Topographic Surveys

A comprehensive understanding of the contours and topographic features of a site is vital for the success of any engineering or construction project.

Typically required at the beginning of nearly all construction projects, topographical surveys give engineers detailed information about the site and project they are working on. The results of a topographical survey can aid designers, architects, planners and engineers in the early stages of a project’s design and planning, as well as demonstrating how land has altered over time for redevelopment purposes. Topographical surveys can show details regarding the property, land features or physical boundaries.

SOCOTEC has the skills and knowledge to undertake topographic surveys to the highest levels of precision to identify and map ground contours, note the natural and manmade features on the land as well as showing location, size and height of these landmarks and providing volume calculations for earthworks planning and monitoring.In addition to topographical surveys, SOCOTEC’s expert team supports engineering projects across the UK, providing a range of services, including building elevation surveys and volume calculations. The team also supports clients with 3D laser scanning, GPS techniques, survey control networks and BIM compliant 3D data visualisation to ensure the setting out of construction sites is as accurate as possible. 

In combination with comprehensive offerings in hydrographic, marine geophysical, land geophysical and underground utility detection surveys, SOCOTEC can provide clients with an integrated ground and marine investigation solution. The organisation’s broad network of accredited laboratories and offices means it can offer an unrivalled depth of expert knowledge and support to provide clients with the information required to ensure the success of their projects.  SOCOTEC provides the following surveying services:

  • Topographical surveys
  • Laser scanning
  • Measured building surveys
  • Road surveys
  • Levelling
  • Setting out
  • CCTV surveys
  • Settlement monitoring
  • Ground investigation location surveys
  • Stock pile surveys
  • Volume calculations

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