Engineering Surveying is the broad term we use to describe civil engineering jobs. Our role in engineering is a lot larger than simply set out for construction of a structure and survey pick-ups. We usually first examine a finished design for a project and often will identify any design or practicality issues. We use a wide range of instruments to assist engineers with their on-site work. The most common of these will be the Total Station, GPS and Dumpy Level or Digital Level.
Our surveyors receive the plans for the job and after review, we begin to draw them on a CAD based computer programme. During the drawing and calculation stage, we are able to identify any issues in the design or any they see in terms of the practicalities of building the structure. If any issues are found, we liaise with the engineering team and help in a preparation of a technical query. Once we complete to plot the design and calculations are completed, the work on site will begin. We first establish a network of control points around the site in a position predetermined with engineers and supervisors on site. The control points need to be in useful, safe and accessible areas but also in areas where they will not be disturbed.
After we record all the survey data , we process the data and present it as a documentation.