Aerial LiDAR Surveys
Implementing Aerial Lidar Mapping allows us to get a broader field of view. The benefits of using a Aerial Lidar Mapping system are as follows:
● Everything within its view is captured● Less field revisits● Safer● Accurate● No traffic closures● Faster data acquisition
We have 3 FAA Part 107 Certified UAV pilots that specialize in aerial LiDAR data acquisition.
BIM - Building Information Modeling
BIM (Building Information Modeling) is the deliverable when converting 3D point cloud data into a usable, computer friendly model. These models are used by architects to propose new designs, check fitment, or to be able to create site plans. Our business primarily works utilizing AutoCAD Revit software.
Boundary and Right of Way Surveys (Commercial)
Boundary Surveys provide property limits, bearings and distances along property lines, and total square feet and acreage. These surveys include buildings, fences, driveways, sidewalks or anything permanent on the property. The deliverable consists of survey plat with all property features mapped with measurements to the property boundary, as well as a legal description.
Construction Management is the quality assurance and quality control of various tasks on a construction site. We take information and plans given to use by the general contractor and create our own terrain model to double check any construction improvements. It’s always best to have 2 sets of eyes overlooking a project. In the field, the client is notified of any areas not meeting the tolerances of the project, upon completion of the field work a report is produced and sent to the client with the values not meeting the tolerances.
Subsurface Utility Engineering (SUE)
Subsurface Utility Engineering (SUE) enables State and local DOTs, municipalities, design consultants, and utility companies to locate existing subsurface utilities with a high degree of accuracy and comprehensiveness. SUE utilizes a combination of civil engineering, geophysics, and surveying elements. It involves the use of appropriate surface geophysical methods such as pipe & cable locators (PCL), metal detectors, and ground penetrating radar (GPR), mapping technologies such as computer-aided design and drafting (CADD) and geographic information systems (GIS), and vacuum excavation equipment. When used properly, SUE can minimize project-utility conflicts, reduces project delays and unnecessary utility relocation, and minimizes utility damage. SUE adds value, quality, and accountability to any project.
We are one of a handful of companies based in Illinois capable of all ASCE Quality Levels of SUE!
Daylighting - Vacuum Excavation
Daylighting is a term for the process of vacuum excavating the ground in order to expose utilities or other desired structures to daylight.
What can daylighting be used for:● Power pole holes● Visual confirmation of buried utilities● Exposing structural footings● Trenching
What sets us apart from the competition?We have vacuum excavators that have both air and hydro capabilities. Certain DOT's do not like Hydro, and Hydro excavation requires backfilling with non-wet material.
We are one of a couple of companies based in Illinois capable of air or hydro vacuum excavation!
Terrestrial Laser Scanning
Implementing a 3D laser scanning into our area of expertise allows us to gather more than enough information from each individual set up. The benefits of using a 3D Laser Scanner are as follows:
● Everything within its view is captured● Less field revisits● Safer● Accurate
Topographic Surveys (Commercial)
Topographic Surveys are a representation of man made or natural features of one’s land. Plats of Topographic survey include contour lines, any utility on the property and underground utility measurements. Topographic surveys may be used when designing buildings, or any improvements on a property. Our surveys display the land to show elevations, possible water flow, or drainage ways.