Topographic surveys

Mapping your site, its features and topography is normally the first stage of any development project, which is why its accuracy is so important.

Topographic surveys

Accurate topographic information is critical for successful project development

Mapping your site and its features is normally the first stage of any development project, which is why it is important to cost your topographic survey into your project.

When you commission your topographical survey from CADS you are always guaranteed to receive an accurate measured survey that you can trust.

With nationwide coverage and five regional offices, CADS Survey has the scale of resources and capacity to respond and deliver large, complex projects or multiple site survey programmes.

Topographic specification tailored to your requirements

Starting with early-stage detailed discussions, we will give you practical advice and support based on years of experience. We will help you develop your site survey brief to ensure the resulting topographical survey quote meets your specific technical requirements and contains the relevant information for your project.

We want to make sure you receive the correct survey for the work you are undertaking; safeguarding against unnecessary costs for collecting unwanted data or for the need to commission expensive additional surveys to obtain missing data.

CADS topographic surveys
CADS topographic surveys

Using the latest technology

Our topographic surveyors are equipped with the latest GPS, Total Station and laser scanning measuring instruments. They will employ both traditional surveying techniques and the latest laser technologies.

Adhering to professional quality standards, we work to:

  • RICS and TSA professional codes
  • our own exacting ISO 9001 quality standards
  • and BS 1192 for BIM ready survey services
  • an ethos of ‘always right first time‘

You can always trust the information you receive, which is why we have established long term relationships with so many of our clients.

Digital delivery of survey data

Our surveyors will also prepare your survey data in a 2D or 3D CAD format which can be incorporated into a BIM model if required. All survey data is delivered direct to your desktop ready for you to start work.

Our in-house team is able to provide your topographic information in a number of digital formats including GIS, .shp, .tab, .bds and other file formats.

We can also import other digital information supplied by you, by migrating this information from pdf to CAD format. The completed OS data maps will be supplied to you in a CAD file format, scaled to suit your requirements and containing your corporate branding if desired.

CADS topographic surveys digital delivery

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Extensive measured survey of Salisbury Maltings

This 2.12 hectare site survey including a large supermarket and 26 units as well as the 18th-century historic mill, was delivered as a 3D Revit model together with 2D plans.

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Benefits of commissioning your topographic survey from CADS

With years’ of experience and nationwide coverage there are several benefits of commissioning your topographic survey from CADS. These include:

  • practical impartial advice from experienced professional surveyors;
  • a fixed price competitive topographic survey quote;
  • a survey solution tailored to your specific technical and programme requirements;
  • an efficient high-quality consultative service.
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Bespoke site plans for contractors and project managers

Our in-house cartographer can also create bespoke site plans for contractors and project managers. Working either from client supplied maps or purchased Ordnance Survey maps, we will capture the level of detail you require including physical features such as transport networks, buildings and boundaries both physical and political including access routes.

Complementary services

Working with our partners, we can also offer:

  • integrate underground utilities and services within your topographical survey data , providing either a 2D CAD format or 3D models;
  • provide CCTV drainage investigation surveys;
  • GIS and asset information and we are a Cadcorp Partner

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