The American Society of Civil Engineers represents more than 150,000 members of the civil engineering profession in 177 countries. Founded in 1852, ASCE is the nation’s oldest engineering society. ASCE stands at the forefront of a profession that plans, designs, constructs, and operates society’s economic and social engine – the built environment – while protecting and restoring the natural environment.
ASCE’s newest publication
ASCE recently released its newest book, “Remote Sensing for Monitoring Embankments, Dams and Slopes, GSP 322”. It provides information on selecting and deploying a monitoring network to assess the behaviour, geometry, total and differential for embankments, dams, and slopes (EDS) movement, and potential risks of the EDS movement on people and infrastructure. It includes information on a broad range of technologies for deploying remote sensing:
- Radio Detection and Ranging (radar),
- Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR),
- Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar (InSAR),
- Light Detection And Ranging (LiDAR),
- Digital photogrammetry and image processing,
- Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS),
- Automatic Motorised Total Stations (AMTS), and
- Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS).
Sixense’s contributions to the book
This book, sponsored by the Geo-Institute Embankments, Dams and Slopes Technical Committee is the product of many practitioners’ and academicians’ contributions over a period of more than 24 months. Employees from Sixense USA and Iberia contributed to this collective work through book planning and co-authoring the InSAR, AMTS, Satellite Internet, and Case Histories chapters. Practitioners and researchers will find this publication useful in understanding and utilising currently available remote sensing technology and to advance and refine the monitoring of embankments, dams and slopes.