People often refer to ‘breaking ground’ as the start of a major project. Rather, the process starts well before machinery rolls onto a work site. Planning is crucial for any development, and that certainly applies to large Sydney infrastructure projects.
One of the very first things that needs to take place is a topographic survey. This is because planners, designers and architects need accurate information about the land they’re working on. So, before the construction crews are even hired, topographic surveys play a key role in all infrastructure.
What is a Topographic Survey?
A topographical survey may also be known as a ‘contour survey’, or even a ‘feature’ survey. No matter what name you give to it, this process is integral to all Sydney infrastructure projects. This type of survey involves creating accurate depictions of the intended project site. This means capturing the gradients of the land, accurate area size and also any other features. These can be man-made or natural, but developers need to know about anything that may be in the way of their building plans.
Topographical surveys will also look for anything near the land’s surface, such as underground services. It’s also important to get an idea of the adjoining parcels of land, and how construction may affect it.
Developers are then provided with accurate, detailed data. This can be in the form of 2D or 3D diagrams and models, and most importantly, the information is precise.
Who Conducts Topographic Surveys?
Only qualified and licensed surveyors can conduct topographic surveys. If you’re starting any major Sydney infrastructure projects, you’ll want the most reliable and experienced surveyors on hand. The surveyor should have access to state-of-the-art equipment, and all of the best modelling software to give you the most detailed information possible.
Do all Sydney Infrastructure Projects Need Topographic Surveys?
The short answer is yes. Surveyors play a key role in all civil infrastructure projects, and more importantly all road and bridge construction needs to comply with G71 constructions standards. In fact, topographic surveys are even conducted on huge areas of land, not just a construction site. This is because planners often need detailed information before the even decide where to start a project.
For this reason, surveyors are involved in all major infrastructure projects.
How to Find the Best Topographic Surveyors for Sydney Infrastructure Projects
Firstly, when you’re planning complex Sydney infrastructure projects, you need a team with a proven record. The crew at Geosurv have worked on countless large-scale infrastructure projects and therefore have the experience you need. We’ll be there right at the start of the planning stage, and we have plenty of other services to contribute along the way. Contact us today to find out how we can make your infrastructure projects a success.