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Lori Schaus, Applied Research Associates, Inc.
Claude Laflamme, Rival Solutions Inc.

Congrès INFRA 2018

19 au 21 novembre

Biographie des conférenciers

Lori Schaus has over 10 years of experience in the design, evaluation, and management of municipal and highway pavements. 
Prior to joining ARA in 2007, she earned her Master of Applied Science degree and Bachelor of Applied Science degree from the University of Waterloo. 
As part of ARA, Ms. Schaus has managed high complexity geotechnical investigations for several large MTO detailed design projects. For the 15-km new highway alignment for Highway 69 in Pointe Au Baril, Ms. Schaus managed and directed upwards of 20 field staff completing condition surveys and subsurface investigations. She has managed pavement evaluation and design projects for the Regions of Halton, Peel, and York, and the City of Toronto. All projects were completed on time and on budget.

In 1997, Claude Laflamme joined a start up company: Geo-3D where the designed and developed data collection solutions using digital cameras coupled with a software suite integrating photogrammetry and GIS capabilities simplifying the image to information process. 
In 2008, after the acquisition of Geo-3D by Trimble Navigation Ltd., he lead an international team (Canada, Germany and US) of engineers and software developers responsible to build the Trimble MX8 data collection solution integration digital cameras, laser scanners and GNSS-INS systems.
In 2013, he left Trimble to create a new start-up Rival Solutions with the vision of making data collection and infrastructure inspection accessible to everyone.

Résumé de conférence

Semi-Automation of Data Collection to Eliminate a Utility Cut Repair Backlog: City of Toronto Case Study Utility cuts pose a perpetual problem as it relates to maintaining roadway quality on the complex network within major metropolitan cities. Each year, the City of Toronto issues permits for approximately 50,000 utility cuts. Once a permit is issued and underground work completed, the utility completes a temporary restoration. The utility is required to monitor and repair deficiencies for up to 18 months. Permanent repairs are then carried out by the City, who then recovers the cost of the repairs, plus overhead expenses and a pavement degradation fee, from the Utility. Based on the current resources and methodology, the City is unable to keep up with inspecting and quantifying the number of utility cuts issued per year. Permit works verification and restoration backlog completion is not unique to the City of Toronto and quite common for many major metropolitan cities. The purpose of the study was to verify the backlog status of some 18,000 permit locations, confirm if a permanent repair was completed, and make recommendations for further action, if required. For those requiring permanent repairs, inspections were completed to estimate the type and amount of work in accordance with the permit regulations. In addition a work program to eliminate the backlog of repairs was developed. There were several key factors that influenced the successful completion of this project in order to inspect over 18,000 permit locations scattered across the City in four months. The solution used the integration of state-of-the-art technologies related to mobile mapping, cloud computing, and web dashboard reporting to remove as much operating complexity and burden as possible from the field inspectors. Ultimately, this enabled effective and timely data collection and delivery, with all data tied to the City’s street segments and wards, as well other critical attributes. This presentation presents a case study that illustrates how a semi-automated solution allowed the inspectors to assess, collect and map the utility cut conditions, locations, images, and other required attributes to assist in the creation of the work program to eliminate the outstanding utility cut repair backlog.


Utility Cut Repair Inspections: Toronto Case Study
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