What is a Contour & Detail Survey?

What is a Contour & Detail Survey?
What is a Contour & Detail Survey

If you’re trying to understand the terms used in the building and construction industry, you may need to know what is a contour & detail survey?

Queensland Surveying Solutions can help orchestrate a contour and detail survey as part of the planning stage of any building work you are involved in.

We are a surveying consultancy with years of experience in the provision of support and surveying services in civil, construction, cadastral, mining and engineering industries.

We complete construction, property and development surveys for projects throughout the South East Queensland region. Please call us on 07 3325 0927 or send us an online message here for further information.

What a Contour and Detail Survey Is

Typically, a contour & detail survey provides the location and levels of existing areas by surveying at ground level, underground and above ground (services).

It takes in features including trees, footpaths and other key surroundings/structures within your land parcel. It also includes some detail on an adjoining property if required.

The amount of detail provided depends on the scope provided by your architect and what your project entails.

What Equipment is Used

The field component is done using modern equipment including Robotic Total Stations, GNSS and electronic levels.

The total stations have a reflector less distance, measuring capabilities that allow measuring to features such as eaves, roof ridges etc. without access. Each feature on the ground is physically located in 3 dimensions very accurately, most surveys contain hundreds of measurements.

These measurements are then downloaded onto a computer and a 3-dimensional model is created. This is then plotted out in PDF format and supplied to the client. A CAD file containing the 3D model is also supplied.

Why You Need It

Contour and detail surveys are essential for planning any development or building work. Completing this process prior to the design phase will assist your architect/design team in designing your new home or extension.

It assists them in generating the best design possible for your site and making it compliant with local councils. It also protects you against future implications in regards to flooding.

Queensland Surveying Solutions are the perfect choice to undertake a contour & detail survey for your next building project. Talk to us about what you need by phoning 07 3325 0927 or send us an online message here.

At Queensland Surveying Solutions we are a surveying consultancy with years of experience providing support and surveying services in civil, construction, cadastral, mining and engineering industries.

We’re committed to delivering accurate and comprehensive construction surveysdevelopment surveys and property surveys at a reasonable cost, with upfront quotes.

They key to our success is an absolute commitment to the success of our staff as individuals and the projects of our clients.

We’ve helped ensure the accuracy for countless building projects across South East Queensland. To get in touch about how we can help with your next surveying project, call us on 07 3325 0927 or enquire online here.

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