Q: What is land surveying?
A: Surveying or land surveying is the technique, profession, and science of accurately determining the terrestrial or three-dimensional position of points and the distances and angles between them.
One of the primary roles of the land surveyor is to determine the boundary of real property on the ground.
Below is a video from the Association of British Columbia Land Surveyors that gives a brief glimpse into what land surveying is.
Q: Why do I need a survey done?
A: Government regulations require certain land survey work be done in some cases. This all depends on the project and/or property in question. We would be happy to explain the specific needs of your project if you have any questions.
In the beginning stages of your projects, most consultants will require a topographical survey be done before any design work begins.
Q: How long will my survey take?
A: We always try to complete projects as soon as possible as we realize our customers are just as busy and time constrained as we are. The timeframe will depend on the size of the project, what surveys we need to do, and how full our schedule is.
Q: How is payment for my project handled?
A: We require a retainer when you sign on with us to work on your project. The remainder of the payment is due when we have completed each segment of your project and are ready to release the plans to you.
Q: Do you provide services outside of the Lower Mainland?
A: We do! We have done various projects outside of the lower mainland.
Q: Are you currently hiring?
A: We are always looking for qualified individuals that will help us grow. Feel free to visit the 'Careers' page and send us your resume. If you are a good fit for our company we will be in contact with you.
Need more information?
The Association of British Columbia Land Surveyors' website has some very good resources that might answer your questions:
If you still have unanswered questions, feel free to contact us!