North west operations
Site Surveying Services
With extensive experience spanning diverse projects, from high-security prisons to residential gardens, we have established ourselves as experts in delivering topographical surveys. Our reputation is built on a commitment to excellence and cost-effective, site-specific solutions. Our meticulous attention to detail often prompts us to re-survey projects previously handled by others, as we consistently exceed industry standards by capturing even the most minute site aspects, ensuring the utmost accuracy and comprehensiveness for your project.
Site Surveying always work to PAS128 standards and utilise cutting-edge equipment. We provide precise 2D or 3D location mapping of underground services, utilising advanced Ground Penetrating Radar and Electromagnetic Location technologies to identify and prevent service conflicts, particularly during piling or ground investigations. Our comprehensive plans extend beyond the development’s lifespan, offering enduring value. We employ advanced 3D modelling for trenchless technology, delivering substantial cost savings compared to traditional methods.
The pivotal question often asked before and during monitoring campaigns is, “Is there any movement?” This enquiry drives our commitment to monitoring, as it serves as the core purpose of our efforts on your site. Our monitoring campaign surveys employ well-established and repeatable measurement techniques, including fully automated systems integrated with central databases, digital levels, vibration monitors, precision total stations, and scanners. The choice of technique depends on the specific type of movement being investigated on-site. Site Surveying Services has a wealth of experience in conducting monitoring projects, ranging from large-scale endeavours like housing developments and roads to smaller projects such as factories and residential houses.
At Site Surveying Services, we view surveying as extending beyond mere measurements and data collection, encompassing the entire process through to the final presentation. Our in-house 3D Laser Scanners are capable of capturing millions of points per second, creating detailed point clouds that offer a comprehensive view of the physical site, allowing remote viewing from your office, eliminating the need for on-site visits. The collected data sets can seamlessly integrate with BIM, Revit, and CAD software, enabling versatile data manipulation, including the creation of BIM Models, DTMs, Cross Sections, Elevations, and Internal Floor Plans, among others.
BIM Model Creation
BIM (Building Information Modelling) model creation in surveying involves utilising specialised software to craft a comprehensive 3D digital model of a building or infrastructure project, incorporating essential details concerning the project’s design, construction, and maintenance. These BIM models serve as invaluable assets in surveying, offering a wealth of information that proves indispensable across the project’s entire lifecycle, spanning from initial planning and design to construction and continuous maintenance. Within these models, one can access intricate insights into the building’s structure, systems, components, material specifications, energy consumption patterns, and other crucial metrics.
Throughout your project, we offer volumetric analysis services at various stages, including tender, pre-start, weekly, monthly, or final evaluations. Our cutting-edge software enables us to apply construction depths to delineate ‘earthworks outlines,’ and we can segment areas based on different points of interest or material types. Leveraging our extensive field experience in data capture and measurement requirements, we assertively claim superiority in this realm of surveying, surpassing any competition. Furthermore, our data can be flexibly presented in formats ranging from CAD to PDF and spreadsheets, tailored to your specific preferences and needs.
3D Machine Control
Machine control systems have been in existence for several years, and Site Surveying Services has been at the forefront of their adoption since their inception. Collaborating with esteemed earthworks contractors like CA Blackwells, Priors, and leading Slipform Paving systems at major airports such as Heathrow, Gatwick, and Stansted, we recognised the early advantages of these systems. Our expertise in translating designs into precise 3D models for installation on earthmoving equipment naturally evolved from our longstanding practice of generating setting-out data in both 2D and 3D formats. With close partnerships established with major machine control manufacturers like Trimble, Topcon, and Leica, we remain pioneers in cutting-edge technology, ensuring top-tier services for our clients.
Setting Out & Site Engineering
With a rich industry history, Site Surveying Services has forged strong partnerships with numerous civil engineering firms over the years, resulting in the formation of a highly proficient team of Site Engineers and Engineering Surveyors. Our collective team experience spans various disciplines, enabling us to deploy personnel with the precise skill sets and expertise needed to address your engineering requirements on-site. Whether it’s house extension layout or the planning for a sizable housing development comprising 200 houses, our team possesses the requisite experience to ensure seamless project execution.
Control Network Installation
Precision and accuracy are our top priorities during this initial phase, as it serves as the cornerstone for all subsequent surveying endeavours and their ultimate outcomes. With our extensive expertise, we cater to a diverse array of projects, ranging from extensive highway schemes to intimate residential developments, recognizing the distinct requirements of each undertaking. Our seasoned professionals are well-prepared to offer expert guidance regarding the necessary accuracies, taking into careful consideration project tolerances and the nature of the work at hand. Whether you’re initiating a new project, expanding an existing one, or verifying an established network, our capabilities enable us to tailor a control scheme perfectly aligned with your specific needs.
Aerial & Drone Survey
Since 2020, Site Surveying Services has been conducting UAV operations in full compliance with Civil Aviation Authority regulations, with a paramount focus on safety and the requisite insurance coverage for a wide range of site mapping, progress monitoring, and inspection tasks. Our team boasts multiple fully qualified pilots who rigorously adhere to CAA regulations on all flights, and we meticulously follow our in-house standards for comprehensive mission preparation. Leveraging UAV technology, we efficiently cover expansive land areas, capturing remarkable levels of detail that would pose challenges for traditional survey methods. For example, when faced with buildings featuring pitched roofs inaccessible from the ground, our fleet of drones excels at gathering this additional aerial information.
Full Measured Building Surveys
Measured building surveys are our specialty, encompassing a wide range of projects, from private houses and historic buildings to prisons, large commercial or industrial premises, and even sports stadiums. Regardless of the project’s size, we employ cutting-edge 3D laser scanning technology to deliver precise internal floor plans, elevations, and internal area calculations directly on-site. From exploring confined spaces to assessing even the smallest areas, our site operatives, trained in confined space entry, ensure comprehensive coverage from floor to ceiling, top to bottom, in both well-lit and low-light conditions. Our standard measured building surveys include essential details such as ceiling heights, window specifications, door heights, and sanitary locations, with the flexibility to enhance drawing detail according to your specific requirements.
Utilising state-of-the-art surveying technology, we ensure the safe and efficient assessment of watercourses, delivering dependable services to our clients. Our capabilities encompass the production of long sections and cross sections that conform to EA (Environment Agency) Standards. Additionally, we offer export options in formats such as HEC, RAS, ISIS, and EACSD, facilitating comprehensive river modeling and enabling visual representation of channel profiles. The survey data we provide holds significant value, particularly in situations involving planning objections related to flood risk. We possess the capacity to accurately assess and furnish survey data for determining a site’s susceptibility to flooding, aiding in informed decision-making processes and addressing potential concerns. You can rely on Site Surveying Services to provide comprehensive river surveys, leveraging cutting-edge technology to deliver precise data and invaluable insights for flood risk assessment and planning purposes.
Survey Equipment Hire & Sales
As a frontrunner in the Surveying and Engineering sector, we boast an unparalleled fleet of modern survey equipment. Our arsenal includes the latest GNSS Base Stations, GNSS Rovers, Robotic Total Stations, Laser Scanners, Digital Levels, and Dual Grade Lasers. These tools are not only calibrated by the manufacturer but also undergo regular checks in accordance with the manufacturer’s specifications, guaranteeing that all our equipment consistently operates at peak performance.