In the spirit of GIS Day on November 18 2015, York University’s Geomatics Club held a celebration centred on “Geomatics Engineering in Transportation.” Monteith & Sutherland were invited to speak at the event with Aleks Kubilius, Chief Operating Officer, and Brent Golem, Project Manager, discussing their experience with the Eglinton-Crosstown LRT project and use of the Gyromat to keep the engineering work on track. Thanks to Dennis Sherman and the Geomatics Club for their hospitality.
On the Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit project we perform precise deformation monitoring, where we survey surface and building settlement points. There are approximately 4250 settlement instruments to be observed over the course of the project, with 6 survey crews working together to complete daily monitoring tasks where there is active construction. One of the most challenging aspects of this monitoring project is measuring above the Tunnel Boring Machines at night and combating poor lighting and glare from car headlights. See below for a glimpse at the process:
For 70 years, the professional paths of Monteith & Sutherland Limited and James D. Nisbet Land Surveyors ran parallel, intertwined and separated again, always maintaining a cordial and respectful relationship in the market.
So it is with great pride that Glenn Dawson (right), Jack Monteith (middle) and Marty Nisbet (left) announce a successful merger of their two companies effective September 1, 2015.