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Site Surveys in Brisbane

Our site detail and level survey, also known as topographical survey or land survey, provides comprehensive and precise information about the natural features, and structures of your land.

A site detail survey is essential when planning or designing renovation, construction or land development projects, as it provides a detailed representation of the site's features and contours.

What's included in our standard 3D site survey?

The survey plan shows the location and size of man-made and natural site features, topography and vegetation, size and location of buildings, infrastructure and utility services, and any other significant features found on site by our experienced surveyors.
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Site topography

Site levels, contours, slopes, changes of grade, retaining walls and similar

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Roads, footpaths, pavements, driveways, ramps, bridges and similar

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Street furniture

Street signs, benches, bus stops, bollards and similar

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Site features

Fences, gates, road barriers, railings and similar

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Utilitiy services

Visible utility service pits, manholes, poles, markers and meters. General underground utility layout from databases (Q-LD)

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Trees, shrubs, hedges, garden beds, rocks, outcrops and other significant landscaping

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Buildings and structures

Building footprints, awnings, eaves, stairs, and other significant structures

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Property boundaries

Property boundary from digital cadastral database

Complimentary 3D scan of your site with every survey

At ProSurvey, we believe in not just delivering accurate survey data but also in providing our clients with tools that enhance their understanding and utilization of this data. That's why, with every survey we conduct, we include free access to a 3D scan of your site.

Faro WebShare is a user-friendly, cloud-based platform that enables you to access, view, and analyze your 3D scan data from any location. Using just a web browser, you can interact with your site's data, take measurements, make annotations, and generate reports, simplifying the process of extracting valuable insights from your survey data.

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Our process

Our experienced surveyors use 3D scanners to capture high-resolution data quickly and efficiently. This data is processed using efficient workflows by experienced CAD/BIM operators ensuring consistent and reliable results.


Before the actual survey, our team conducts preliminary research. We search various databases to find any existing records related to the property, such as boundaries, underground utilities, and nearby permanent survey marks.


Our surveyors visit the site equipped with high tech surveying equipment, such as 3D scanners, drones, GPS and total stations.

They meticulously measure and record the site's features, including natural and man-made structures.

Data Processing

The raw data collected from the site is then processed by a skilled CAD operator. We use automations and AI assistance to aid in feature extraction. This step transforms the field data into a detailed and accurate representation of the site.

Drafting and Modeling
Our CAD team converts the processed data into detailed site plan drawing or 3D model. It's essential information for architects, engineers, and project managers, aiding in design development, site utilization, and project planning.
Review and Delivery

The final plans or models are reviewed for accuracy and then delivered to the client. They can be used for a wide range of applications, including project planning, cost estimating detailed design, visualisation, or information.

Support & follow up

Post-delivery, our team remains committed to your project's success. We are readily available to answer any questions, provide clarification on the survey data, and offer guidance to your project team. At ProSurvey, we believe in forging lasting relationships with our clients, and your satisfaction is our ultimate goal.

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Frequently asked questions about site detail surveys

When and why do I need a site detail survey?

A site detail survey is particularly necessary under the following circumstances:

  1. Before Construction or Renovation Projects: If you're planning to build a new structure or renovate an existing one, a site detail survey provides the crucial 3D representation of the site's existing conditions. Architects, engineers, and planners use this information to design structures that are suitable for the land's characteristics and in compliance with local regulations.

  2. During Land Development: When you're developing a piece of land, a site detail survey helps you understand the site's topography, including its natural and man-made features, which is vital for planning infrastructure such as roads, utilities, and drainage systems.

  3. For Environmental Assessments: A site detail survey can provide valuable data for environmental assessments and conservation efforts, identifying natural features that need protection like water bodies, vegetation, and wildlife habitats.

  4. In Real Estate Transactions: When buying or selling property, a site detail survey gives a detailed record of the property's features, useful for price negotiations, dispute resolutions, or permit acquisitions.

  5. For Risk Management: A detailed understanding of a site's topography can help assess potential risks related to flooding, landslides, or other natural hazards, which is essential for insurance purposes and designing mitigation measures.

In all these scenarios, the comprehensive and accurate data provided by a site detail survey from ProSurvey offers a more informed understanding of the site, providing a solid foundation for decision-making.

What are the advantages of having a site 3D scanned?

Having your site 3D scanned comes with a wealth of benefits:

  1. Precision and Accuracy: 3D scanning uses cutting-edge technology to capture highly accurate data about the site's topography and structures, reducing the risk of human error.

  2. Comprehensive Data: Unlike traditional surveys, 3D scanning can capture a complete and detailed representation of the site, including hard-to-reach or complex areas.

  3. Efficiency: 3D scanning is typically faster than traditional survey methods, allowing for quicker data collection and processing. This can help to accelerate your project timeline.

  4. Visualisation: The data from 3D scanning can be used to create detailed 3D models, which can help you and your team better understand the site's features and plan more effectively.

  5. Cost Savings: Although the upfront cost of 3D scanning may be higher than traditional survey methods, the increased accuracy and efficiency can lead to cost savings in the long term by reducing the need for rework and helping to prevent costly mistakes.

  6. Flexibility: The digital data captured by a 3D scan can be easily shared and manipulated, providing flexibility for different uses and applications.

By choosing to have your site 3D scanned, you're investing in a tool that can provide a deeper understanding of your site, support informed decision-making, and contribute to the overall success of your project.

What is the accuracy of the site detail survey?

When we conduct a site detail survey using our high-end Faro Focus Premium 3D scanner, we measure million achieve distance measurement accuracy level within a few millimeters.

The precision of our 3D scanning technology, combined with our expert data processing techniques, allows us to prepare survey plans accurate to +/-10mm on hard surfaces and +/-25mm or natural ground surfaces.

What type of equipment and technology do you use for the survey?

At ProSurvey, we blend technology with expertise to ensure the highest accuracy and efficiency in our surveys.

Our equipment includes:

- High accuracy Faro 3D scanners and DJI drones, which enable us to capture high-resolution data quickly and effectively.

- High precision Emlid GPS systems and Leica total stations, which are instrumental in obtaining accurate location data and measurements.

For data processing and visualization, we utilize a combination of Autodesk products, commercial automation tools, and in-house developed scripts.


What kind of support can I expect during and after the survey process?

During the survey, our team will maintain regular communication, keeping you informed of the progress. 

After the survey data is delivered, our support continues. We're readily available to answer any questions, explain the survey data, and provide guidance on how to effectively utilize the data for your project.

Our goal is to ensure that you not only receive accurate and comprehensive survey data, but also understand and can fully leverage this information for the success of your project. We believe in forging lasting relationships with our clients, and your satisfaction is our ultimate goal.

What file format will the survey be in?

We use Autodesk products for drawing production and can deliver the following:

- 2D PDFs/DXFs
- 3D DWG files 
- 3D Revit model
- 3D scan raw data in RCP format
- Additional file formats available on request

How long does it typically take to complete a site detail survey?

The duration to complete a site detail survey can vary significantly based on several factors, including:

  1. Size of the Site: Larger sites naturally take more time to survey than smaller ones.

  2. Complexity of the Site: Sites with varied topography or a large number of structures and features can require more time to survey accurately.

  3. Level of Detail Required: Surveys for more complex projects may require more detailed data collection, increasing the time needed.

  4. Weather and Site Conditions: Adverse weather or difficult site conditions can slow down the surveying process.

On average, a site detail survey can take anywhere from a few days to a few weeks.

How much does a site detail survey cost?

The cost of a site detail survey can vary significantly based on several factors, including:

  1. Size of the Site: Larger sites naturally require more time and resources to survey than smaller ones, which can increase the cost.

  2. Complexity of the Site: Sites with varied topography or a large number of structures and features can require more work to survey accurately, which can also increase the cost.

  3. Level of Detail Required: Surveys for more complex projects may require more detailed data collection, which can increase the time needed and thus the cost.

  4. Location of the Site: Sites that are remote or difficult to access may require additional resources, which can increase the cost.

Because of these variables, it's difficult to provide a one-size-fits-all estimate for the cost of a site detail survey.

For a typical residential property, you can expect to pay $2000-$5000, larger commercial properties can cost more

How will the survey data be delivered to me?

We will send you an email containing a link to an online folder where you can download all relevant files. These will include both the PDF and CAD versions of the survey, allowing you to view the data in the format that best suits your needs. In addition, we provide site images to give you a comprehensive understanding of the surveyed area. Our aim is to make the data as easy to use and as informative as possible for your project.

How do you ensure the accuracy of the survey data?

At ProSurvey, ensuring the accuracy of our survey data is of paramount importance. We adhere to strict standard operating procedures and utilize comprehensive checklists during all phases of the surveying process.

These proven methodologies guide our data collection, processing, and review stages, minimizing the possibility of human error and ensuring consistent quality of results. We also conduct multiple checks and validations during the data processing stage to ensure accuracy.

Additionally, we leverage technology like high-precision GPS systems, total stations, and 3D scanners, which have in-built mechanisms to maintain high levels of accuracy.

Our commitment to these rigorous standards ensures that you receive reliable and precise data for your project.

What does the fieldwork process look like?