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Setting Out

Setting out is the reverse process of a site survey, involving the extraction of data from a drawing to accurately mark out features on the ground. This may be building corners, earth works, sewers, road works, steel structures or line work.

land surveyors, architectural surveyors, land fill, setting out, building and boundary surveys, flood risk analysis

We are highly experienced in the setting out of a wide range of projects and can extract setting out points directly from AutoCAD files. Precision is critical and if a sufficiently high-quality survey already exists we can upload the required information onto our sophisticated computers in the office to work from when on site. Our skilled surveyors and engineers will check that the architect’s data is adequate and clarify the required accuracies for the job. If such a survey is not available we can carry out a survey to work from.

Extracting setting out points and uploading them onto our technologically-advanced instruments can accomplish several days work in just one day, with significant cost savings. We often use this method when setting out piling for example, when timing is crucial. Each set-out point is surveyed after installation to check accuracy.

We cover the following areas:

  • Airfields
  • Commercial and domestic buildings
  • Drainage
  • Engineering works
  • Piling
  • Pipelines
  • Quarries and land fill sites
  • Roads and highways

We will liaise fully with site staff to ensure the project runs smoothly and provide a record of our work upon completion.