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Desktop Surveys

Desktop surveys are vital wherever excavation or construction work is planned. A desktop survey shows where subsurface utilities are located so that your company and its contractors can avoid utility strikes, accidents, injury, and potentially fatalities and lawsuits.

A technical desktop utility report and utility mapping survey will help you at the planning stage of any construction project, preventing time delays and costly rescheduling and redesigns. We collect, collate, and analyse existing utility records, service plans, and statutory plans (STATS), to ensure you receive the complete picture of unseen hazards.

Utility surveys and mapping are commissioned at various stages of construction projects. A desktop survey is typically the starting point in precisely locating utilities. The survey begins by visually inspecting the records, followed by precise location verification and ground marking, using non-intrusive/non-dig technologies such as ground-penetrating radar (GPR) and electromagnetic locators (EML). The final stage can include an intrusive inspection, which usually involves digging trial boreholes or by using vacuum excavation techniques.

What Information Is Included In A Desktop Survey

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We will create a clear site plan that details all of the utility types and includes utility provider plans. Our desktop surveys identify the location and path of:

  • Water pipes
  • Electricity cables
  • High-pressure gas lines
  • Sewerage
  • Oil and fuel supply lines
  • Telecoms cables
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Benefits of our Desktop Surveys

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Our solution identifies the material and size of all water and gas pipes, including abandoned underground utilities and electrical cable voltages.

All of this information and data will help you make informed decisions. To further assist your project, we can also incorporate the data in an entire site topographical survey.

We compile all of the information, data, documentation, and drawings you need to give you the insight that will help you minimise preparation and planning time, avoid rescheduling costs, and negate the need for your company to apply for utility company data services.

We ensure you have utility company data in a timely fashion and provide detailed plans for your on-site contractors.

Our desktop surveys are conducted in full compliance with HSE, NRSWA 91, HSG47, and CDB regulations and the BSI PAS-128 Standard (type D and QL-D).

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Why Choose RWB Group For Your Desktop Surveys

RWB Group UK Limited has more than a decade’s experience creating desktop surveys with utility mapping. We have a team of high-trained professionals that include certified surveyors, CAD technicians, and civil engineers.

Our teams have access to the latest state-of-the-art mapping and investigation technology. With fully equipped vehicles, they have the capability to provide boring and vacuum excavation, permitting the completion of all the services you need, from desktop study to site mapping and visual verification, conveniently handled by one on-site contractor.

To discuss and arrange desktop surveys and utility mapping for your project, please call our national support team on 0800 488 0658.

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