions to revenue stream, disruption to other utilities, damage prevention, , Time cost, coordination, reduced right of way size, congestion, no cut moratoriums, advancements of trench technology,-By improving communication between infrastructure stakeholders there is a better opportunity to cooperate and collaborate rather than work in isolation – co-builds, joint trenching,
12 Benefits to allImproved safety of company and contractor employees and the general public by decreasing utility hits/strikesImproved reliability and accuracy in the location of underground utility infrastructure mapping records and supporting dataLower cost in utility design life cycle by sharing accurate and complete utility records in a more timely fashion amongst all users (owners, municipalities, designers, contractors, locators, …)
13 CSA s250: – Mapping of underground infrastructure Applying the standard to an organization’s business will not eliminate the possibility of litigation, but it will make the production of electronic records easier and their acceptance in a legal proceeding more certain.This standard is not intended to replace, reduce, or eliminate the “Call before you dig” requirements for field locates of buried utilities
14 CSA s250 is Part of the decision framework Acts, regulations, by-laws, codesResults of court actions/decisions, other legal proceedingBusiness policies, best practice, procedures, and operational requirementsThis standard can be applied to the policies, procedures, practices and documentation that organizations need to establish the integrity and authenticity of recorded information on field notes, plans, sketches, as-builts, GIS systems, or other data/information management systemsIts technology-neutral language allows organizations to apply the procedures to various types and combinations of Information Technology“…as per CSA s250 statements - will assist them in demonstrating compliance with legal requirements, without dictating the types of technology required.As a codification of best practices become more embedded into the evolution of this standard, organizations can and will be able to rely on this standard if they implement the appropriate procedures and follow them.Applying the standard to an organization’s business will not eliminate the possibility of litigation, but it will make the production of electronic records easier and their acceptance in a legal proceeding more certain.STANDARDSISO records managementCAN/CGSB-72.34, Electronic records as documentary evidencestandards endorsed for the Canadian Geospatial Data Infrastructure (CGDI) (DRM, metadata, web services etc)CSA s250 – Mapping of Underground Utility InfrastructureTechnology neutral language Improves, enhances records management during design, construction, operation, retirement phase of plantEnablesFramework for collection, access exchange, and distribution
15 Regional Public Works Commissioners of Ontario BackgroundRPWCO Task Force formed in June 2005 in order to improve the efficiency and safety of road and utility construction by developing standards for the following:as-built records of buried utilities;electronic formats of as-built records; andplanned construction activity in the road allowance.February 9, 2007Regional Public Works Commissioners of Ontario
16 What was foundNo current mapping standard that addresses accuracy, process, and identification of underground plantHistorically, high variability in the reliability, consistency & accuracy of mapping underground utilitiesThe (Ontario and BC) Common Ground Alliance movement have introduced Mapping “Best Practices” for Damage PreventionRecent technological advancements allows for:Improved records capture (GPS, LIDAR, imagery)Better records storage (GIS, CADD systems)Enhanced access and sharing mechanismsGrowing appetite to share utility mapping recordsUtility owners/operators already have internal standards
17 Build Up to Development of Standard 2005 to 2006 Q3 – ORCGA Mapping Best Practices finalized and committee dissolved2006 Q1 to Q3 – RPWCO gathered support to develop a mapping standard2006 Q3 – RPWCO approached CSA to conduct a study on the viability of developing a new mapping standard2006 Q4 to 2007 Q2 – Feasibility Task Force2007 Q2 – Call for participation nationwide to become member of committee to develop new CSA standard2007 Q3 – New CSA S250 Technical Committee established and kick offStarted from a position of strength by building on best practices generally accepted by industryReferred to existing documentsCommon Ground Alliance: Mapping Best PracticesASCE SUE conceptsISO 15489Policy, practise, process, procedures from various stakeholdersEnsuring that requirements are realistic and can be practically achievable without significant demands/investments or changes to stakeholder group technology, practices or internal processes
18 Why a CSA based standard? Part of the National Standards System; accredited by the Standards Council of CanadaProvides management framework for administering technical committeeActs a facilitator; provides neutral third party forum, process, and structure for developing a consensus standardLeader in developing standards in Canada since founded in 1919.Originally known as the “Canadian Engineering Standards Association”215 Staff9,000 volunteer members worldwideOver 3,000 publications covering 54 technology areasOver 40% of its Standards are referenced in legislationOffers 600+ training events a year attended by 8,500+ students
19 Public Review / Enquiry TC CSA s250Mandate:The Committee shall be responsible for developing and maintaining standards related to mapping and recording of existing in-service underground utility infrastructure and related appurtenances below, at, or near grade and those that are either abandoned or that are reserved for future use.ChairAssociateMembersCSA ProjectManagerPublic Review / EnquiryUser interestGeneral interestCarriersRegulatory AuthorityVoting Members:The standard applies to those who receive, create, capture, maintain, use, store or dispose of utility related mapping records.Technical Committee established consisting of subject matter experts, that also represent regional and end user interests.This standard applies to private and public sector activities of Persons irrespective of whether such activities are undertaken on a for-profit or not-for-profit basisThis standard is intended for use by those who want to improve the assurance that the records they hold are trustworthy, reliable and recognized as authentic.Consensus Based Approach:1919
20 RA Regulatory Authority 4 7 Committee MatrixInterest categoriesMin MaxUI User InterestGI General InterestCA CarriersRA Regulatory Authority3. Committee Structure3.1 CategoriesMembers shall represent the following categories on the basis of their predominant interest in the products or services detailed in Clause 2.1 of these terms of reference:(a) User Interest (UI) — this category shall include those who are predominantly involved with the supply of services related to the mapping, locating, excavating, data capture and creating, and/or construction of the underground utility infrastructure;(b) General Interest (GI) — this category shall include those who are predominantly involved in providing planning and design services, and those who are not associated in any way with the supply of services related to the mapping, locating, excavating, data capture and creating, construction, ownership, operation and/or regulation of the underground utility infrastructure. This category may include professionals employed by academic and scientific institutions;(c) Carriers (CA) - this category shall include those who are predominantly involved with the ownership and/or operation of an underground utility infrastructure; and(d) Regulatory Authority (RA) — this category shall include those who are predominantly involved in regulating the use and operation of the underground utility infrastructure.
21 CSA s250 promotes the creation, use, and advancement of mapping records, during utility life cycle PlanningCoordinationInventoryDrawing CirculationCut RepairCSA s250DesignThe Common Goal of building a composite utility mapping system for Toronto will benefit numerous activities affecting TPUCC members including:-planning-coordination-Drawing circulation- redlining-design-permit issuance-utility stakeout-construction and inspection- cut repair and-inventory managementConstructionPermitUtility Stakeout
22 Committee Meetings Held Thus Far October 2007 (Toronto) - Kick-off and member training sessionDecember 2007 (Mississauga) – Lifecycle of plantFebruary 2008 (Mississauga) – Content developmentApril 2008 (Mississauga) – Content developmentJune 2008 (Vancouver) – Content developmentSeptember 2008 (Mississauga) – Rough outline reviewNovember 2008 (Mississauga) – 1st reading of draftJanuary 2009 (Calgary) – 2nd reading of draftTeleconferences as required
23 Examples of recent committee discussions … Feature description and symbologyCommon symbology and attributes to be used to graphically represent utility infrastructure and its associated attributesMunicipal utility coordinationHow will data get shared?What data needs to be shared?How do changes get communicated?
24 Spatial Accuracy Level Map record accuracySpatial Accuracy LevelDescriptionGeodetic Reference1Accurate to within +/- 10cm in the xyz projection coordinate system and referenced to an accepted geodetic datum within a 95% confidence levelabsolute2Accurate to within +/- 30cm in the xyz projection coordinate system and referenced to an accepted geodetic datum within a 95% confidence levelAbsolute3Accurate to within +/- 30cm in the xyz projection coordinate system and referenced to an acceptable topographic or cadastral feature within a 95% confidence levelRelative4Accurate to within +/- 100cm in the xyz projection coordinate system and referenced to an accepted geodetic datum within a 95% confidence levelNo information available related to spatial accuracyN/A
25 TC - Challenges & Observations Need to remind ourselves of the benefits of having a standardNeed to maintain interest in the standard by committee members and all stakeholdersNeed to assess how the standard will be embraced and then sustainedDefinitions: relative, absolute, content, accuracy, depth of cover, elevationincorporate Standard for mapping into municipal access agreements, rfp contract documents
26 Expected OutcomesImproved reliability and accuracy in the location of underground utility infrastructure mapping records & supporting dataImproved safety of company & contractor employees and the general public by decreasing utility hits/strikesLower cost in the utility design life cycle by sharing accurate & complete utility records in a timely fashion amongst all users (municipalities, carriers, contractors, designers, consultants, locators…)
27 What does it mean to me> Once CSA S250 is published, stakeholders may:Ignore itUse standard to support their records management frameworksVoluntarily modify internal practices, processes, systems to meet or exceed standardformally mandate implementation of all or part of CSA standard in regulatory/legislated framework
28 Next Steps - Timeline for Publication Complete rough outline June 2009Enquiry (public review) stage – Fall 2009Approval by CSA Technical Committee – Winter 2009 / 2010Ready for publication – Summer 2010CSA “S250” – Mapping of underground utility infrastructure