Get ready to step into the shoes of a surveyor and his assistant surveyor.
In this four-part video series, we got the chance to follow Evan Webster and Tom Chan from Webster Survey Group throughout a full day of surveying. What we saw was pretty eye-opening!
Turns out there is a lot of variety that a surveyor can expect on the job. One day you might be out in the sunshine, using a GPS and total station as part of your surveyor’s toolkit. Another day could be spent in the office poring over sub-division plans to ensure your clients are protected from error and liability. The next week, you’re on a worksite conducting a set-out survey, a key procedure that must be completed before a new construction can go ahead.
And sometimes that can all happen in one day!
Start watching to get the chance to see the day-to-day of surveying – video one is up now and the next three will be up over the next month. Across the series, Evan takes time out to explain a little bit about the historical aspect of surveying, and Tom the assistant surveyor describes what it is like getting hands-on experience working on the job while he completes his surveying studies at university.
Surveying An Apartment Block from Bottom to Top
The first video in our series is here! Inside, Evan takes us through the act of surveying a multi-level subdivision for an apartment. Check in with the team as they start outside, move into the apartment’s carpark and head up to the top floors to finish the job.
Measuring Up with a Licensed Surveyor
In the second episode in this web series, Evan explains what horizontal and vertical control means, what a survey mark is, and what sort of job satisfaction he gets from his work. Meanwhile, Tom outlines how GPS receivers can support surveyors on the job. Check back here soon for the next video in the series!