Who are our surveyors and what do they do?
Gannett Fleming’s highly-trained and experienced engineering surveyors provide in-house surveying and mapping for all types of planning and engineering projects. With engineering backgrounds, our surveyors know the key data that you need to get it right the first time. The team’s multidisciplinary expertise combined with the latest technology and a wide range of geospatial solutions are their greatest strengths. Using advanced techniques and the most cutting-edge equipment, our surveyors provide fast, highly accurate, cost-effective surveys in virtually any terrain. This gives project managers the key data and end products they need to make fast, informed decisions.
To view and download a printable pamphlet with more information on our in-house surveying capabilities.
Our Survey Team pictured above, from left to right:
Brian Miller, PE, SIT
- Project engineer/field surveyor/CADD technician; 10 years of experience with Gannett Fleming; Certified FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) remote pilot
- Survey manager; 11 years of experience with Gannett Fleming
- Hourly field surveyor/Retired Survey Chief; 44 years of experience with Gannett Fleming
- Engineering technician/field surveyor; 3 years of experience with Gannett Fleming; Certified FAA remote pilot
|• Horizontal and vertical control surveys||• Topographic||• Robotic||• Elevation surveys|
|• High-precision structure monitoring||• Bathymetric||• Property boundary||• Land title survey|
|• Construction stakeout||• FEMA flood certificates||• As-built surveys||• Route surveys|
|• Subdivision plats||• Quality control of surveys by others||• Preparing scopes of work||• Right-of-way plan reviews|
|• Drone surveys and aerial photogrammetry|
- GIS mapping/digital mapping
- Aerial mapping
- Converting aerial photography to surfaces
|• GIS feature inventory
|• Virtual Surveys & Point Cloud Processing|
Our survey team uses Leica GeoSystem Survey Grade GPS equipment to set control for aerial mapping projects, civil design projects and construction sites. We also use this equipment, with its RTK capabilities to perform topographic site mapping, construction stakeout, wetland delineation, and GIS data collection. This equipment is capable of producing subcentimeter precision.
Leica total station surveying equipment is also used, capable of producing subcentimeter accuracy, with several instruments that are annually manufacturer certified to produce National Geodetic Survey (NGS) control survey accuracy. Some of these instruments have reflectorless and/or robotic capabilities. Leica GeoMos monitoring software is used to provide incremental or continuous, round the clock, structure movement monitoring when connected to a robotic total station.
Our survey team also uses conventional automatic levels, as well as, Leica electronic digital levels that scan barcoded rods to produce sub one-hundredth foot accuracy vertical control and structure movement monitoring.
Bathymetric equipment includes Seafloor Systems Hydrolite TM Single and Dual Frequency sonar equipment linked to survey grade GPS units to perform bathymetric surveys in lakes and rivers. The dual frequency echosounder is able to penetrate through soft sediments to detect hard layers, thus producing a top-of-sediment and approximate bottom-of-sediment elevation.
A recent addition is a DJI Phantom 4 Drone, used to create high-accuracy orthoimagery, and an additional means to create topographic surfaces.
Why use our survey team for your project?
- Surveyors with engineering backgrounds
- Understanding of the design data engineers need
- Create end-products in AutoCAD, MicroStation, or GIS format
- Get it right the first time
- In-house capability with no subcontracting required
- Avoid negotiations and invoicing
- Certified FAA remote pilots to conduct Drone Surveys
- Site specific equipment for any terrain
- Accommodate short deadlines – real-time needs
- Ability to mobilize three crews at one time
- Will travel anywhere in the U.S.