In earlier times, surveying was performed using orthogonal methods and equipment such as a prismatic square, a cross staff, a leveling staff and ranging rod. Today there are much simpler and more precise methods for determining topographical points.
To obtain the best results, we make use of the most modern and sophisticated products of surveying technology. These include, for example, measurement robots, laser scanners and surveying drones. These technical aids help us to handle surveying tasks efficiently, both from a cost and a personnel standpoint. The terrestrial 3D laser scanner is coming to be more and more significant as a surveying tool. Using laser beams, lines or grids are projected on surfaces so as to measure these or to generate an image.
All of our surveying teams are equipped with Leica Robotic Measurement Stations, GPS, SmartRovers and digital levels. The Leica company has been producing precision measurement devices for geosystems since 1921. And they continually update their equipment and devices and adapt them to the latest technical standards. In 1993, Leica introduced the first hand-held laser distance measurement device and revolutionized land surveying.
The company is known around the world for its high-quality products and developments and is a highly ranked partner for experts in the surveying field. For measurement, analysis and presentation, its satellite-supported devices help us with precise surveying measurements and analysis.
3D laser scanners (for building facades) as well as surveying drones are also part of the equipment that we use. High-quality aerial photographs are processed into 3D terrain models usingprofessional software. Not only do we keep our hardware and devices at the latest technical standards, the same is also true for our software solutions. Data exchange is possible in all formats through various programs with protection against data losses.
Support for building owners
Would you like to build yourself? That’s no problem! We will be pleased to provide you with technical and business support for your activities. Our surveying office comes to today’s challenges with a company history reaching back to 1981. In over 30 years as an independent surveying office we have continuously acquired new expertise in all areas and are always evolving as a company and service provider.
We can guarantee our clients comprehensive and expert support and consultation in all surveying areas. Find out more about our wide range of services on the following pages.
After acquiring a piece of land
Surveying of the plot is not absolutely necessary but it is highly advisable. To begin with, have the seller show you the boundary points of the property on site. Then we compare the cadastral map with the actual piece of land. If boundary stones or markers are not in place, then you should definitely engage a surveying office. Often fences or buildings are not located at the correct boundaries and this can lead to conflicts with neighboring property owners regarding the boundary lines.
With an order for a boundary survey you obtain legal certainty regarding the property and avoid unnecessary conflicts in the neighborhood.
What does one need a surveyor for…
…if one has an architect? It’s very simple. An architect plans the appearance, partitioning, design and size of the building. But to ensure that the building is finally built in the right position on the intended plot, it is advisable to have a surveyor prepare a site plan and longitudinal section map. Surveyors are especially important for plots that are located on inclines or hilly terrain. In such cases, a building should never be constructed without an initial survey.
The surveyor can provide information about whether the sewage connection has been placed at the right height, the necessary distances that need to be maintained to neighboring properties and ensure that all connections (water, electricity) are planned at the optimal locations.
Before construction begins, the surveying office can provide information about the construction site and the plot so that there are no unexpected (or unpleasant) surprises later on.
After you obtain the building permit, the construction company needs to know where the building will be located on the property and at exactly which height it is allowed to build. A rough stake-out by the engineering surveyor marks the place for the excavation of the building pit. On this basis, the construction company can determine the correct height. In the course of the fine stake-out, the surveyor marks exactly to the centimeter where the building should be placed. The complete bottom slab is poured on the basis of this marking.