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 video series starts here! In episode one, 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.
Study Surveying While Learning on the Job
For episode three, the focus shifts off Evan and onto his survey assistant Tom. Tom talks about why he was attracted to surveying in the first place, what level of maths you need for the job, and the benefits of working in the field while studying at university.
A Little Bit of Surveying History
Did you know that a surveyor’s work will often live on long after the surveyor has retired? In the final instalment of our video series, Evan highlights one of the historical aspects of surveying that you might not have considered. If you enjoy this video series, don’t forget to share it with anyone else you think might be interested in surveying!