As-Built Surveys: The Importance of Verification and Record-Keeping

As-built Surveys are an essential part of the construction process. They provide detailed and accurate information about the final dimensions, materials, and locations of structures and roadways. This information is vital for the operation and maintenance of public infrastructure, specifically for legal and safety purposes. Conducted after the completion of a construction project, as-built surveys provide a record of the actual state of the project, allowing for the identification of deviations from original design plans.

As-built surveys play a critical role in ensuring the success of any construction project by providing a detailed record of the finished structures and helping architects, engineers, and other stakeholders accurately operate, and maintain infrastructure as well as in the design of future maintenance and upgrading projects. Increasingly As-Built surveys are a required by municipalities as part of public-works projects and private enterprise has followed suit.

At its simplest, an as-built survey is a detailed map or drawing of a building, property, roadway or utility network showing its exact locations, elevations, and surface features. This can include things like the location of catch basins, manholes, water and gas valves and other elements, as well as the location and size of utilities like plumbing and electrical systems. As-built surveys are typically created by a team of surveyors who use specialized equipment like total stations and 3D laser scanners to measure and document the area being surveyed.

So why are As-Built Surveys important? 

For one thing, they provide a valuable reference record of an area, in both micro and macro levels. All the way from a localized single structure up to an entire roadway and corresponding utility network. This can be useful for things like maintenance and repairs, as it allows the owner or operator to know exactly where everything is located and how it is connected. As-built surveys can also be referenced for future renovations or expansions, allowing contractors and architects to see how the existing structures are built.

Another benefit of as-built surveys is that they can help to reduce costly and time-consuming errors and disputes during the construction process. By providing a detailed and accurate record of the finished structure, as-built surveys ensure that everyone involved in the project is on the same page.

In addition to these practical benefits, as-built surveys can also help to improve the overall quality of a structure. A detailed record of finished structures provided by as-built surveys help to identify any errors or deficiencies that may have gone unnoticed during the construction process; allowing the owner or operator to address these issues before they become major problems.

Utilizing as-built surveying will lead to higher-quality and more reliable structures by providing a detailed and accurate record of the finished structure. As-built surveys help to ensure the success of your project and the longevity of the structure.

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As-built surveying is a critical service that we offer at Site Wiz Technical Services to support the success of our clients. By performing an as-built survey, we help construction companies maintain high standards of quality and provide them with a detailed and accurate record of completed structures. This information is essential for ensuring the longevity of the structure and can help our clients avoid costly rework or repairs in the future.