A Feasibility Study is able to determine whether a project will be viable depending on the proposed environment and route. Ensuring that a feasibility study is used will assist in increasing design and construct-ability confidence. Risks can be assessed and more complex issues such as planning permissions and land use regulations can also be addressed during the feasibility study stage.
We aim to collate all necessary information to provide a safe and economical solution for our clients when it comes to Underground Utility Detection and Geotechnical surveys at the drill location. We then enhance the package with our wide knowledge of best practices and our bespoke 3D modelling software allowing us to calculate ground movements in the proximity of the drill, both vertically and horizontally.
Once the model is built, we fine-tune the launch and reception positions and the drill alignment with the project specific requirements based on the information gathered from the relevant authorities and asset owners, project budget and practicality.
We provide as-built surveys at varying points during the construction process to monitor the construction as it is occurring. We can provide valuable information including the level of completion that the project has reached and if the construction is following the original design.
Our clients can use this invaluable information to extend deadlines if needed, and when violations are found it can be used in remediation procedures. As-builts can be carried our using topographic survey methods, laser scanning, Ultra-Wide Band GPR, Underground Utility Detection and Gyroscopic Mapping.
Underground Utility Detection surveys are recommended before breaking ground to assist in complete worker safety. All of our Underground Utility Detection (UUD) surveys meet industry standards and we are able to provide all levels of PAS128 quality levels for our in-house services. Our UUD surveys are internationally awarded and recognised for their quality and innovative approach.
Both electromagnetic location and ground penetrating radar are used to detect each utility within the survey boundary. Each detection method is recorded geospatially, and data compared against each other and existing utility records. By evaluating this data, a clearer understanding and parameters of confidence can be established.
Our Topographic survey service includes land surveys, utility survey recording, high detail substation surveys, rail and highway layouts. These surveys are used for design, cost management and asset management. All data is processed and delivered in our award winning ‘intelligent’ document format to provide a topographic overview.
Network Distributors must help customers connect to their network in a timely and efficient manner. Sometimes a new connection can require an upgrade of the existing network, this is so that the connection can be made without affecting other customers quality of service.
We at Catsurveys liaise with all statuary undertakers and local authorities to plan and carry out a feasibility for a new connection that are:
Our mission is to design accurate utility installation routes which do not deviate throughout the project life cycle, from concept design through to construction. We will achieve this through a combination of experience, knowledge, innovation and our unique approach to design challenges. This will enable our clients to construct their works safely, sustainably, within budget and to programme.
To ensure networks reflect changing demand, reinforcement to overhead and underground networks is required. This involves replacing existing assets with lines which have increased capacity and which transport energy at a higher voltage.
This again, can often be achieved by the installation of new conductors which operate at a higher voltage, however depending on requirements, in certain circumstances the construction of larger towers may also be necessary.
As renewable energy sources continue to develop, our network is key to meeting GB renewable targets. Connecting these clean energy sources into the network is a complex task and at times results in new overhead lines being built or underground cables being installed.
Our specially trained laser scanning team uses the latest laser scanning technology in order to produce the correct level of detail required.
We work closely with our Clients, Highways Authority and Planning Authority to carry out link box location surveys. When we survey a location, we take into consideration sight lines, private residencies, any traffic management concerns and any land registry issues.
Our team use the latest technology to find and locate buried link boxes and associated infrastructure.
By using the latest technologies available including hand auguring, conventional and cut-down cable percussive rigs, light and dual mast dynamic samplers, heavy duty rotary and sonic drilling rigs, we aim to offer you a tailor made, versatile approach to delivering the best outcomes for your specific site requirements.
We also offer rotary diamond coring to investigate structural makeup and integrity of all hard surface materials and for examination of brick, concrete or composite structures, with both vertical and horizontal drilling available. Diameters range from 50mm to 250mm, with larger sizes being available on specific request.
This is suitable for all hard surface materials and for examination of brick, concrete or composite structures, with both vertical and horizontal drilling available.
May it be hand dug, machine or vacuum excavation on fields, verge, footway or carriageway we plan to deliver the safest and most economical solution to discover the underground services or structures you are looking for. Using the latest in photogrammetry techniques we are able to produce 3D as-built, measurable models of the excavation.
Using the latest in photogrammetry techniques we are able to produce 3D as-built, measurable models of the excavation.
Utilising our specialist equipment, we can record and plot anomalies caused by any significant metallic objects underground. Depending on the risk and site conditions we will choose the optimal type of survey to provide you with the data you need for your scope of works.
Catsurveys can offer a very fast and cost-effective preliminary report that establishes whether further research is required. We are also able to discover whether the risk can be negated at that stage without the need for a further UXO report.
Alternatively, we offer a comprehensive and in-depth UXO survey report which full examines the history of the site. This data gives our clients the confidence that they can put plans and support in place to ensure works proceed safely and on schedule.
Working alone or in partnership we carry out the following in-situ Geotechnical testing:
Mark is our Utilities specialist who can answer any queries regarding our work in the Electrical sector.
Email: Mark Burden
Tel: 01277 226600
Adrienn handles our Design Department, and can answer any questions relating to our Design Services.
Email: Adrienn Szabo
Tel: 01277 226600