Mark  Breach Author of Evaluating Organization Development

Mark Breach

formerly Principal Lecturer in Engineering Surveying
Nottingham Trent University

For 22 years I was Principal Lecturer in Engineering Surveying at Nottingham Trent University where I was programme leader for a number of MSc programmes including Structural Engineering. I also taught maths to undergraduate Engineers and Architectural Technicians as well as Research Methods at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.


Professional Affiliations
Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society
Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors
Associate Fellow of the Royal Institution of Navigation

Breach, M., 1981. Counting Sheep. In: V. Bryant, ed., The Sunday Times Book of Brain Teasers Book 2. London: Unwin.
Breach, M., 1984. Theodolite Errors. Survey Review. Vol 27 No 214 pp 355-368
Breach, M., 1985. Azimuth by the method of multiple timed observations of a Gyrotheodolite without electronic registration. Bulletin Geodesique. Vol 59 No3
Breach, M., 1985. Criticism of "First Order Positioning by Three-dimensional EDM" by Prof S. H. Laurila. Surveying & Mapping. (USA) pp 272-279
Breach, M., 1987. The Global Positioning System or "Where am I ... now!". Royal Engineers Journal. Vol 101 No 3 pp 196-207
Breach, M., Maye, P., 1988. Heights above the Geoid for Mapping Control by Doppler Translocation. Survey Review. pp 363-370
Breach, M., 1988. Small Pass Doppler Translocation proceedings Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, Land Surveyors Division, Biennial Conference
Breach, M., Wardrop, A., 1988. The RE 200 Greenwich to Paris Measurement Royal Engineers Journal. Vol 102 No 3 pp 282-285
Breach, M., 1989. RE 200 - The French Connection. Land & Minerals Surveying. pp 16-19
Breach, M., Knight, J., Sowdon, P., 1990 Calibrating the Hermitage Base. Land & Minerals Surveying. pp 425-428
Breach, M., 1990. The Importance of Accurate Co-ordinates of a Known Station in Precise Relative Positioning. Survey Review. Vol 30 No 238 pp 398-403
Breach, M., 1992. Engineering Surveying correspondence course for Ellis School of Building. 16 lessons
Breach, M., 1992. Gyrotheodolite Measurements. Video. approx. 114 mins 
Breach, M., Devine, G., 1993. Engineering Surveying Case Study. Hobson's Casebook. 1993
Breach, M., 1993. A solution to the problems of teaching the Gyrotheodolite to large numbers. Survey and Mapping 93. Poster paper
Breach, M., Sargent, P., 1993. Survey Education at Nottingham Trent University. Survey and Mapping 93. Poster paper
Breach, M., 1993. Star Trekking Across Mill Lakes. Grapevine (Nottingham Trent University in-house staff magazine)
Breach, M., 1993. The Nottingham Trent University Education profile. Surveying World.
Breach, M., 1993. Gyro Teach-in. Surveying World.
Breach, M., 1993. The BEng (Hons) in Engineering Surveying. Video approx. 25 mins
Breach, M., 1994. Three Dimensional Resection. Surveying and Land Information Systems. (USA) Vol 54 No 1 pp 21-25
Breach, M., 1994. Teaching the Gyrotheodolite to large numbers. International Society for Mining Surveying IX Congress, Prague
Breach, M., 1995. Precise Levelling Video. approx. 50 mins 
Breach, M., 1995. Global Positioning System. Leybucht International Field Course. 66 pages
Breach, M., 1996. Automated Geodesy Short Course. Tallinn Technical University. Estonia 182 pages
Breach, M., 1996. Engineering Surveying at Nottingham Trent - Education profile. Surveying World. March/April pp 44-45
Breach, M., 1996. Global Positioning System. Plymouth International Field Course. 64 pages
Breach, M., 1996. Foreword Are you in the driving seat? Engineering Showcase '96. No 2 p5
Breach, M., 1997. Global Positioning System Short Course. Tallinn Technical University, Estonia approx. 100 pages
Breach, M., 1997. Global Positioning System. Burren (Ireland) International Field Course. approx. 45 pages
Breach, M., 1998. Automated Surveying Short course. Riga Technical University. Latvia. 146 pages
Breach, M., 1999-2001. Civil Engineering @ Nottingham Trent Newsletter of the Department of Civil and Structural Engineering editor – issue 1-7Breach, M., 2002. GPS - Historia Ja Tulevaisuus (GPS - From the Past to the Future). In: Proceedings of Maanmittauspäivät 2002. (ISBN 951-98709-1-1) pp33-41
Breach, M., 2002. Why the Wobble? Practical Boat Owner. No 424, April - ISSN 0032-6348
Breach, M., 2003. Is There Life after Military Survey? The Ranger - Journal of the Defence Surveyors' Association. Vol 2 Number 6 p34
Anon. 2004. Guidelines for the Use of GPS in Surveying and Mapping - RICS Guidance note. Contributing author. 100 pages. ISBN 1 84219 093 8
Breach, M., 2004. Engineering Surveying. Departmental Publication at Nottingham Trent University. approx. 840 pages 
Breach, M., 2004. Navigation - Short course. Fachhochschule Karlsruhe, Germany. approx. 250 pages
Breach, M., 2004. Celestial Navigation when your GPS fails. Crewe: Trafford
Anon. 2005. Il GPS está dando problemas en núcleos urbanos y en los bosques - Interview with Mark Breach. El Diario Vasco. San Sebastián. No 22734. 14 July 2005
Breach, M., 2005. The 'Great Race' to the South Pole. Geomatics World. Jul/Aug 205 Vol 13 Issue 5 pp34-35.
Breach, M., 2005. Review of Plane and Geodetic Surveying. Survey Review. Vol 38 No 298 pp344-345.
Breach, M., 2006. QA – an English Perspective. In: State of the Art of Issues related to Engineering Education in Europe. EEGECS Thematic Network. Athens.Schofield, W., Breach, M., 2007. Engineering Surveying. 6th edition. Oxford: Butterworth-Heinemann
Breach, M., 2008. Dissertation Writing for Engineers and Scientists. Harlow: Pearson Education
Breach, M., 2009. Astrogeodetic Levelling. Saarbrücken, Germany: Lambert Academic Publishing
Breach, M., 2011. Fundamental Maths: for Engineering and Science. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan
Breach, M., 2011. Surveying instruments. In McGraw Hill Encyclopaedia of Science and Technology, (2011) 10th ed. New York USA: McGraw-Hill vol18 pp49-52
Breach, M., 2011. Essential Maths for Engineering and Construction - How to Avoid Mistakes. London: Spon


    Land and Engineering Surveying
    Control Surveying
    Positional Astronomy
    Global Positioning System (GPS)
    Survey Instrumentation
    Geoid Determination
    Precise Level Surveys

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    PhD projects:
    "One man Global Positioning System (GPS) for highway profiling" (director of studies) winner, in conjunction with Global Surveys Ltd, of a DTI "Smart Award" 1994-1998
    "Gyrotheodolite Upgrade" (director of studies) 1995-1999
    "An automated approach to astrogeodetic levelling" (own PhD) 1996-2002
    "Digital Height Reference Surface for Europe" (director of studies). 2003-2007
    "Alignment Methods and Strategies for the Large Hadron Collider Low Beta Quadrupole Sections at CERN" (director of studies). 2005-2009
    "Investigating the Optimum Design of Steel Portal Frames with Semi Rigid Joints" (supervisor) 2007-2010

Personal Interests

    Amateur Dramatics - see
    Sailing - on the River Fal and south Cornwall coast



Featured Title
 Featured Title - Engineering Surveying, 6E - 1st Edition book cover