What is a Set-Out Survey?

From the picture above, you might think our surveyors are spearfishing, but actually, they performing a setout survey at Austinmer Pool, NSW.

What is a set-out survey?

A set-out survey is a critical procedure used to transfer a building or architectural design onto the land or existing structures by setting out its exact position in the ‘real world’. It enables engineers and builders to construct precisely to what has been designed. Surveyors place accurate markers which facilitate the process for construction workers.

Where are set-out survey needed?

  • New Buildings (homes, warehouses, commercial buildings, apartments, etc)
  • Land development projects
  • Infrastructure (roads, tunnels, bridges)
  • Swimming pools
  • Building Extensions (residential, or commercial)
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24 February 2019