Topographical Surveying

Civil Surveying Services

Earthworks, Drainage and Roading

Working very closely with both the private and public sector on civil & land development projects, we take care of this from start to finish. This includes Earthworks, drainage and roading, whether it be setout or asbuilts, leaving the contractors to get back to what they do best!

Civil surveying plays a big role in the success of any civil construction projects, from small residential subdivisions, to big infrastructure projects. Civil surveying assists engineers and project managers with the information and reassurance that they need to complete the projects successfully.

The following tasks can be done on civil projects

In Civil Surveying the following technology is used

We use specific equipment to ensure that all measurements are accurately surveyed and that they are precise.

  • Total Stations: An optical instrument commonly used in surveying. It measures distances, horizontal and vertical angles and then calculates the coordinate of any measured point. This is a highly accurate method and commonly used when setting out roads, retaining walls and drainage to prevent any errors in position or height. 
  • GPS: A GPS is used for a wide variety of surveying tasks on civil projects. It’s so popular because of the freedom it provides the surveyor. You can access any location on a big project as long as you have good satellite signal.
  • UAV Surveying: Drones are often used for aerial surveying, which is required for civil engineering projects. Topographical data can be extracted from aerial surveying. Multiple shots from different angles are used to create an accurate 3D model. 
  • Computer-assisted drawing (CAD and 12D): Once our land surveyors have gathered the necessary surveying data, it is then processed and transformed to a plan or DWG file. These datasets are provided to you and specific information that is requested can also be added.

What Summit Survey Can oFFER

On Civil engineering projects, surveying is a basic requirement. We use the latest modern surveying equipment to ensure accurate and precise measurements. We will provide you with the necessary information and data to ensure the success of your project. We will send data and plans electronically to minimise any delays.

Frequently Asked Questions

Civil surveying involves setting out earthworks, services, drainage, roads and retaining walls – generally on small and big subdivision or roading projects. It also involves staying up to date with the projects as they progress by doing a range of as-built surveys as the contractor nears completion on the project. This information gets used by Engineers, Project Managers and councils for Quality assessment and claims purposes, then map out their projects.
  • Construction surveying
  • Deformation surveying
  • Geological surveying
  • Hydrographic surveying
  • Topographic surveying
Surveying is the first step when starting a new civil engineering project. The planning and the design of all civil engineering projects are based upon the information provided by surveying. These projects include highways, bridges, dams, tunnels, buildings, etc. Surveying is a basic requirement that needs to be conducted for all civil engineering projects.