Land Survey and a few other services we provide

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Mortgage –

Mortgage Surveys (a simple land survey) are simple surveys that, for the most part, determine land boundaries and building locations. They are usually required by title companies and lending institutions when they provide financing to show that there are no structures encroaching on the property and that any structures on the property meet current zoning and building codes. It is important to ensure that you are getting an officially licensed mortgage survey performed by a licensed land surveyor, and not a mortgage inspection, which is a substandard survey which does not adhere to any set standards and is not regulated or accepted as an official land survey


An ALTA survey, which is actually a shortened title for ATLA/ACSM and is another type of land survey, combines elements of all three, with a set of standards put forth jointly by the American Land Title Association and the American Congress on Surveying and Mapping.  ALTA surveys are most commonly used for commercial properties; by having a universal standard, companies can assure themselves of the level of thoroughness and be confident when the results are guaranteed by an ALTA survey.

Boundary –

Boundary Surveys are exactly what the name describes: a land survey to establish the true boundaries of a given property.  Through previously recorded markers and the establishment of new landmarks, a surveyor will establish the true boundaries of a property and then mark the corners and lines of the plot, using markers such as iron rods, pipes or concrete monuments in the ground, or nails set in concrete or asphalt.  In the past, piles of stones, trees or other, less permanent markers were used, which led to confusion when the markers were either destroyed or changed.

Elevation Certificates  (Flood Plain  Certification) –

Simply defined, a flood cert or flood certification in real estate is a document that states the flood zone status of real property. FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) flood maps are examined using the address or geographic coordinates of the property. Using the location on the map, the flood certification provider certifies what, if any, flood zone in which the property is located.

Topographic –

Topographic Surveys are a type of land survey which locates natural and man-made features. For example, buildings, improvements, fences, elevations, land contours, trees and streams. These are then measured for their elevation on a particular piece of land, and presented as contour lines on a plot. Topographical surveys are sometimes required by the government. Engineers and architects also use topographical surveys to aid in the design of improvements or developments on a site.

Geodetic –

Geodetic surveys fall under both the land and water category, as they map out the shoreline.  Thomas Jefferson commissioned a geodetic survey in 1807 as the Survey of the Coast.  Progress on the survey moved slowly at first, as they did not even have the proper instruments to perform the survey until 1815. It still exists today as the National Geodetic Survey and its responsibilities now include the interior lands of the United States as well as its coasts.

Wetlands  Delineation –

Wetlands Delineation and Location Surveys belong in a category all on their own; they are performed when construction work that is being planned on or near a site containing defined wetlands. Local, state, or federal regulations vary, but wetlands are usually classified as areas that are completely inundated with water more than two weeks during the growing season. Boundaries of wetlands are determined by observing the soil colors, vegetation, erosion patterns or scour marks, hydrology, and morphology of the land in question. Data is then collected on the locations of the placed flags and a plan is drawn to reference the boundary of the wetlands and compare it to the proposed boundaries of the surrounding plots or parcels of land and the construction work proposed within.

Custom Cad Services

As-built Drawings –

Preparation of as-built drawings from red-lines and hard copies of the blue-prints. Paper to CAD conversions, Paper to CAD drafting services, Single Line Diagrams

Block conversion from AutoCAD –

Patent drawings, Telecom Installations drawings, Solar PV Installation CAFM BOMA Polylining, Roof Plans Preparation

Single Line Diagrams –

a one-line diagram or single-line diagram is a simplified notation for representing a three-phase power system.[1] The one-line diagram has its largest application in power flow studies. Electrical elements such as circuit breakers, transformers, capacitors, bus bars, and conductors are shown by standardized schematic symbols.[1] Instead of representing each of three phases with a separate line or terminal, only one conductor is represented. It is a form of block diagram graphically depicting the paths for power flow between entities of the system. Elements on the diagram do not represent the physical size or location of the electrical equipment, but it is a common convention to organize the diagram with the same left-to-right, top-to-bottom sequence as the switchgear or other apparatus represented.

Technical Drawing –

General Arrangement (GA) Drawings, Skid Dwg & Electrical Drawings, IWMS CAD Drawings, Structure and MEP Information Coordination and Conflict Identification, Kitchen Millwork Casework Cabinet Shop drawings and more…

Development Consulting

Plats –

The Lot and Block Survey System is a method used in the United States and Canada to locate and identify land, particularly for lots in densely populated metropolitan areas, suburban areas and exurbs. It is sometimes referred to as the Recorded Plat Survey System or the Recorded Map Survey System.The system begins with a large tract of land. This large tract is typically defined by one of the earlier survey systems such as metes and bounds or the Public Land Survey System. A subdivision survey is conducted to divide the original tract into smaller lots and a plat map is created. Usually this subdivision survey employs a metes and bounds system to delineate individual lots within the main tract. Each lot on the plat map is assigned an identifier, usually a number or letter. The plat map is then officially recorded with a government entity such as a city engineer or a recorder of deeds. This plan becomes the legal description of all the lots in the subdivision. A mere reference to the individual lot and the map’s place of record is all that is required for a proper legal description.

Best Usage –

Subdivision design refers to the development of a large parcel of land, often for residential use, which is divided into several individual parcels. The trend in subdivision design has been toward offering large lots, often near 1 acre. Many new subdivisions are also designed with sidewalks, wide paved driveways, and wide streets and cul-de-sacs with curb and gutter. Many existing subdivisions have sidewalks and paved driveways, and some have alleys. Many of the items identified above are required by local ordinances.

Project Management –

In the construction business, staff spend time at the office and field locations. However, managing and working with vital documents such as house or site blueprints, specification sheets, site plans, and property survey reports, among others become difficult away from the office. A resource to manage, work, and update the construction projects in hand becomes vital. We are that resource.

Job Costing/Budgeting –

Job costing – in its broadest sense – includes the allocation of costs; the determination of earned value and profitability; and the control of materials, subcontracts, variations and progress billing.  Inadequate or inappropriate costing is one of the most important causes of contractor failure in the construction industry.

Critical Path Charts –

The critical path method (CPM) is a project modeling technique developed in the late 1950s by Morgan R. Walker of DuPont and James E. Kelley, Jr. of Remington Rand. Kelley and Walker related their memories of the development of CPM in 1989. Kelley attributed the term “critical path” to the developers of the Program Evaluation and Review technique which was developed at about the same time by Booz Allen Hamilton and the US Navy.  The precursors of what came to be known as Critical Path were developed and put into practice by DuPont between 1940 and 1943 and contributed to the success of the Manhattan Project.CPM is commonly used with all forms of projects, including construction, aerospace and defense, software development, research projects, product development, engineering, and plant maintenance, among others. Any project with interdependent activities can apply this method of mathematical analysis. Although the original CPM program and approach is no longer used, the term is generally applied to any approach used to analyze a project network logic diagram.

Engineering Support

Jobsite Inspection including –

During the pre-construction phase, the Inspector shall review all required aspects of the project, and shall try to resolve any errors or conflicts that he/she observes. In general, the Inspector shall obtain and review all Contract Documents, review pertinent engineering reports, visit the job site prior to construction, and attend the pre-construction conference.During the post-construction period, the Inspector shall review and verify that all aspects of the job have been completed, and shall review project record documentation for accuracy and completeness.

Aerial Services –

Jobsite Inspections – Topographic Mapping – Quantity Estimation – 3D Modeling

Construction Layouts

Construction surveying (otherwise known as “lay-out” or “setting-out”) is to stake out reference points and markers that will guide the construction of new structures such as roads or buildings. These markers are usually staked out according to a suitable coordinate system selected for the project.

  • Survey existing conditions of the future work site, including topography, existing buildings and infrastructure, and underground infrastructure whenever possible (for example, measuring invert elevations and diameters of sewers at manholes);
  • Stake out reference points and markers that will guide the construction of new structures
  • Verify the location of structures during construction;
  • Conduct an As-Built survey: a survey conducted at the end of the construction project to verify that the work authorized was completed to the specifications set on plans.

Right of Way Flagging –

During the course of construction projects, you or your clients may be asked to prepare special surveys for the construction of pipelines, roads, valve sites or other routes, areas and sites.Right of way surveys are performed for the purpose of locating, monumenting and describing newly acquired lands to be used for development of a highway corridor, creating a new parcel defined by the right of way limits. A right of way survey is an original survey of the corridor parcel made at the time the parcel is created. The right of way survey is not made to ascertain existing boundaries. It is made to create the new right of way. Right of way surveys are conducted as part of the larger highway project. The right of way survey will occur as part of the design stage of the project. In general terms, right of way procedures will be performed during the preliminary design phase and the final design phase.

CAD Services –

Preparation of as-built drawings from red-lines and hard copies of the blue-prints, Paper to CAD drafting services, Block conversion from AutoCAD, Patent drawings, Telecom Installations drawings, Solar PV Installation CAFM BOMA Polylining, Roof Plans, Single Line Diagrams, General Arrangement (GA) Drawings, Skid Dwg & Electrical Drawings, IWMS CAD Drawings, Structure and MEP Information Coordination and Conflict Identification, Kitchen Millwork Casework Cabinet Shop drawings and more…

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