Setting out for construction – the importance of accurate measurements

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Accuracy essential in setting out With any discipline that involves dimensions, a very high degree of accuracy is essential when setting out buildings or infrastructure projects. Digital equipment and data recording allows little margin for error. Our professional site engineers ensure that all setting out is carried out with precision and efficiency, using a combination …

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Using space wisely – surveying, car parks and EV innovation

Points of contact One area, for instance, is the need for consideration being given to the ability to recharge vehicles, to facilitate long journeys and lengthy battery timespans. This has led to a great deal of investment in infrastructure projects that have allowed far greater use of these vehicles on a national scale. EVs are …

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3D laser scanning: capturing millions of data points in moments

3D laser scanning

3D laser scanning can also be used for heritage surveys and conservation surveys, as well as volumetric surveys, where land/material mass can be calculated to create a desired outcome – for example, providing accurate areas of volumes for cut/fill balancing, or creating a mound or depression in the land to suit your design needs. What …

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Legends and monsters: understanding the importance of maps

Charting through history: revolutionising the process and accuracy of mapmaking Mapmaking, or cartography, has been around ever since humans walked the Earth – and needed to record features and routes through local terrain. There’s no definitive answer as to who invented mapmaking, as prehistoric examples have been present in many cultures, from the earliest examples …

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Working together: the benefits of survey companies gaining professional membership certification

So, how can we be sure that we are doing all we can to maintain the high standards we set ourselves? Our membership of various professional organisations and our professional accreditations are never just for show. It means that our employees and our clients can rest assured that we keep constant vigilance when it comes …

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Everything starts with a measurement: the role of geospatial surveys in the built environment

Unless this is your profession or area of interest, there is a good chance you won’t have considered this. However, without well-educated and experienced surveyors, the consequences of inaccurate or no land surveys can be significant. Inaccurate measurements can lead to boundary disputes, costly errors, such as buildings being built in the wrong position or …

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Outsourcing Work to India – Should I be doing it?

Taj Mahal and outsourcing work in India

Outsourcing work to India Various businesses throughout the UK and the world, are outsourcing work to India. Some companies depend on outsourcing their work, while others do it all in-house. It works for some and not for others, but don’t feel pressured into doing it because everyone else is. What is outsourcing? A definition of …

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