Murphy Surveys receive two nominations for New Civil Engineer Tunnelling Awards
Murphy Surveys has been selected as a finalist in two categories of the 2017 Tunnelling Awards, making the shortlist from among a fantastic number of entrants. The Tunnelling Awards are celebrating their eighth year, and the awards are a celebration of the very best Tunnelling expertise.
Firstly, we have been shortlisted in the Technology Innovation of the Year category for our Orwell River Crossing project. This project involved the survey of the marine traffic on the River Orwell for the height planning of the river crossing for two new bridges. The objective was to record the number of vessels passing, record an image of each, the direction of movement, the height of the highest point and the compensation for tidal water level changes.
Due to Murphy Surveys unique overarching expertise in automatic movement monitoring and laser scanning, we saw an opportunity to combine this knowledge into a new solution which could laser scan passing traffic. The difference between this and existing systems is the detailed geometrical survey of the moving vehicles. In addition to the scanning we also installed a camera which is triggered by the laser scanner to record a photo of each vessel. The entire system is IP67 rated to operate in all UK weather conditions.
We have also been nominated for the Geotechnical Specialist Innovation of the Year for the monitoring moving plants and goods project.
We developed an access scan system to automatically survey in/out access geometry of plant and people passing through. It is based on a laser scan and video camera monitoring system which can survey the length and height or any object passing though and entrance gate, and learn to identify type and parameters of them. Proficiency in handling substantial amounts or laser and image data enabled us to develop a cost-efficient way of monitoring moving objects via laser scanning and cameras.
The winners will be announced at the New Civil Engineer Tunnelling Awards ceremony, taking place the evening of Thursday 7th December at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane.