Engineering Surveys

For accurate, professional engineering surveys throughout Queensland, Ken McDonald Surveys’ team is on your side.

Our Engineering Surveys

With access to some of the latest technology and equipment, and highly skilled technicians with experience in the surveying industry, our team provides engineering surveys and services including:

  • Contour and detailing surveys
  • Topographic surveys
  • Digital terrain models
  • As constructed surveys and construction setout
  • Height certification
  • Precise monitoring
  • Stockpile and volume surveys

Topographic Surveys (Contour & Detail Surveys)

A topographic survey measures the rise & fall of the land and can include accurate details of site features such as dwellings, ancillary structures, vegetation, services etc. The survey enables spatially accurate data to be presented in a 3D format for use by other professionals. The topographic survey can be produced using a variety of equipment from traditional survey equipment through to drones & aerial imagery.

Terrain Models

A Terrain model is a 3D digital model illustrating the rise & fall of the land. A terrain model is typically extracted from the results of a Topographic Survey or compiled from existing records provided by local and state government authorities. The terrain model can be used for planning & design, for mapping & management of overland flow through to detailed engineering design & cut/fill calculations on developments.

Do I Need an Engineering Surveyor?

Engineering surveys provide data support and measurements required for early excavation and early exploration of a site. It can also be used mid-construction and to support quality assurance measures.

Specialist equipment and knowledge is often required for these particular types of surveys and it is not certifiable if completed by someone without the appropriate qualifications. It is for this reason that it needs to be completed by a professional in Queensland.

Why Choose Ken McDonald Surveys

When you choose Ken McDonald Surveys, you’re choosing a company invested in reliability, professionalism and quality. For decades, we’ve honed our craft in the surveying industry and it's for this reason that we now consider ourselves one of the leading providers of surveying services.

You simply can’t go past our team of professionals, who are committed to providing you with the best possible customer experience each and every time.

For accurate engineering surveys completed by highly experienced surveyors, contact Ken McDonald Surveys today.

  • All types of Cadastral Surveys
  • Land Development Survey
  • Engineering Surveys for all purposes
  • GPS & Mapping Survey Services

Client focus and trustworthy relationships, an attention to detail that can’t be beaten and quality, reliable services underpin our operations at Ken McDonald Surveys.

Consulting Land Surveyors who specialise in cadastral and engineering surveys throughout Queensland.


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