Accuracy in survey measurements and calculations is critical to a project’s success, providing the foundation underlying design development. The National Engineering & Architectural Services Inc. (NEAS Inc.) team of licensed professional surveyors, qualified party chiefs, and supporting personnel provides our clients with the right combination of training, and field and practical design experience that makes for an accurate and well-managed survey.
Surveying is not a static engineering discipline, and new technologies have emerged that allow us to offer our clients an innovative approach to surveying that assures accuracy and lower costs. To this end, in addition to the use of conventional surveying equipment and methodology when and where appropriate, NEAS Inc. is equipped with the most current GPS survey equipment and reflectorless technology. The use of GPS equipment allows for rapid field data collection (typically, up to 1200 field shots per day under favorable conditions) with a reduced field crew size, while reflectorless total station technology eliminates the need for need for a prism rod (and the need for a rod man) for many survey tasks. Significantly, the use of reflectorless technology allows survey data to be obtained “in-traffic” without the need to close lanes and cause inconvenience to the traveling public.
We have substantial experience with these state-of-the-art technologies, and, when used in conjunction with the available Ohio Statewide Imagery Program (OSIP) to generate basemaps and TINs (supplemented with data from check sections surveyed at appropriate intervals), this survey approach has been proven to yield accurate results and significant cost savings in comparison to obtaining new aerial photography and mapping.
NEAS Inc. is further distinguished by its thorough due diligence in establishing property boundaries (and informing owners of planned surveying activities on their property) and uncovering difficult to find pins and monuments. This attention to detail helps prevent and resolve right-of-way and design discrepancies that can sometimes delay project progress.