What’s the difference?: Looking at the very different roles of geospatial and quantity surveyors

Making a distinction Because they are both involved in the broader construction industry, all surveyors are often lumped together into one category. Our type of surveyor involves surveying land and buildings, in terms of their dimensions, contents and features. A geospatial surveyor – also called a land or geomatics surveyor – measures and depicts the …

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Looking at the Big Picture

  We can carry out these surveys for a number of reasons, from an evaluation of the plot’s worth, for a feasibility study (is a site worth developing or will it get planning), to a full-scale design or structural development before planning or construction begins on a project. These surveys can detail all kinds of …

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Norman Foster Iconic British Architect

Who is Norman Foster? A renowned British architect, born in a North West working-class town, Stockport. Norman Foster designs buildings that are influenced by his passion for motorsports, his love of steel and glass, and his time serving in the RAF. Foster’s childhood Norman Foster was born in 1935, in Stockport, near Manchester. He lived …

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Modular Construction- Are we living in an Ikea flatpack universe?

What is modular construction? Modular construction is when a building is constructed away from the building site, usually in a factory, under controlled conditions in the same way as a conventional building, but in half the time. As they are prefabricated buildings consisting of repeated sections (thus the term modular), they are then transported to …

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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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Powers provides ‘spooktacular’ service for local cemetery

Halloween - cemetery

In March 2018, Powers was commissioned to design and project manage the extension of a rural cemetery in Nantwich, Cheshire. The project involved the conversion of former agricultural land, opposite an existing cemetery. This was to form an extended cemetery, with a new parking area. We provided a topographic survey, mapping the layout of the …

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