We rely on modern infrastructure every day. While a layperson might take a sturdy building for granted, construction experts know differently. Hours of work go into designing infrastructure that’s safe, effective and that will withstand the test of time.

Surveyors play a critical role in infrastructure. Engineers and builders have to comply with strict safety codes when designing any new structure.

Although the main mission of surveyors is to analyze property boundaries, they do so much more.

Surveyors help builders stay compliant from start to finish. Not only can they help ensure compliance with regulations, but surveyors also keep the public and the workers safe.

Let’s take a look at how you might work with a surveyor on an infrastructure project.

How Surveyors Assist in Infrastructure
While we rely on builders to construct roads, bridges and buildings, surveyors play an important role in infrastructure projects. The role of the surveyor changes by project, but you can generally expect to see a surveyor contributing in four main ways.

  1. Project management
    Surveyors are more than expert measurers. They can manage your infrastructure project from its conception to the grand opening. Surveyors define your project goals, set objectives, identify resources and manage your all-important budget.

    Meet your milestones without breaking the budget. Partner with a surveyor to manage your professional infrastructure project from end to end.

  2. Broadband engineering
    Connectivity is a must in our modern cities. That’s why surveyors help builders and engineers account for broadband during infrastructure projects.

    Our connected IP world requires a skilled hand. Surveyors have the certifications and credentials to build tech-enabled infrastructure.

    Rely on a surveyor’s experience with emerging technology to maximize your profits and security.

  3. Feasibility studies
    Will a bridge stand? Ask a reliable surveying and engineering firm to make sure!

    Skilled infrastructure professionals can help you evaluate a potential project before you lay a single brick. Get a clear picture of your project, minimizing risk and maximizing results for better margins.

    Know if your project will work. Surveying and engineering firms such as Compass help you pave the future, safely and on budget.

  4. GIS mapping and more
    Geographic Information System, or GIS, is a great tool to analyze spatial information. GIS gives your infrastructure project more precise data, courtesy of your friendly neighborhood surveyor.

    Although traditional surveying is alive and well, modern tools revolutionize how surveyors gather spatial data for GIS analysis.

    Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, or UAVs, can gather data on 400 acres of land in one hour. These drones use HD cameras and photogrammetry to get more detailed images of your project boundaries, saving time and money.

    3D laser scanning, or LiDAR, gives you a detailed 3D model of land or a structure. Decrease labor costs and increase accuracy with true-to-life models for better projects.

    Registered Land Surveyors and their crews synthesize this field data with research and expertise for your project. Stay compliant and on budget with smart research from a professional surveyor.

The bottom line
Surveyors deal with more than land boundaries. Streamline your infrastructure project with surveyor project management, broadband, feasibility analysis and more.

Looking for a reliable surveying partner? Get in touch with Compass Consultants to keep your infrastructure project compliant and on budget.