Survey Camp at Tuskegee University

Posted by on May 2, 2017
Survey Camp at Tuskegee University

Author: Roger Joiner, Survey Team Leader For students at Tuskegee University pursuing an Architecture or Construction Science degree, part of their curriculum is a class about surveying. This year, students were also asked to complete a day camp as a part of that course.  Jake Bonds, another Birmingham-area surveyor, and I led this camp on […]

A Day in the Life: Construction Staking

Posted by on Feb 14, 2017
A Day in the Life: Construction Staking

Construction staking is essentially the process of putting construction plans and designs on the ground by marking the location of proposed new structures. It’s an important part of the construction process because it ensures that the project is begun according to very specific engineering designs.

A Day in the Life of a Surveyor

Posted by on Jul 5, 2016
A Day in the Life of a Surveyor

An interview with Roger Joiner, Survey Team Leader What do you enjoy about working in the field as a surveyor? The part I enjoy the most about surveying is that you’re not ever in the same place too long. I love the outdoors and an added bonus of this job is that you get to […]

Did You Know: The Importance of Accurate Measurements in Surveying

Posted by on Mar 1, 2016
Did You Know: The Importance of Accurate Measurements in Surveying

Roger Joiner, Survey Team Leader When designing a construction site, surveying is an extremely important part of the process. It’s the first step that must be done in order for the engineer to know the existing topography, or geographical features of the land, which they’ll utilize when planning the design of a building or roadway.

Did You Know: Precise Measuring Devices and Accurate Boundary Surveys

Posted by on Aug 18, 2015
Did You Know: Precise Measuring Devices and Accurate Boundary Surveys

As civil engineers and surveyors, there are many aspects of our daily jobs that are second nature to us. But we hear common questions about our field often from the public. In this “Did You Know” blog series, we’ll answer some of these questions.

Did You Know: Surveying Basics

Posted by on Feb 17, 2015
Did You Know: Surveying Basics

One of the best ways weve heard to describe surveyors is to say that surveyors are the eyes and ears for the property owners. Many property owners, public or private, aren’t always familiar with the land they are trying to develop or improve. By doing a survey, we are able to show and note on a survey any easement, zoning restrictions or improvements that affect the property either in a negative or positive manner. Our ultimate goal is to provide a true depiction of existing improvements and restrictions, situated on and adjacent to the property, aiding in the engineering and design of future improvements.