Lighting the Way

Tunnel surveying in Norway
When professional surveyor Sylvia De Vuyst arrived in the northern edges of Norway in March 2021 for a significant tunnelling project, she wasn’t sure what to expect.
Freshly hired as the tunnel surveying manager for Mesta, a civil engineering construction company based in Lysaker, Norway, De Vuyst would be the lone surveyor responsible for the NOK $211 million (US $24.8 million) renovation of the Maursund and Kågen Tunnels, two critical passageways that connect the cities of Nordreisa on the mainland and Skjervøy on Kågen island.

Instead of using the traditional total station—the typical domain of tunnel surveys—De Vuyst opted to replace convention with a scanning total station...
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