HWC features a team of licensed surveyors with broad experience in both field and office survey techniques, working on projects ranging from small lot surveys to 20-mile route surveys. Our surveyors posses the technical knowledge to adopt and properly utilize cutting edge technology, while still following the time-honored practices widely adopted in the survey profession.

Land Title Surveys

  •  Similar to boundary survey with additional requirements
  • Typically used for transfer of real estate from one party to another

Topographic Surveys

  • Nearly all construction projects begin with topographical survey
  • Base map for existing site conditions
  • Depicts the location, size and elevation of site improvements and ground elevations on a grid and along break lines
  • Measurements taken with survey-grade GPS units or electronic total stations
  • Data is analyzed by engineers or architects for new developments

Transportation & Utility Route Surveys

  • Route surveys are typically a combination of topographic and boundary surveys
  • Performed for the purpose of acquiring an interest in the tracts of land required for the projects relating to highways, railroads, pipelines, electric lines or other linear transportation or utility routes
  • Engineers rely on the collected information to make a determination on a project limits and the boundary information is used to acquire a temporary or permanent interest in property to build the planned infrastructure

Construction Staking

Aerial ‘Drone’ Surveys

  •  A drone is an aerial vehicle controlled by a pilot on the ground to collect survey data
  • Surveyors utilize this information to create a survey-grade map of the site with contour lines and improvements
  •  Advantages include an up-to-date detailed aerial photograph in addition to the site map
  • HWC Engineering has FAA licensed drone pilots to collect survey data

Boundary Survey

  • Making any property or boundary line or corner of any tract of land or of any right-of-way or easment
  • Interpreting deeds and boundary evidence to mark or establish the lines of the deeds on the ground for others to use
  • For tracts of land that are being developed or subdivided, the land surveyor creates a plat that divides the land into individual lots for development and then marks those lots in the field for construction


HWC Survey Portfolio


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