Our construction survey crews have over 20 years of construction surveying experience. We use the Leica TS16 to ensure that we provide our clients with accurate and cost-effective surveys. Our field crews have the knowledge and resources to handle field calculations and adapt to the challenges of a live site.
We have experience in industrial, civil, structural mechanical, piping, volume surveys, road construction, piles, setting anchor bolts, bridge construction, dyke construction and more.
We have a fully staffed office to assist the field with computer and drone mapping, data delivery, topography maps, and we can interpret lidar. No project is too big or too small for our experienced staff to handle quickly and accurately.
Types of Surveys Offered
Construction surveying is a vital component of the construction industry, serving as the navigational tool that transforms architectural plans into tangible structures. It encompasses the accurate measurement, layout, and analysis of land features to guide the construction process. This article explores the significance of construction surveying, its essential techniques, and its profound impact on ensuring the integrity and efficiency of building projects.
Importance of Construction Surveying
Construction surveying is the bridge between design and reality in the construction realm. It ensures that structures are built according to precise specifications, minimizing errors, reducing rework, and enhancing safety. By providing accurate measurements and coordinates, construction surveying prevents misalignments, ensures proper foundation placement, and guarantees that the final product adheres to the original architectural intent.
Key Surveying Techniques
1. Site Preparation Surveys: Before construction begins, site preparation surveys are conducted to assess the topography, soil conditions, and other physical characteristics of the land. This information aids in determining the suitability of the site for the intended project and guides decisions about grading, drainage, and foundation design.
2. Layout and Positioning Surveys: Layout surveys involve marking the exact locations of key elements such as foundations, walls, columns, and utilities based on architectural plans. Precision is crucial here, as any misalignment at this stage can lead to significant issues later in the construction process. Modern techniques such as total stations and GPS are often employed for accurate positioning.
3. As-Built Surveys: As a project progresses, as-built surveys capture the actual measurements and dimensions of constructed elements. This data is compared to the original plans to detect any deviations and ensure that the final product adheres to design specifications. As-built surveys help in identifying potential issues and making adjustments before completion.