On the morning of August 1st, concerns were raised about the Toddbrook reservoir dam wall as the reservoir reached capacity and water began to spill down the concrete spillway.
Dam wall collapse
By 1pm part of the concrete spillway had collapsed due to the overtopping water, raising immidiate...Read More
David Parr House, Cambridge
David Parr worked with William Morris and other influential textile designers in the arts and crafts movement. His view on life was that 'you better yourself through the arts'.
David Parr classed himself as an artistic decorator, hand painting walls for a living. In his spare time he...Read More
Leica RTC360 Laser Scanner
Survey Operations have just taken delivery of the new Leica RTC360 Laser Scanner which makes 3D reality capture faster then ever before.
The addition of this advanced scanning technology is a major bonus to our capabilities within our Laser Scanning department.
With a measuring rate...Read More
IDS Stream C Geo Radar
Survey Operations have invested in the latest ground radar technology. 'Stream C' is a compact array solution for real time 3D mapping of underground utility services and features.
Thanks to the increased level of accuracy provided by the massive 34 antenna array, stream C is able to...Read More
Tintagel Bridge Surveying
Precise Surveying Services
Survey Operations have been commissioned by American Bridge Co. to provide precise surveying services for the new footbridge at Tintagel Castle in Cornwall.
The 12th century castle, Tintagel gained literary fame when Geoffrey of Monmouth named it as the place where King...Read More
Liverpool Arena Car Park Fire
On new years eve 2017, the Liverpool arena car park caught fire after a parked vehicle ignited. The inferno recorded temperatures of over 1000 degrees centigrade and over 1000 vehicles were damaged. The estimated insurance claims will be over 20 million pounds.
Liverpool city...Read More
Using UAV/Drone technology has now become a day-to-day surveying method for Survey Operations.
From providing video presentation, in particular, for our Estate Agent clients to help sales of larger properties, to surveying inaccessible buildings, to large landfill sites for volume...Read More
Beeny's Restoration Nightmare
As has often been the case over the last 30 years, much of our best work has been completed behind the scenes or hidden beneath a particular clients banner. However, in the second series of Sarah Beeny's "Beeny's Restoration Nightmare", Survey Operations personnel may actually be seen working...Read More
Surveying a Reservoir
When the amendments to the Reservoirs Act 1975 came into play many owners and operators of past exempt reservoirs awaited the outcome. Previously, dammed or bunded reservoirs of less than 25,000 cubic metres capacity are exempt from the expensive provisions of this Act but...Read More
Coastal Cliff & Dune Monitoring
Being one of UKs leading coastal surveying companies and a major user of both 3D laser scanning and high precision GPS, it seemed a logical development to combine the methodologies and instrumentation of all three into a single unified approach.
Primarily developed to accurately monitor and...Read More
Highway surveying issues
Based on our experiences of combining survey methods to suit a particular client need, we have most recently turned our attentions to the problem of remotely surveying sections of highway to the highest possible accuracy.
Whilst a number of high speed, dynamically...Read More
Listed building surveys
There are approximately 28,000 churches in England alone, of which 14,000 are listed buildings.
In fact, 45% of all Grade 1 listed buildings are churches so it is not surprising that a large proportion of our building survey workload relates to either current or former,...Read More
Slipforming Engineering Surveyors
Slipforming poses a number of problems for engineering surveyors and despite close tolerance control systems, vertical displacements and axis rotations will always occur.
In recent years, Survey Operations have been developing systems to both minimise construction errors and to quantify...Read More
Coastal monitoring via Hovercraft!
Survey Operations are probably the only survey company in the UK to own commercial hovercraft, and they are certainly the only one to operate this unique design specially built by the company who make hovercraft for the movie industry.
Surveying in...Read More
Ground Penetrating Radar
GPR utility surveys
Ground Penetrating Radar, or GPR, has been in use by utilities tracing surveyors for some years now but is still relatively misunderstood by many potential clients.
Ground Penetrating Radar uses
Primarily, GPR is used to locate non-metallic or non-conductive services such as...Read More
Culverts & Deep Tunnels
Sewers and Culverts
Surveying within culverts and deep tunnels is becoming something of a lost art and accordingly, our specialist confined spaces teams have never been busier. Our contracts within the water industry predominantly involve the precise traversing, detailing and alignment of...Read More