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Progress and development is something inevitable, especially in urban areas. One primary action is the conversion of an idle piece of land to real estate properties like residential homes, townhouses, apartments, commercial buildings, and so much more. Land use in implementing these projects would require geodetic and surveying services in order to ensure safe and secure occupancy as well as adherence to state laws or policies like following the standard building code and compliance of environmental clearance certificate.

When it comes to these concerns, surveyors in Brisbane are likely to be your best and reliable partner. Their expertise in this endeavour, along with credible personal judgment based on using state-of-the-art tools and pieces of equipment, have gained the trust of multinational construction companies in Australia; hence, numerous projects were successfully implemented in the past years, making them the number one and trusted surveying company in Brisbane.


Ocular site inspection and evaluation


Before the construction of any project, surveyors in Brisbane perform an inspection of the terrain, vegetation and other existing projects that are visible in the area. The information that is gathered from this initial survey is considered very critical more than important, in most of the decision making to be done for a particular, structural project. An area with limited access to machinery or equipment, for example, will probably contribute to either a delay or poor productivity performance of a project contractor. Surveys can come up with solutions like diverting an existing road to a wide access conveyance facility or rerouting vehicles to the nearest bunkhouse or settlement just within the construction area.


Recommendation on soil quality and stability


In the event that high rise buildings are erected for commercial and business purposes, engineers would collaborate with both geologists and surveyors before excavating and laying down the foundation. Geologists would normally perform soil sampling to determine if the soil is ideal for megastructures and at the same time, surveyors also prepare individual reports pertaining to the length, width or depth, the building can be erected, considering that basements are part of the whole structure.

Sandy or loamy types of soil may not be recommended for these types of projects; though there are possible options like steel or concrete reinforcements. Nevertheless, meticulous project heads and engineers would not likely gamble on erecting something expensive on unstable or uncertain grounds. However, the sight of pebbles or stones surrounding bedrock is mostly recommended in pursuing an ambitious construction project. Since fault lines are inevitably changing its path, surveyors would recommend adjustments in design and moving the structure slightly to where it can withstand shaking and certain levels of tremor.


Identification of fire hydrant locations and road right of way


Apart from those that are mentioned above, surveyors also are responsible for the proper use of land and urban zoning requirements. To comply with urban planning and development standards, street alleys, sidewalks and persons with disabilities (PWD) access must be given priority before constructing anything along the way. These requisites should and must be pre-identified in order to avoid waste of money and traffic congestion in implementing city demolitions. Given the fact that progress and development happen every day, city roads may start from two lanes down to a maximum of six to eight lanes. The normal two lanes are certainly in place, and land space estimates for additional lanes are already provided for future implementations.




Fleet tracking devices work on the same principle as the vehicle tracking devices. The basic aim is to keep a check on the position of the fleet during the journey which it makes to different destinations. It allow users to keep a complete track of the entire fleet at the same time by displaying different readings for each vehicle.

All major truck companies and other companies which make use of fleet vehicles make use of the fleet GPS tracking system. The tracking industry is considered as one of the fastest growing industries. Since the vehicles of a company are used for a variety of purpose, it is necessary to keep track of all these vehicles. What better way to keep track than to invest in an innovative and state of the art fleet GPS tracking system.

It basically compromises of a software which allows the management to have a zoomed out view which is provided by the fleet tracking device. The manager of the company would be able to have an immediate view of what and where the trucks are moving in a matter of seconds within a single click.

The simple fact that you are just a click away with finding the exact location of a particular vehicle within the company can have a great impact on the productivity of the fleet workers as well. If they have an idea that their movement is under scrutiny they would ensure that they work with diligence. There would be no unnecessary stops or extra-long break. Pus the tracking device in the vehicle also enables them to find safe and easy routes which can help save time. Plus the mileage of the vehicle would be better because the routes taken are shorter.

The tracking devices besides sending out the location of the vehicle sends alerts on all of the following as well:

  • The amount of fuel which has been used on a particular journey. Over speeding and unnecessary long routes can increase the amount of fuel being used. Therefore if it is noticed that a vehicle has a consistent high fuel usage it’s apparent that there is a problem, keeping these things in check ensures that problems like these don’t arise.
  • If the time is spent on idling and there are any unnecessary stops the management would be alerted. If a driver is taking too long to reach their destination, the alert would be sent. This ensures complete productivity.
  • If the vehicle is being used for unauthorised purposes.
  • Bad driving, unreasonable speeding and poor driving techniques are also matters of concern and are easily picked by the tracking device.
  • After the vehicles has completed a certain number of miles, an alert is sent to make the management know that it’s time to service the vehicle.
  • Work activity can be managed using the tracking device
  • Once the freight is delivered a notification is sent to the management, this makes it easy to keep track of all the deliveries.


The Federal Chambers passed in extremis the new law on electricity, with the support of the PS and the Greens. A conciliation conference was necessary to separate the two Chambers. Finally, it was the option of opening up to the two-stage electricity market that prevailed. In the first five years, companies consuming more than 100 MWh per year (52% ofSwiss consumption) will have the free choice of the supplier.

A grouping of smaller consumers, to reach this limit of consumption, was refused. At the end of this first stage, an optional referendum can be launched before full liberalization. LApEl also provides for a guaranteed supply regime (but at what price?), For customers who will not want to stock up on the open market, and the creation of a national operating company. This company under private law will, directly or indirectly, be held in the hands of the cantons and municipalities at a rate of 51% minimum. As for the introduction of measures to develop renewable energies, the Energy Act provides for financing them with the aid of 0.6 cents per kWh, up to a ceiling of 320 million francs.

A referendum without waiting for the second stage

SIT is in favor of launching a referendum against LApEl, convinced of the dysfunctional market mechanisms, the negative consequences on employment and prices, the inevitable concentrations of actors and the power that will be left to them, inevitable decreases in investments in networks and production, with the risk of breakdowns that results. The unions circulated a petition, which collected 950 signatures from GIS staff, well placed to assess the harmful consequences of this law. It recalls the rejection of the LME in popular vote and opposition to any liberalization of the electricity market.

It urges the unions and Federations to launch the referendum against LApEl, with all the forces that consider that this liberalization is not inevitable. Some French-speaking cantons have already adopted transitional laws in order to hinder them, and in Geneva, the Energy-Waters initiative: our business, respect for the popular will! Is pending at the Grand Council. No offense to the USS,

who spoke out against the launch of a referendum, the People’s NO to the law on the electricity market was not respected. Let us bet that other forces will allow the people to vote against this liberalization bis. who voted against the launch of a referendum, the people’s NO to the law on the electricity market was not respected. We bet that other forces will allow the people to vote against this liberalization bis. who voted against the launch of a referendum, the people’s NO to the law on the electricity market was not respected. We bet that other forces will allow the people to vote against this liberalization bis.

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Once a month, SIT organizes a meeting of its active members to discuss issues, prepare sessions, guide and organize union activities at GIS. These meetings are open to all and all SIT members who wish to participate actively. He participates in the drafting of demands for the year-end negotiations with the Directorate-General to improve the working conditions of all staff.

SIT also regularly organizes union training days. He is consulted by the authorities or the commissions of the Grand Council on bills related to the activity of GIS. The union takes a position on each issue of the Grand Angle newspaper.

The union has a representative within the CAP. He also has an elected representative on the SIT-SSP list in the Staff Committee and some of his delegates participate in various working groups. SIT is also a member of the Intersyndicale de SIG (SIT-SSP-Syndicat Chrétien-Syndicat SEA-Staff Association Ville de Genève and SIG).

The union accompanies its members who encounter difficulties, advises them and defends them when necessary.

For any additional information, please contact our secretariat at 022 818 03 00 or go to one of our offices.

The issues in this sector are as follows:

- The union is opposed to the draft new Staff Regulations

- The union is opposed to the liberalization of the electricity market

- The union is fighting for the preservation of a public service in the field of water, gas and electricity distribution.

- The union was consulted in autumn 2009 by the State Council on a draft law on the governance of public institutions that should apply to SGIs, inspired by the same management models of private companies, the same models of good governance according to the OECD and presents a barely modified copy of the project that was swept aside by the people in June 2008. The SIT persists in its disagreement.

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