FIG Commission 6

FIG Commission 6 - Engineering Surveys

The mission of commission 6 is to: Commission Chair
  • Promote the knowledge, skills and abilities of surveyors in civil and industrial works within the various professional fields of engineering
  • Support all development and multidisciplinary expertise leading to integrated survey methods, using various instruments (geodetic, geotechnic, fast motion) and sensors and
    combining geometry with all other data relevant to each engineering problem
  • Provide a forum for exchange of knowledge related to engineering analysis of survey data for the study of structures
  • In addition to the links with related WGs of IAG, ISM and ISPRS, look for possible cooperation within these organisations and support the co-operation of civil, structural and
    mechanical engineers with our profession
  • Participation with ICOLD (International Committee on Large Dams) national committees
  • Participation on the FIG Standards Network on standardisation policy, support the standardisation activities at the international, local and national level, and development of standards and method statements
  • Participation on regional FIG events, and events organised in co-operation with sister organisations

Commission 6 Work Plan 2019-2022

Eng. Maria Joao Henriques, PORTUGAL
Contact: FIGCommission6 [at]
Upcoming Events

10-14 May in Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Recent News

Commission 6 at FIG Working Week 2019

The Working Week took place in Hanoi, Vietnam 22-26 April 2019. Commission 5 held its yearly meeting and was involved in several sessions covering the commission 6 areas.

Commission 5 grants to Young Surveyors - Geo PreVi 2018

Geo PreVi 2018 Symposium “Geodesy for Smart Cities” will take place in Bucharest, Romania 29-30 October. The technical program is mainly organized by help of FIG Commission 5, 6 and 10 dealing with Positioning and Measurement, Engineering Geodesy and Construction Economics and Management. Web site:

The organizing committee will support young surveyors from Romania and abroad.

  • Young surveyors from outside Romania that will submit an article and give a presentation can be granted by maximum 400 €  to support travelling, accommodation and registration fee. If you are interested please send your application including a CV, the title and the abstract of the presentation as well as a motivation letter to Volker Schwieger and Li Zhang . Additionally you have to register at the mentioned website. We will award minimum two grants.
  • Romanian young surveyors that will submit an article and give a presentation will be granted for the registration fee of 30 € on-site. Please apply by sending a CV, the title and the abstract of the presentation to Ana Cornelia Badea and Aurel Negrila We will award up to fifteen grants.

Commisson 6 at the FIG Working Week 2017 in Helsinki, Finland 29 May - 2 June

Commission 6 had its annual meeting during the FIG Working Week 2017 in Helsinki, Finland 29 May - 2 June 2017

Commission chairs 2015-2018 at their meeting during the FIG Working Week, 29 May-2 June in Helsinki, Finland: Remy Boudon(comm. 6) Volker Schwieger (comm. 5), See Lian ONG (comm. 10), Angela Etuonovbe (comm. 4), Steven Nystrom (comm. 9), Kwame Tenadu (comm. 8), Enrico Rispoli (comm. 3), Gerda Schennach (comm. 7), Fahria Masum(comm. 2), Brian J. Coutts (comm. 1)


29-30 July 2017, Kobe - Japan

This seminar will be of benefit to operational geodesists or surveyors who are dealing with reference frame issues and crustal deformation, either in a government or commercial environment. It is also open to academics or postgraduate students in a surveying or related discipline.

More information on this special event

Invitation: International Conference on Engineering Surveying (INGEO2017), 18-20 October in Lisbon , Portugal

Dear Delegate of Commission 6 - Engineering Surveys

This year the International Conference on Engineering Surveying (INGEO2017) will be held once again. It will be the 7th. The longevity of this event shows the importance of the theme - monitoring and safety evaluation of civil engineering structures - in our professional group.

INGEO has been, since its beginning, organized by the Department of Surveying of the Faculty of Civil Engineering of the Slovak University of Technology with close cooperation and support from FIG Commission 6. In 2017 INGEO will be organized together with the National Laboratory for Civil Engineering (LNEC) from Portugal. For this reason, INGEO2017 brings together two communities: surveyors and civil engineers.
The theme of the event “Monitoring: Needs and Solutions” expresses the need of the joining, in one event, the two communities. In INGEO2017, we, the producers (surveyors, geographical engineers and other specialist in geospatial measuring techniques applied to monitoring) can meet the users of our information: the civil engineers. In fact, civil engineers responsible by the security of structures like buildings, dams, bridges, tunnels, power plants and power distribution infrastructures, breakwaters, roads, slopes, etc., want to know more about the state of the art but also new geospatial measuring techniques. Finally, displacements, vibrations, images etc. are data that the responsible by structures must have to follow the behaviour of structures and to evaluate their safety. Last but not least this are Data obtained with technology that we dominate and also that we improve to meet the requirements of our clients for accuracy and reliability.

Being sure that INGEO2017 will be an important event to our community, let us meet next October, from 18th to 20th, in Lisbon, at the Congress Centre of LNEC. For more information about the conference, please visit

Yours sincerely,
Prof. Alojz Kopácik, President of the Scientific Committee
Eng. Maria Henriques, President of the Local Organizing Committee
Dr. Ivo Milev, Chairmen of FIG Commission 6 Engineering Surveying

Commissin 6 at the FIG Working Week 2016 in Christchurch, New Zealand 2-6 May

Commission 6 had its annual meeting during the FIG Working Week 2016 in Christchurch, New Zealand, 2-6 May 2016

Commission chairs 2015-2018 at their meeting during the FIG Working Week, 2-6 May 2016 in Christchurch, New Zealand: Brian J. Coutts (comm. 1), E.M.C. (Liza) Groenendijk (comm. 2), Enrico Rispoli (comm. 3), Angela Etuonovbe (comm. 4), Volker Schwieger (comm. 5), Diane Dumashie (Vice president), Ivo Milev (comm. 6)., Gerda Schennach (comm. 7), Steven Nystrom (comm. 9), See Lian ONG (comm. 10) and Eva-Maria Unger (YSN)

Commission 6 at the FIG Working Week 2015 in Sofia, Bulgaria 17-21 May 2015

Dr. Ivo Milev, Chair of commission 6 making his report to the General Assembly
Commission 6 had its annual meeting during the FIG Working Week 2015 in Sofia, Bulgaria, 17-21 May 2015.

FIG Commission 6
Dr. Ivo Milev
Union of Surveyors and Land Managers in Bulgaria, DVW Germany
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