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As new technologies are developed, they come along with their own set of buzzwords that lose their meaning from overuse. One of those is big data. We hear about it in the news and in articles, all the time. But what does it really mean? And what does it mean...

When you hear the term “virtual reality” or VR, it tends to conjure up images of people wearing headsets and playing video games or experiencing things like riding a rollercoaster without ever leaving their living room. It can be difficult to image how this technology could possibly be used in...

As the government continues with its ambitious targets for new build estates to accommodate the growing need for housing, surveying becomes an important part of ensuring that land is suitably assessed and set out. The success of these build projects depends on making sure that they meet customer...

As technology continues to change the way we live and work, there will come a day when

automation plays an even larger part of how data is gathered and processed. This includes how surveying might be conducted in the future. Automated surveying would allow for even further...

One of the most difficult parts of building management is planning for maintenance. It is difficult because it is not always obvious what needs to be planned for until something happens. Maintenance can be reactive or planned. It is more difficult to plan than to react, but the cost savings...

As the UK continues to move towards a greater percentage of renewable energy, we can expect to see more energy structures become more widely used, which means surveying for their implementation as well as their maintenance will become more important to surveyors across the UK. This includes small and large...

Throughout our time as surveyors, Landform Surveys have surveyed several bridges throughout the UK. Surveying bridges provide a unique challenge with part of the structure being above water and part of it being below. That being said, they are also one of the more exciting structures to survey, as they...

In the world of construction and surveying, there are a lot of acronyms thrown around. Two of the most familiar are BIM and GIS. But what are they and how to they work together? We take a look at the differences between them and how they can work together.

While it can seem like surveyors work in isolation as they are out in the field a lot, there is a large number of people who depend on their professional expertise in order to continue on with their own projects. Today we look at who a surveyor might work with...

A natural disaster is one of the most devastating events a community or business has to come back from. And when they do happen it is difficult to tell how much damage has been done so that people can start to rebuild. Surveying often has a role to play after...