Geophysical techniques can be applied to a wide variety of sites to investigate numerous types of materials and structures below the ground. We’ve put together this list of features that can be found by geophysical survey techniques.
It’s well known within the survey industry that underground mapping surveys completed at the pre-demolition stage of a project yield all-round benefits. However, in our experience many clients don’t understand the importance of the survey work being completed pre-demolition. This and can end up demolishing more than just their site, but also the quality of their survey results.
Land Drains cure waterlogged areas such as agricultural fields, gardens or other landscaped areas including sports fields. Essentially, land drains are pipes that allow water to enter through small perforations and flow away to a suitable disposal point. This could include streams, a storm drain or a soakaway.
Topographic surveys are a must-have for any professional who needs a record of the physical features of their site. Whether its 1000 acres of land or simply your back garden; SUMO’s Senior Surveyor Patrick Cullity talks through the basics of topography. We look into how it can apply to a variety of sites.
Technological advances in Measured Building continue to change the way the survey industry works. We understand that employers need to create the right environment to attract the best employees. Surveyors need to focus on finding the skills and talent. This is essential to thrive in this ever-changing environment. SUMO asked its industry-leading experts to explore what attracting the right talent to the industry really means…
The possible application of geophysical techniques is vast. In our experience however, it is generally thought that geophysics is reserved for application to heritage sites or areas containing archaeology only. However, there is a much wider use for these techniques including Civil Engineering, as detailed below.
The PAS 128 specification for underground utility detection provides a robust methodology for delivering utility surveys in the UK. Introduced in 2014, it focuses on the levels of accuracy that you can specify when commissioning a PAS 128 compliant underground utility survey. But how does it differ from other survey options and more importantly; is it the best use of your budget?
With the latest 3D modelling trend, it's no surprise that the Construction industry has followed in the footsteps of other tech-advancing industries. We took a look at the basics of 3D modelling and what you should keep in mind when commissioning your 3D survey…
What does The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Morning Glory by Oasis, the sound of the dial-up modem and the SIR3 radar system all have in common? They were all things that helped to make the 1990’s. We asked SUMO Directors Dr. John Gater and Peter Barker to take a trip down memory lane and look back at their 'old' geophysical equipment. After this, we began to see how far geophysics technology has come since.