Engineering Surveys

Engineering Surveying is the broad term used to describe the work of surveyors on civil engineering jobs.

The role of an engineering surveyor is a lot larger than simply set out for construction of a structure and survey pick-ups.

Equipments & Site Controls

Engineering Surveyors will use a wide range of instruments to assist them with their on-site work. The most common of these will be the Total Station, GPS and Dumpy Level or Digital Level.

Once the design is plotted and calculations are completed, the work on site begins. The surveyors will first establish a network of control points around the site in a position predetermined with engineers and supervisors on site.

The control points need to be in useful, safe and accessible areas but also in areas where they will not be disturbed.

Setting Out

When the work commences, the surveyors always communicate with the site supervisor and discuss which is the best and safest way to proceed with the setting out.

OpenMap's staff bring a wealth of knowledge to construction sites and the coordination between surveyor and supervisor always ensures that the most practicable solution to a setting out or survey task is always adhered to.

Once all the survey data has been recorded, the Engineering Surveyor returns to the office to process the data, complete calculations and finally complete the documentation.

Topographic Surveys

A Topographic Survey is a survey that gathers data about the elevation of points on a piece of land and presents them as contour lines on a plot. The purpose of a topographic survey is to collect survey data about the natural and man-made features of the land, as well as its elevations. Topographic maps are used to show elevations and grading features for architects, engineers, and building contractors.

Utilizing the latest surveying technology, OpenMap's land surveyors produce accurate, consistently reliable topographic surveys, saving you both time and money during the construction process.