The Flood Survey I commissioned was excellent.
Monthly Archives: Oct 2011
Free Breakfast Seminar – Grange Moor, Wakefield – Thursday 10th November 2011
Registration from 08:30; Session 09:00 – 10:00 – Refreshments Provided
The Government’s target of producing 30% of the Country’s power from renewable energy sources by 2020 places an important emphasis on the development of projects such as wind farms, solar power installations and bio-mass projects.
These developments are complemented by facilities which promote recycling as an alternative to extensive landfill. These include anaerobic digestion plants, waste recycling centres and biomass installations.
However, the planning system is fraught with difficulties including those relating to access, traffic, flooding and drainage issues and Sanderson Associates are holding a seminar to highlight how these issues can be dealt with before and during the planning process.
This brief seminar will provide a unique opportunity for local landowners, planning consultants, renewable development companies and financial providers to get together to discuss the issues facing us all.
The seminar will cover topics such as the feasibility of access to the development site, Transport Assessment, potential network improvements, Flood Risk and Drainage Design.
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We now have on our website and our email signature files QRCodes (like the sample here) for scanning our contact details directly into a hand held mobile device, unfortunately, Apple and several other hand held device manufacturers do not currently allow the download of the standard VRCard formats directly to a mobile device via a web browser.
This created a headache for our web development team whom came up with a format that, when the QRCode is scanned, interrogates the accessing device so see if it will allow a direct download or not, thereafter if the computer/device will allow a direct download of the VRCard then our servers push the card to the accessing device, if the device will not allow such a download the requesting party is taken to a web form where they can enter their email address and have the VRCard emailed to them directly. The VRCard can then be installed to the device by opening up the attached VRCard to the received email without problem. The entire process takes seconds.
Other uses of QRCodes, associated with Google Maps, can allow the user to scan the QRCode; this will open up a Google Maps application which will calculate the route and directions from the device current location to our offices at Grange Moor! Try the sample here!
Free applications are readily available for the majority of mobile devices to allow the scanning of QRCodes.
We regularly host the Yorkshire and Humber Branch of the Institute of Highway Engineers (IHE) meetings at our offices a Grange Moor.
The October 2011 Highways Magazine reports on a visit from Gary McDonald of Ordnance Survey to the first evening of the IHE Autumn 2011 programme. Gary explained to his audience a brief history of the Ordnance Survey from its foundations as a producer of military maps in the 18th Century, through the production of the first 1” to 1 mile map (of Kent) in 1801, to its current role as the provider of paper and digital map information for a huge range of customers.
Methods of gathering survey information were also described along with the 5,000 changes across the UK each day as well as interpreting 65,000 aerial images annually. Gary continued to describe the recent advances in the OS Master Map and it was noted that 460 million (and rising) individual features are mapped.
Future planned presentations include ‘The changing face of planning’ to be held at our offices at Grange Moor on the 9th November 2011. Both IHE members and non members are very welcome to join us to enjoy a sociable early evening whilst gaining those valuable extra hours of CPD!
Both Mary and I have been impressed with both the personal and professional way in which our highways issue with Carmarthenshire County Council has been dealt with by Sanderson Associates and are extremely grateful to Bob for his skill in achieving a successful conclusion to what had seemed an intractable problem. You may quote me on that!