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Hello! Welcome to my blog. My name is Col. I live in Perth and I have a passion for construction. I am pretty useless when it comes to construction work so I tend to leave it to the experts. However, I find that there is nothing more pleasing than seeing a team of construction workers complete a job. Over the years, I have hired many different types of construction worker and they have all taken the time to chat with me. During these conversations, I have learnt so pretty interesting things which I will be exploring on this blog. Enjoy!

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Understanding Engineering Surveying and Why It Is Important for Your Subdivision Development

Ethan Burton

Planning to commence construction on a subdivided lot? You need to know about engineering surveying before embarking on the project. 

So, what is an engineering survey and how can it benefit your project? Stick around to find out. 

Engineering Survey – What Is It?

A land survey is an integral part of any new or continuing land development. It is commonly performed to define the boundaries of a property, to identify the features of a property, to fulfill local building codes and regulations, and to determine existing easements, utilities, and covenants. But not all land surveys are created the same. One of the land surveys that is typically performed before developing land is an engineering survey.

This type of land survey helps to identify conditions and geographic features that may impact construction on the property. The geospatial information gathered from conducting an engineering survey is essential for construction projects in a number of different ways. 

What Are the Benefits of an Engineering Survey?

Here are three important reasons to perform an engineering survey before building on your subdivided property:

Project planning and design

Before any work can begin at your construction site, it is important to ensure that layout of the lot is well-thought-out and the design of the structure to be built meets local building codes and regulations. 

Engineering surveyors can investigate the features of your property and help you come up with a practical building design that conforms to legal requirements.  An engineering surveyor will look into all the civil works needed to build on your land and set everything out for you. This will allow you to go about your project in an organised, well-coordinated manner. 

Quality Control

Beyond project planning and design, it is important to follow quality standards throughout the construction process. An engineering surveyor can provide the expert insight needed to know if your construction project is on track to meet expectations. They'll crunch the numbers to ensure you structure is built according to the given tolerances.


An engineering survey can also be performed post-construction to ensure the structure is strong and safe for human occupation. Any existing flaws are noted down, and corrective action recommended. 

When it comes to building on subdivided property, every project is different. If you're ready to request for an engineering survey, contact an experienced land surveyor in your local area to discuss about your project needs and requirements.