Setting Out and Levelling

City Surveys & Monitoring’ policy on setting out is that all setting out engineers must have a minimum of five years’ on site experience with ten or more years being mandatory for senior personnel. It is also mandatory for all our site engineers to have extensive experience as professional land surveyors.

We believe wholeheartedly that a first class setting out engineer should have an excellent working knowledge of land surveying for a number of reasons…

  • The principles of both fields are inextricably linked and whilst good land surveyors do not necessarily make good setting out engineers it certainly does help.
  • Our personnel are then far more flexible being easy to place successfully on either a setting out or a land surveying project.
  • This flexibility gives our client a far more rounded, adaptable site engineer who can apply himself to a wide variety of other tasks during any down time. The last thing our clients want is to employ an engineer for just a few hours of work a day. Our setting out engineers are multi-skilled and more than happy to help where help is needed.

All City Surveys & Monitoring setting out engineers are CSCS and PTS/Sentinel Card holders and come with a full complement of equipment ranging from Trimble S6, S8 and SPS930 robotic construction total stations to Leica levels, grade lasers and Trimble R8 GPS receivers. By using the very latest robotic equipment a one man survey approach can be adopted saving time, eliminating errors due to poor communication and keeping rates very competitive for our clients. Design information can then be readily uploaded onto the instrument and set out in real time.

The majority of our setting out is based around the civil and rail sectors where millimetre and sub-millimetre accuracy is far more relevant than on the average housing scheme. That said, we have a number of large house builders and housing association clients to whom we regularly provide setting out services whilst providing many principle engineers for the construction of high schools, academies and colleges, recreational parks, landmark sports stadia, prestigious London tower blocks, water ways, footpaths, reservoirs and numerous other schemes. Some of our most notable recent projects can be found by visiting our site engineering page.

Whether you need a setting out engineer for an hour, a day, a month or even a year… Whatever your project City Surveys & Monitoring can supply you with a highly experienced, professional engineer to ensure your development proceeds without a hitch.

For more information on our UK-wide setting out and levelling services please contact our Head Office on 0151 726 8334 or send a message through our contact page.

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