September 2013 Archives

Feature: Details of Deformation Monitoring

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This entry is part 7 of 8 in the series September 2013

When evaluating automated versus conventional deformation monitoring for a major rail project in Slovenia, automated clearly wins.Editor’s Note: PSM has examined several automated deformation monitoring case studies; due to technological advances, automated monitoring has gone mainstream. The following adaptation of an academic paper provides a direct analysis of project operational considerations and cost comparisons. Intuitively, […]

Editor’s Desk: Already Here

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This entry is part 8 of 8 in the series September 2013

Fait acompli – “it is done” You can hang a camera from a kite, or a balloon, or a radio-controlled aircraft, or a small private aircraft, or even a full-blown helicopter—this has been going on since the advent of cameras and these airborne platforms. Television and film production companies have been using small, radio-controlled helicopters, […]