Surveying services

With a focus on safety, reliability and quality we have delivered Topographical, Measured Building, Hydrographic and Underground Utility Surveys across a wide range of private and public sector commissions.

Deploying the latest measurement technology in an exciting and rapidly evolving industry, we offer cutting edge solutions designed to meet the challenges of complex survey requirements.

Our dynamic approach enables us to share efficiency savings with the client whilst demonstrating industry leading health and safety performance and innovative continual improvement.

Working throughout the UK and Europe our depth of experience in data collection, workflow processes and formation of a reliable end product enables clients to make informed design and risk mitigation decisions at key stages of a project.

Read more about the our range of expertise in surveying services below.

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Topographical Surveys

Topographical surveys (land surveys) accurately capture the site-specific coordinates and height data for manmade or natural features and the surrounding terrain. The data is used to generate spot height maps, contour maps, or more complex terrain models of the surveyed area.

Working with the latest equipment to ensure the most accurate data is captured, our skilled staff conduct topographical surveys to meet the most rigorous and exacting specifications for your project.

The surveys we offer include:

  • 2D & 3D digital terrain modelling
  • GNSS surveys and control
  • Small and large scale mapping
  • Boundary surveys
Site Engineering

Our team provide specialist survey support using the latest technology, across every stage of a project. This ensures seamless delivery of project programmes from initial concept to completion.

The surveys we offer include:

  • Volumetric and stockpile survey
  • Dimensional Control Survey
  • Setting out
  • As built surveys
  • Precision levelling
  • Crack monitoring
  • 24/7 Realtime Monitoring
Laser scanning & 3D Revit Models

Capturing vast amounts of spatial information quickly and with a high level of accuracy, our 3D laser scanning service supports our clients to make decisions about design, confirm as-built compliance, monitor built and natural assets with ease.

With high level accuracy and invaluable efficiencies, our team uses laser scanning to deliver detailed 3D renders and Revit models, photographic comparison and overlay for ‘real life’ colouring elevation, floor and ceiling plans and virtual walk and fly-throughs.

The surveys we offer include:

  • High definition scanning
  • Point cloud imagery and 3D point clouds
  • 3D rendered surveys
  • Photogrammetry
  • Scan to BIM
  • Clash detection


Hydrometric Surveys

Understanding capacities, volume and the flow of a watercourse or water body has become even more prevalent over the last decade with increased incidents of both flood and shortages.

Working with our in-house Hydrologists and Flood Risk Assessment consultants, our surveyors capture the specific measurements needed in and around water – safely, using both manned and unmanned solutions that have been designed for the task.

The output from our surveys can range from 1D data accepted by the most popular Hydrology modelling software, through to 2D cross-sectional drawings and 3D fly-through models showing levels of the surrounding land and beds.

The surveys we offer include:

  • Inland waterways surveys
  • Inshore and coastal surveys
  • Port and harbour surveys
  • Reservoir surveys
  • River cross section surveys
Mobile Surveys

Mobile surveys bring together scanned data and software in a mobile platform to facilitate fast, accurate, detailed points and imagery to deliver outputs to systems including GIS, data, digital topographical maps and georeferenced images & videos.

The surveys we offer include:

  • Mobile mapping
  • Mobile Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR)
Measured Building Surveys

Building modification, refurbishment and property management projects all require accurate CAD representations of existing structures, internally and externally.

In addition to using traditional methods of recording, the advancement of laser scanning techniques and further developments in digital photogrammetry enables us to offer a service level to suit all needs and budgets ensuring the correct detail is achieved to provide your project with best start possible.

The surveys we offer include:

  • 2D plans and 3D models
  • Floor plans
  • Elevations
  • Cross sections
  • Gross Internal Area (GIA) and Nett Internal Area (NIA)
Utility Surveys

Understanding what utilities are present is vital when planning and undertaking both design and construction work.

Accurate and reliable plans of existing site services is an issue for all projects that involve excavation of the ground due to the inaccuracies of historic data and utility company records.

RPS provides utility surveys to help locate, identify and map the services using the latest innovative technologies.

The surveys we offer include:

  • Underground services mapping
  • Site clearances for ground investigations
  • PAS128 Surveys
  • Statutory Undertakers Records Search
  • Electromagnetic locators
  • Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR)
UAV Surveys

Using state-of-the-art LiDAR technology, our expert mapping team accurately captures, interprets and presents detailed spatial data about terrain and other environmental features such as vegetation, buildings and infrastructure suitable for mapping small urban development lots, all the way through to broadacre land and densely forested areas.

We deploy our survey aircraft and crew to capture LiDAR data from above to produce invaluable data and insights for client projects.

The surveys we offer include:

  • 3D LiDAR survey
  • Roof Inspection Imagery
  • Bridge & large building inspection imagery
  • Thermal imaging
  • Multispectral and gas emission data
  • Quarries and landfill volume surveys
  • Orthomosaic Generation
  • Mapping by Stereo-photogrammetry
  • Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) Under water inspections
  • Road Markings (Robotic)
GIS (Geographic Information Systems)

Geographical Information Systems (GIS) are used for mapping and analysing rich data related to locations on the earth’s surface. We use GIS and analysis tools to visualise, analyse and understand the vast quantities of data that are collected to support informed decision making at every step of a project.

The surveys we offer include:

  • Manhole Surveys
  • Data Duct Mapping
  • External lighting Mapping
  • Inspection
  • Profiles & Structures
  • DTB | KernGIS
  • (Digital Terrain Map - RWS)
  • BGT | BAG (terrain & building)


Get in touch

If you want to get in touch with our Geomatics team at RPS, do complete the form below. 



Stephen Postians

Operations Manager T: +44 (0) 1785 719719 Email
Stafford | UK
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Chris Alcock

Survey Manager (England & Wales) T: +44 1785 719 719 Email
Stafford | UK
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Richard Jenkinson

Survey Manager (Milton Keynes) T: +44 1785 719719 Email
Stafford | UK
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John Selfridge

Survey Manager (Scotland) T: +44 7484094499 Email
Grangemouth | UK

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