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We understand that the surveying needs of the construction industry differ from those usually supplied by land surveyors.  Earthworks and roading contractors require topos and setout to be carried out when they need it to avoid costly delays. Due to constantly changing circumstances construction survey can not be scheduled weeks in advance.  We pride ourselves on being able to get to site and do the work quickly to minimize disruption to the works. Our knowledge of construction and mining allow us to liaise with contractors to ensure that setout is in the most practical position and that all necessary volume surveys are carried out. We know that not all contractors have setout in the same manner. We talk with site personnel to find out how they want things done and then before leaving site ensure they understand what we have done. Our robotic, GPS and aerial mapping equipment allow us to carry out swift topo surveys or to rapidly and accurately setout and level large amounts of roading & earthworks. Each survey gang operates a laptop in the field which enables changes to design to be handled without having to return to the office. We understand that contractors work to tight time constraints when it comes to claim time. We are able to get volumes processed and back to you the next day.

I am a consultant - why should we use you instead of another survey company?
Our knowledge of construction and mining allow us to liaise with consultants to ensure that surveys collect all relevant data. We know that not all designers do things in the same manner. We can provide data in any format or coding system that you require. Our wide range of equipment enable us to choose the most appropriate method of collecting the data that you require. Each survey gang operates a laptop in the field, enabling data to be checked to ensure all relevant information has been collected, preventing costly return trips. We understand that designers work to tight time constraints. We are able to respond quickly to requests and get surveys processed and back to you within days not weeks.

Why use you instead of having an in-house surveyor?
When you analyse the true cost of having an in-house surveyor you need to take into account the times that they must be paid for that they do not actually work. All the public holidays, annual leave, sick days and days when there is no current work for them all have to be paid for. You must also buy and maintain expensive survey equipment and software and then train them to use it. Any mistakes they make come out of your profit margin. By getting us in to do your survey work you are getting the advantage of our specialized knowledge and investment in new technology, the benefit of 20 years experience in mining and surveying, and the peace of mind that comes from knowing that we will correct any mistakes at our cost. As our specialty is construction surveying we are very efficient and have streamlined the processes to reduce any wasted time. If you already have an in-house surveyor, there will be times when they are over-loaded with work, we are available to act as staff overload.

Do you set out boundaries?
No, we specialize in construction surveying and leave the cadastral work to the land surveying fraternity. However we do have arrangements in place that enable us to work under the direction of a licensed surveyor when necessary.

I have a quarry to survey - why use you instead of someone else?
Our background in mining gives us a knowledge of the jargon and unique circumstances that working in quarries provides. Our long experience of working in quarries means we understand the hazards that may be found so you can have confidence that we will work safely without you having to oversee our every move on site. Our wide range of equipment and software enable us to carry out surveys of faces, stockpiles, overburden dump sites and silt ponds and calculate volumes or pass along the data to your existing mining team for further work.

What equipment will you use for my job?
We have a wide range of equipment each with its own unique abilities. Where very accurate levels are needed our digital levels are used. We use them where control mark heights need to be determined very accurately. Where the level accuracy has to be within 5mm and the position within a few millimetres then our total stations are used. We use the total stations for building grid setout, flat grade roading and drainage setout or topographical surveys in areas where the GPS can not be used. GPS accuracy is determined mainly by the number and arrangement of satellites being received by the antenna. The accuracy is 10 mm for position and 20 mm for height. The GPS is used for topographical surveys and earthworks setout. The Remorely Piloted Aerial Systems (RPAS) data is processed using photogrammetric principles. For a flying height of 100m the expected plan accuracy is 22mm and height accuracy is 44mm. We use the RPAS for quarry surveys and large scale site plans. For more information see our website here.

What hours do you work? Do you work on Public Holidays?
We understand that construction is not a 9 to 5 job so we usually leave the office at 7 am and return when the day’s tasks are complete. Though if you have a task that requires us to be there at 5 am or midnight then we can accommodate your needs. Construction surveying is an arduous job and we try to restrict our Saturday work to computing in the office only, but if your job requires it we can be there for you. Specific sites sometimes have special circumstances that make it easier to do the work over Public Holidays such as blocks-of-line on the railways. It can be arranged that we are available at such times. It is our policy to not work on Sunday to ensure that our staff can maintain the degree of enthusiasm that makes for a happy and healthy workplace.

Which coordinate system and height datum should I use?
There are many different coordinate systems and height datums used throughout NZ. The final use of the data being captured will determine the most appropriate datum to use. Councils use the New Zealand Transverse Mercator projection for as built plans with the heights being in any of a number of local mean sea level based datums. Boundary information is in terms of Geodetic 2000 and local circuits e.g. Mt Eden. A building setout may be in terms of a grid based on a boundary line with no external reference.

Do you have insurance?
Yes, we carry Public Liability and Professional Indemnity Insurance. Our UAV fleet is covered by separate Aviation Liability Insurance.
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Supplying construction surveying services to the Auckland and Waikato regions since 1996

54 Scott Rd, RD2,

Te Kauwhata, 3782

Phone: 07 8264337

Fax: 07 8264337

E-mail: PilbrowSurveying@xtra.co.nz

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I work in the construction industry - what makes you different from other surveying companies?
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I have a quarry to survey - why use you instead of someone else?
Why use you instead of having an in-house surveyor?
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