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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...

Watching a river flow by is often a peaceful experience, as it goes by of its own accord. But there is actually a lot of science behind why a river flows how it does and what will change a river’s flow over time. Before any type of bridge can be...

With so many types of surveys and techniques available, it is difficult to know when certain surveys are necessary. Monitoring surveys are necessary for any situation when potential movement over time needs to be measured. They are effective for all built structures and some natural that may experience shifting.

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Some built structures become dilapidated structures due to environmental conditions or lack of maintenance, whereas others are the victims of arson or vandalism. Regardless of the reason that a building has become a dilapidated structure, it is important that a survey give a complete picture about the current state of...