Topographic Surveys Using UAV:

Mott MacDonald Bentley

Topographic surveys are widely used across the civil engineering and construction industries – on sites where it’s important to get a clear understanding of shape and contour. However, the traditional approach – using teams of surveyors to locate hundreds or thousands of points on a chart – presents a number of challenges that modern UAVs can address. Continue reading “Topographic Surveys Using UAV:”

Building Survey: 24 Mount St., Manchester

Kier

City centre building inspections present their own special challenges. Busy roads and pavements, together with the close proximity of other buildings, mean that erecting scaffolding or mast-climbers can be inconvenient and obstructive; sometimes impossible. In such circumstances, the use of UAVs can represent a safe, quick and low cost alternative. Continue reading “Building Survey: 24 Mount St., Manchester”

Construction, Progress Photos: Cumbria

Eric Wright Civil Engineering for Cumbria County Council & Mott MacDonald

In December 2015, large parts of the Lake District were badly damaged by flooding, as Storm Desmond followed a succession of other downpours to dump unprecedented volumes of rain into Cumbria’s becks, streams and rivers. Many towns and villages were inundated as centuries-old watercourses burst their banks – releasing floodwaters that did extensive damage to homes and businesses alike. Continue reading “Construction, Progress Photos: Cumbria”

Construction, Progress Photos: Cheshire

Urban Regen

Winnington is a residential district of Northwich in Cheshire and is perhaps most notable for having been the home of the Brunner Mond chemical works, which was established there in 1874. The facility was set up to produce soda ash (sodium carbonate), which is used in the food industry, as well as in the manufacture of glass, paper and detergents, and in the chemicals industry more generally. Continue reading “Construction, Progress Photos: Cheshire”

Progress Photos: Jackson’s Edge, Cheshire

JN Bentley for United Utilities

Jackson’s Edge Reservoir is a large underground storage tank that supplies water to over 40,000 customers in the Disley area of Cheshire. Originally built more than a century ago, it was recently replaced by United Utilities as part of a £15 million renewal scheme aimed at safeguarding and improving local water supplies. Continue reading “Progress Photos: Jackson’s Edge, Cheshire”

Aerial Survey of the Coupland Buildings

University of Manchester

The University of Manchester owns and manages many historic listed buildings and these include a notable collection on Coupland Street, where SUAVE was recently asked to conduct an extensive roof survey. Coupland 3, for example, was built in 1891 as part of the School of Medicine and, today, it’s a striking structure of brickwork, decorative masonry and spires. Continue reading “Aerial Survey of the Coupland Buildings”