head Calvada Surveying, Inc: April 2017

Saturday, 29 April 2017

Weighing the Necessity of Topographic Land Surveying Services for Developmental or Construction Projects

Soil and parcels of land will have unique properties depending on where they are and the climate of the region. Hence, land found in certain climates will require specialized surveying methods. Topographic land surveying is one of the services that can be conducted by professional land surveyors for construction and developmental projects. Through this survey, builders and land owners can make informed decisions on how they can go about their project. Topographic land surveying services may help them prevent costly mistakes associated with building on the wrong soil or unsuitable parcel of land. Likewise, the survey will help ensure that they are building within their property and that they are not encroaching on a neighboring land.

 The best Topographic land surveyors have at least a decade of experience in surveying soils in the tropics. The results of the survey will provide information on property easements and boundaries, any features on the land that may affect or define ownership, and other issues on the land that may require investigation, especially where property adverse rights may be present. Topographic land surveying services may reveal ownership areas, improvements, encroachments, and encumbrances on the property, land ownership, and on the property’s boundaries, too.

 Topographic land surveying services are conducted using state-of-the-art equipment like 3D laser scanners and GPS equipment for faster and accurate results. GPS land surveying for Topographic land is a scientific method of finding and evaluating terrestrial and 3D space positions of the points and distances and the angles between them, and to precisely determine the points’ positions. Advanced 3D laser scanning services can be an aspect of Topographic land surveying for condition or damage assessment, deformation analysis, clash and interference checking, and to gain information, which will be useful for inspections. These surveys are ideal for development and construction projects regardless of their developmental phase, like project upgrade, planning, and conclusion.

What is Environmental Land Survey and How Does It Work?

Certain construction projects will require specialized surveying methods conducted by professionals who are certified for their skills and training in conducting a certain type of land survey technique. Environmental land surveys are among the specialty land surveying services that seek to understand and identify the potential impact of specific environmental factors on construction developments and real estate. Likewise, they aim to determine and understand the potential effects of real estate and construction developments on the environment. Not all land surveyors will be able to conduct proper environmental land surveys. Hence, you need to find seasoned land surveying companies that are licensed and have a good track record of conducting reliable environmental land surveys in your area.

Environmental land surveys are conducted for various reasons, including flood risk assessment, environmental screening, and assessment of contaminated land, asbestos surveys, and fire risk. Flood risk assessment is conducted to determine the likelihood of a proposed or existing building to flood and the severity of the incidence, in case it occurs. Contaminated land surveys are conducted to determine the threat level on proposed or existing structures. Land may be contaminated if it is close to an industrial or waste dump or it was previously used for that purpose. In this case, environmental land surveys are conducted in due diligence before anything can be built or modified on the property.

Surveys for the environmental industry may include as-built surveys, construction staking, earth quantity calculations, boundary surveys, topographic surveys, geotracker reporting, and monitoring wells. Environmental screening is one of the crucial purposes of environmental land surveys. In this case, the survey can provide an insight on environmental risks that may occur to a proposed or existing real estate development. Through screening, you should be able to determine damage caused by undermining and if the property is susceptible to contamination or ground gas.