Hydrographical surveys: Navigating the challenges

Over the last few months, with the rain pouring across many part of the UK, our water-based teams have been in high demand, diligently conducting hydrographical surveys in various waterways nationwide. Whilst many of the challenges our surveyors face can be predicted and mitigated against, hydrographical surveys present a unique set of challenges, many of which are unpredictable. In this blog we shed light on the challenges that hydrographical surveys can present and the solutions we employ to overcome them.

The benefits of structural monitoring on construction projects

Structural monitoring surveys are an indispensable tool in the construction industry. Through the deployment of various sensors and technologies that detect and measure movement, vibrations and other changes, structural monitoring surveys provide the ability to continuously or periodically observe and analyse a building’s structural integrity. The wealth of data collected during a structural monitoring survey not only aids in the identification of potential structural issues, but also plays a crucial role in proactive decision-making and compliance with safety regulations.

In this latest blog, David Mainwaring – Director for Monitoring takes a look in more detail at the advantages of integrating structural monitoring data into building projects.

Why is environmental monitoring important for construction and demolition projects?

Environmental monitoring is a critical aspect of construction and demolition projects, involving the systematic observation and analysis of their impact on the environment. We have put together this blog to explain the importance of environmental monitoring, outlining the regulations, compliance measures and the consequences of non-compliance.

The Fire Safety Regulations 2022

Earlier this year, the Fire Safety (England) Regulations came into force requiring responsible persons of high rise residential buildings in England to share with their local fire and rescue services copies of up to date floor plans which show the position of fire fighting equipment.

In our latest blog, we cover the regulations in more detail and show how we can help provide the accurate and reliable building data you need to ensure compliance.

Detecting water leaks: Preserving buildings and promoting sustainability

In our latest blog,  Rich Glenn discusses the importance of water leak detection, the potential consequences of undetected leaks, and  how our non-intrusive water leak detection methods can safeguard your building whilst promoting sustainability. Water leaks might seem like minor inconveniences, but they can escalate into major issues that can compromise the structural integrity of buildings, damage property and assets and waste precious resources. Here at Survey Solutions we specialise in utilising cutting-edge water leak detection technology to identify hidden leaks in all types of buildings and for all types of businesses.

The factors that impact underground surveys

Our underground utility surveys utilise the very latest Electromagnetic Location (EML) and Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) technologies, offering a multitude of benefits that go beyond reducing utility strikes and the safeguarding of works and the public. However, there are also potential constraints that can impact the results of a survey. In this blog we’ll explore the benefits as well as the limitations of each method.

Five surveying services you probably need to know about

As one of the UK’s largest engineering surveyors, we confidently claim that expertise, experience and exceeding expectations are three ways that we set ourselves apart from other companies in our field. But there are other ways too, including the range and types of surveying services we offer, many of which utilise some of the very latest technologies and innovations on the market.

This blog introduces some of the more specialist services that we provide – some of which you may not be so familiar with, or that you may assume are quite niche, but actually have wide-ranging applications.

Construction monitoring device at a railway station

The five steps to a successful monitoring project

Structural and environmental monitoring provides essential data to understand the impact of demolition, excavation, tunnelling, construction or heavy groundwork on nearby buildings and assets, as well as the local environment – both above and below ground. The data can help determine whether there are any potential problems that require remedial action.

Our monitoring solutions combine the latest in monitoring technologies alongside secure cloud based hosting and reporting systems. We offer a full range of monitoring services and solutions. Our specialist teams in our offices across the UK have years of experience designing, specifying, installing and carrying out monitoring programmes on buildings, from new builds to heritage properties, commercial, retail and leisure buildings, as well as major structures including bridges, viaducts, sea defences and retaining walls.

We’ve broken down a monitoring programme into five stages to give you an understanding of what’s involved when you request a structural and/or environmental scheme from us.

Major projects – What it takes to deliver a seamless service

From nationwide drone surveys across dozens of holiday parks through to installing site wide network control on one of the major UK infrastructure projects, our laser-sharp focus and commitment to service is why our clients trust us and continue to work with us. When it comes to working on major projects, here’s what you can expect when you choose to work with Survey Solutions.

What’s the difference between BIM, Revit and Digital Twin?

Even within our industry there’s a lot of confusion around the definitions and uses of Building Information Modelling (BIM), Revit and Digital Twins. The lines between them can be a little blurry, and quite often it’s presumed that BIM and a Revit model are the same thing. They’re not. They each serve their own purpose. Let’s explore in a bit more detail, starting with BIM.

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