Technical Surveys & Data Processing

Smart Motorway and Major Highways Projects


To assist in the implementation and management of the design process of Highway construction schemes we undertake the following aspects of work;


  • - Desktop studies of the existing environment
  • - Accurate utility detection, verification and location surveys that are fully complaint with PAS 128:2014
  • - Drainage and Manhole full defect and condition surveys using the latest CCTV technology
  • - Quick Asset Condition Surveys using the latest haloptic camera technology
  • - Highways Agency Drainage Data Management System (HADDMS) surveys
  • - Daily reports and drawings created to seamlessly monitor progress and reduce inefficiencies and duplication.
  • GIS
  • Quick Asset Condition Surveys
  • Detailed Defect Surveys
  • Assessment and Inspection Surveys of Balancing Ponds

Product Description

Geographic Information System (GIS). A Geographic Information System (GIS) is one which collates, stores, studies, manipulates and displays spatial information data. This data can be presented in a variety of formats ranging from a database through to a map showing differing graphical features. In addition, a GIS can combine data from multiple databases.

On-site Data Collection. Using the latest Trimble GPS technology, we log the GPS co-ordinates of assets for display within a Global Information System(GIS). This data is collected on toughpad tablets that use the latest data collection software. The software allows data such as visual observations and photographs to be assigned to an individual asset. Observations and photos are stored alongside measured data relating to the same individual asset. In addition, given the variety of applications, our bespoke software is tailored to suit your GIS project requirements.

Data Analysis. We have experience in the handling and interpretation of many complex datasets. As we manage the whole data capture and management process we can provide a simplified model that allows all stakeholders to understand and use. As we write our own scripts to suit the Clients individual requirements We present the data in a format suited to each client’s specific requirements..

Detailed Defect Surveys

Geographic Information System (GIS). A Geographic Information System (GIS) is one which collates, stores, studies, manipulates and displays spatial information data. This data can be presented in a variety of formats ranging from a database through to a map showing differing graphical features. In addition, a GIS can combine data from multiple databases.

On-site Data Collection. Using the latest Trimble GPS technology, we log the GPS co-ordinates of assets for display within a Global Information System(GIS). This data is collected on toughpad tablets that use the latest data collection software. The software allows data such as visual observations and photographs to be assigned to an individual asset. Observations and photos are stored alongside measured data relating to the same individual asset. In addition, given the variety of applications, our bespoke software is tailored to suit your GIS project requirements.

Data Analysis. We have experience in the handling and interpretation of many complex datasets. As we manage the whole data capture and management process we can provide a simplified model that allows all stakeholders to understand and use. As we write our own scripts to suit the Clients individual requirements We present the data in a format suited to each client’s specific requirements.

Assessment and Inspection Surveys of Balancing Ponds

Balancing ponds are a critical asset within the Highways Authorities drainage network. These assets provide critical pollution control and important attenuation capabilities in the event of heavy or prolonged rainfall. We offer a comprehensive survey service for these assets. Topographical surveys are undertaken to accurately map the location of the ponds and all their attributes such as anti-pollution devices, all vital components of a quality report detailing full condition assessment.

In addition, we can calculate the depth of silt in the ponds using sonar surveying technology. The surveys allow the owner to assess the capacity/performance of the asset and plan routine maintenance such as silt/sludge clearance.

All survey data obtained on site is then collated and processed in the office by our team of technicians using the latest CAD and GIS software. A complete report can be prepared for the client along with a fully compliant ESRI SHP File for upload to the HADDMS database if required.

Quick Asset Condition Surveys

Quick ACS is a powerful new connectivity survey method that utilises the latest camera technology to assess the condition of a pipe.

We can understand the condition of a sewer rapidly and affordably with the cameras. Using high-powered zoom optics, we can assess manholes, tanks together with sewer lines from an adjoining manhole.

It’s perfectly suited for:

– Diagnosing emergency call-outs

– Avoiding confined space entry

– Conserving CCTV resources

– Performing a rapid, system-wide assessment

– Prioritising CCTV, cleaning, and rehab activities

– Viewing pipes too deteriorated for a traditional CCTV rig

Therefore, we can carry out surveys faster, and offer additional data capture that helps clients manage assets more effectively. This is a valuable and cost-effective alternative to carrying out detailed asset defect surveys. A team of two technicians can survey up to 1.5 kilometres of highway drainage assets per shift. That compares with no more than 500 metres for a conventional robotic crawler camera team. In turn this reduces the amount of Traffic management required and road space bookings.