Construction Site Engineering

Aerial Photograph of groundworks site setting out plan

Site engineering work is undertaken from the simple setting out of a house to major civil engineering projects.


By using a combination of the latest robotic surveying equipment, backed up by full PC interconnectivity, it is possible to make a seamless transition from an Architects or Engineers drawing to the reality on site.


Experience extends to most areas of Civil Engineering and Building Construction as follows:

  • Steel Frame Buildings
  • Concrete Frame Buildings
  • Bulk Earthworks
  • Drainage / Groundworks
  • Piling
  • Estate roads and public highways
  • Private houses
  • Water / Sewage Treatment
  • Marine Piling and Dredging

Surveying post tensioned tendons in a concrete floor slab using a robotic total station

Site Setting Out Plan


Setting out batter rails for bulk earthworks

Robotic Total Station

Construction of a road and car-parks at Peninsula Medical School

Steel piling for a wharf refurbishment, North Devon


The use of modern total station theodolites and computer CAD drafting systems has enabled the development of a setting out system that reduces man-hours and the risk of errors. Working directly from electronic copies of the Architect or Engineers drawings, the building / structure / road can be reduced to a list of coordinated points that are then up-loaded into the total station theodolite. Quite literally "the whole job is on the machine", allowing the site engineer to concentrate on setting out and supervising the works rather than spending hours manually calculating information from paper drawings.


Setting out using a total station theodolite

Stabit Sea Defence

Concreting a basement floor slab

Steel frame building with precast concrete floor panels

 More examples can be found on the recent work page.