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A measured building survey is a report that provides detailed drawings of the structure, internal and external features, and services of buildings. These surveys are essential for architects, builders, developers, and other professionals who need to know how to develop or renovate a property. Measured building surveys can be used in many ways including: determining the suitability of an existing building for conversion; assessing the potential alternative uses; checking the structure of buildings; assessing planning applications.

Measured building surveys can be carried out using a variety of ground survey and aerial survey equipment. These can include Terrestrial Cameras, Theodolites, Laser Scanners and GPS equipment to measure the outside and inside of a building in fine detail. From the air drones with Lidar or Photogrammetry Cameras can survey hidden or inaccessible features and roof details that can’t be seen from the ground. See how our drones services can help with a measured building survey here or see more about how 3d modelling and digital twins can improve your measured building survey deliverables.

Measured building survey of a church showing the orthographic image of an elevation with CAD features superimposed
Measured building survey of a church showing
the orthographic image of an elevation
with CAD features superimposed
Laser scanning can collect a lot of data very quickly in a building survey
This slice of data shows the relationship of objects within and around the church

Laser scanning can collect a lot of data very quickly in a survey of buildings and their surroundings. Often revealing relationships between objects that would otherwise go unnoticed on site or on a simple map.

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