Surveyor News

Leica Viva GS15 GPS System

A GPS system is commonly used for survey and set out covering all aspects of survey requirements thereby making it another critical piece of equipment for surveyors. A typical GPS setup may consist of a Leica Viva GS15 base station and rover system, although various other Leica GPS combinations may be used to deal with connection or range issues.

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What is Engineering Surveying?

Engineering Surveying is the broad term used to describe the work of surveyors on civil engineering jobs. The role of an engineering surveyor is a lot larger than simply set out for construction of a structure and survey pick-ups. Engineering Surveyors will usually be the professionals who first examine a finished design for a project and often will identify any design or practicality issues.

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Types Of Schemes (Strata Titles Act 1985)

This is the original form of "strata scheme", or "strata plan", commonly known as a "building strata". At least one building must be shown on these strata plans and the boundaries of the strata lots, including the height of the lots (stratum) are defined by reference to the building.

Prior to 30 June 1985, lots could only be within a building. After that date, part of the lot could also be the land outside the building and may also include the building structure.

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Surveying Legislation

Surveyors conducting authorised surveys under the regulations should be conversant with the provisions of the Licensed Surveyors Act and all other Acts and Regulations. A knowledge and awareness of this legislation is necessary to enable efficient discharge of the duties of a surveyor.

The following is a list of legislation of the Parliament of Western Australia that has some relevance to the activities of licensed surveyors.

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Surveying Industry Outlook

It is well documented in the Australian media that the mining construction sector has experienced a sharp decline in capital expenditure, which is expected to intensify over the next few years. Major projects in WA’s north including Gorgon, Roy Hill and Cape Lambert are all due to be completed and resource companies are scaling back or cancelling expansionary plans due to weak commodity prices.

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Feature, Contour & Topographic Surveys

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Boundary Surveys

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Land Subdivisions

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Engineering Surveys

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