As-built surveys – a useful aid to facilities management

A comprehensive overview Facility managers – contractors who maintain and oversee large, often multiple occupancy or use buildings, such as apartment blocks, schools, chemical or manufacturing plants or offices – can use the data provided in as-built surveys to ascertain areas of concern or to aid renovation or planned changes. Facilities managers rely on accurate, …

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As-built surveys – a timeless, permanent record

Also known as ‘As Constructed’ surveys, this type of survey is usually produced at the end of a construction phase or when construction is complete. They are a definitive record of where buildings and other permanent features such as roads, pavements, walls and other aspects have been built. However, they can also be carried out …

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Survey specification – right from the start

Levels of detail At Powers, we have over 50 years of experience of working on all kinds of projects. Not just construction projects, but also engineering, scientific and environmental. When you are in the early stages of a project, our skilled team at Powers can work with you to ensure that we are surveying exactly …

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Why is it a good idea to get my measured building survey or underground services detection done at the same time as the topographic survey?

The level of detail a topo provides can help with the understanding – and create the visual representation – of the site. It will also establish what enabling work needs to be carried out before the start of construction, such as the scale of the earthworks required. However, despite this high level of detail, it …

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What is a complex topographical survey?

Backbone of the project Topographical surveys are the backbone of reliable construction project planning and design. Measured data gathered during a geospatial survey can be used in a number of ways and drawings are an important part of the design and construction process. Surveyors should be engaged to undertake ‘topo’ surveys, as they are informally …

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Made to measure – what is a measured building survey?

Captured for posterity Measured building surveys of existing buildings are required by developers, planners and architects, who want to document what currently exists structurally. These plans illustrate all the structural elements and architectural features of a building. This will include external elevations of the building, i.e. how the building appears from the frontage and from …

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Making a career within the geospatial profession

Sadly, women are still woefully under-represented in the geospatial arena. According to recent Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) data (February 2022), women represent only 18% of RICS’ 139,000 international professionals across 23 pathways, and the latest figures from Chartered Institute of Civil Engineering Surveyors (CICES) suggests that women make up 15% of its membership, …

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