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Remote Aerial Surveys join CIRIA steering group for use of UAV’s in infrastructure asset management

December 4, 2017 in Announcements, News, UAVs

Richard Allitt Associates are pleased to announce that Remote Aerial Surveys has joined the steering group of CIRIA (The Construction Industry Research and Information Association) for the development of guidance in the use of unmanned aerial vehicles in infrastructure asset management.

The aim of the project is to develop good practice guidance targeted at infrastructure asset managers and suppliers of UAV services.

Martin Allitt who heads up Remote Aerial Surveys operations said: “We are delighted to have joined this steering group for such an important industry initiative.  We have seen the industry grow tremendously over the past year and it is vital that guidance is developed in order to ensure proper understanding of both opportunities and limitations within the use of drones in the construction industry”

There are multiple ways in which UAV’s can be used at all stages during the construction process, from planning, during and post construction as well as on-going maintenance.  To find out more about the services RAS can offer please click here

About CIRIA

The Construction Industry Research and Information Association (CIRIA) is the technical centre of gravity for the construction industry. CIRIA aims to be the leading provider of guidance in the infrastructure sector. CIRIA has been active in this community for many years and the guidance produced has played an important role in shaping the understanding and the adoption of the techniques developed over this time. Further details can be found via their website www.ciria.org

Remote Aerial Surveys secure framework contract extension with Network Rail for UAV services

November 17, 2017 in Announcements, UAVs

We are pleased to formally announce that our framework contract with Network Rail to provide Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (drone) survey services has been extended by another year.

Remote Aerial Surveys were 1 of only 4 companies awarded a place on the national framework after successfully bidding to supply infrastructure inspection and survey services for a 3 year period.

Managing Director Richard Allitt said ‘We are very pleased to have this contract extended and delighted to be continuing to provide Network Rail with high quality UAV services for a further year.   The Remote Aerial Surveys part of our business was pioneered through the Network Rail opportunity so it is a pleasure to continue working in this field whilst also having developed and significantly grown the business in other areas and applications.’

Topographical Surveys using UAVs

September 15, 2017 in Articles, Survey Techniques, UAVs

Topographical Surveys using UAVs

Remote Aerial Surveys offers a fast, flexible and accurate topographic mapping service

Topographical surveys provide an accurate measured plan of a site. A detailed topographical survey is vital for any project as it can reduce the possibility of costly mistakes or unforeseen issues.

Traditionally the data for these surveys has been collected by land surveyors however it is now possible to use a UAV to capture the data required. Surveys which would normally take several days to complete on foot can now be completed in just a few hours, offering substantial cost savings.

Remote Aerial Surveys are experienced in providing topographical surveys using UAVs and have worked with some of the UKs top survey and construction companies. See some of our case studies here. Our surveys can be produced in any Autodesk, Bentley or GIS formats including .DWG, .DGN and .SHP. We have experience working in a range of formats, so please ask us if you have any other preference.

Our standard topographical survey provides the same accuracy as a traditional land survey (40mm) whilst our more technical rail track surveys are completed to a very high accuracy of 9mm. All of our surveys are completed to the very highest standards, on time and on budget. Features such as trees, buildings, pathways, roads, gullies, manholes, utility poles, walls, etc can all be accurately surveyed

We will collect, process and deliver the topographic survey information efficiently and accurately. Due to the methods used to collect UAV survey data, we are able to generate highly detailed plans. In addition, all of our topographical surveys include up-to-date photo mapping of the survey area.  Unlike with traditional land surveying techniques, UAV topographical surveys can provide the following data at no extra cost:

  • Geotagged photography of your site
  • RGB Point cloud
  • Digital elevation model

Our point cloud survey data, can be processed and imported into BIM software such as Autodesk Revit & Archicad to create an intelligent 3D model.

In order for us to provide a competitive quote, the team will need to know the following information:

  1. What is the size and location of the survey area? (a map of the survey area is really useful)
  2. Do you have any specific accuracy requirements?
  3. What features would you like to have included in the survey? (above/ below ground)
  4. What software format you would prefer?

If you would like to know about our topographical surveys see our Frequently Asked Questionssection or email us on pilot@remoteaerialsurveys.co.uk or call 01444 401840

Request a Quotation 


Remote Aerial Surveys join CIRIA steering group for use of UAV’s in infrastructure asset management

December 4, 2017 in Announcements, News, UAVs

Richard Allitt Associates are pleased to announce that Remote Aerial Surveys has joined the steering group of CIRIA (The Construction Industry Research and Information Association) for the development of guidance in the use of unmanned aerial vehicles in infrastructure asset management.

The aim of the project is to develop good practice guidance targeted at infrastructure asset managers and suppliers of UAV services.

Martin Allitt who heads up Remote Aerial Surveys operations said: “We are delighted to have joined this steering group for such an important industry initiative.  We have seen the industry grow tremendously over the past year and it is vital that guidance is developed in order to ensure proper understanding of both opportunities and limitations within the use of drones in the construction industry”

There are multiple ways in which UAV’s can be used at all stages during the construction process, from planning, during and post construction as well as on-going maintenance.  To find out more about the services RAS can offer please click here

About CIRIA

The Construction Industry Research and Information Association (CIRIA) is the technical centre of gravity for the construction industry. CIRIA aims to be the leading provider of guidance in the infrastructure sector. CIRIA has been active in this community for many years and the guidance produced has played an important role in shaping the understanding and the adoption of the techniques developed over this time. Further details can be found via their website www.ciria.org

Remote Aerial Surveys secure framework contract extension with Network Rail for UAV services

November 17, 2017 in Announcements, UAVs

We are pleased to formally announce that our framework contract with Network Rail to provide Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (drone) survey services has been extended by another year.

Remote Aerial Surveys were 1 of only 4 companies awarded a place on the national framework after successfully bidding to supply infrastructure inspection and survey services for a 3 year period.

Managing Director Richard Allitt said ‘We are very pleased to have this contract extended and delighted to be continuing to provide Network Rail with high quality UAV services for a further year.   The Remote Aerial Surveys part of our business was pioneered through the Network Rail opportunity so it is a pleasure to continue working in this field whilst also having developed and significantly grown the business in other areas and applications.’

Topographical Surveys using UAVs

September 15, 2017 in Articles, Survey Techniques, UAVs

Topographical Surveys using UAVs

Remote Aerial Surveys offers a fast, flexible and accurate topographic mapping service

Topographical surveys provide an accurate measured plan of a site. A detailed topographical survey is vital for any project as it can reduce the possibility of costly mistakes or unforeseen issues.

Traditionally the data for these surveys has been collected by land surveyors however it is now possible to use a UAV to capture the data required. Surveys which would normally take several days to complete on foot can now be completed in just a few hours, offering substantial cost savings.

Remote Aerial Surveys are experienced in providing topographical surveys using UAVs and have worked with some of the UKs top survey and construction companies. See some of our case studies here. Our surveys can be produced in any Autodesk, Bentley or GIS formats including .DWG, .DGN and .SHP. We have experience working in a range of formats, so please ask us if you have any other preference.

Our standard topographical survey provides the same accuracy as a traditional land survey (40mm) whilst our more technical rail track surveys are completed to a very high accuracy of 9mm. All of our surveys are completed to the very highest standards, on time and on budget. Features such as trees, buildings, pathways, roads, gullies, manholes, utility poles, walls, etc can all be accurately surveyed

We will collect, process and deliver the topographic survey information efficiently and accurately. Due to the methods used to collect UAV survey data, we are able to generate highly detailed plans. In addition, all of our topographical surveys include up-to-date photo mapping of the survey area.  Unlike with traditional land surveying techniques, UAV topographical surveys can provide the following data at no extra cost:

  • Geotagged photography of your site
  • RGB Point cloud
  • Digital elevation model

Our point cloud survey data, can be processed and imported into BIM software such as Autodesk Revit & Archicad to create an intelligent 3D model.

In order for us to provide a competitive quote, the team will need to know the following information:

  1. What is the size and location of the survey area? (a map of the survey area is really useful)
  2. Do you have any specific accuracy requirements?
  3. What features would you like to have included in the survey? (above/ below ground)
  4. What software format you would prefer?

If you would like to know about our topographical surveys see our Frequently Asked Questionssection or email us on pilot@remoteaerialsurveys.co.uk or call 01444 401840

Request a Quotation 

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Remote Aerial Surveys join CIRIA steering group for use of UAV’s in infrastructure asset management

December 4, 2017 in Announcements, News, UAVs

Richard Allitt Associates are pleased to announce that Remote Aerial Surveys has joined the steering group of CIRIA (The Construction Industry Research and Information Association) for the development of guidance in the use of unmanned aerial vehicles in infrastructure asset management.

The aim of the project is to develop good practice guidance targeted at infrastructure asset managers and suppliers of UAV services.

Martin Allitt who heads up Remote Aerial Surveys operations said: “We are delighted to have joined this steering group for such an important industry initiative.  We have seen the industry grow tremendously over the past year and it is vital that guidance is developed in order to ensure proper understanding of both opportunities and limitations within the use of drones in the construction industry”

There are multiple ways in which UAV’s can be used at all stages during the construction process, from planning, during and post construction as well as on-going maintenance.  To find out more about the services RAS can offer please click here

About CIRIA

The Construction Industry Research and Information Association (CIRIA) is the technical centre of gravity for the construction industry. CIRIA aims to be the leading provider of guidance in the infrastructure sector. CIRIA has been active in this community for many years and the guidance produced has played an important role in shaping the understanding and the adoption of the techniques developed over this time. Further details can be found via their website www.ciria.org

Remote Aerial Surveys secure framework contract extension with Network Rail for UAV services

November 17, 2017 in Announcements, UAVs

We are pleased to formally announce that our framework contract with Network Rail to provide Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (drone) survey services has been extended by another year.

Remote Aerial Surveys were 1 of only 4 companies awarded a place on the national framework after successfully bidding to supply infrastructure inspection and survey services for a 3 year period.

Managing Director Richard Allitt said ‘We are very pleased to have this contract extended and delighted to be continuing to provide Network Rail with high quality UAV services for a further year.   The Remote Aerial Surveys part of our business was pioneered through the Network Rail opportunity so it is a pleasure to continue working in this field whilst also having developed and significantly grown the business in other areas and applications.’

Topographical Surveys using UAVs

September 15, 2017 in Articles, Survey Techniques, UAVs

Topographical Surveys using UAVs

Remote Aerial Surveys offers a fast, flexible and accurate topographic mapping service

Topographical surveys provide an accurate measured plan of a site. A detailed topographical survey is vital for any project as it can reduce the possibility of costly mistakes or unforeseen issues.

Traditionally the data for these surveys has been collected by land surveyors however it is now possible to use a UAV to capture the data required. Surveys which would normally take several days to complete on foot can now be completed in just a few hours, offering substantial cost savings.

Remote Aerial Surveys are experienced in providing topographical surveys using UAVs and have worked with some of the UKs top survey and construction companies. See some of our case studies here. Our surveys can be produced in any Autodesk, Bentley or GIS formats including .DWG, .DGN and .SHP. We have experience working in a range of formats, so please ask us if you have any other preference.

Our standard topographical survey provides the same accuracy as a traditional land survey (40mm) whilst our more technical rail track surveys are completed to a very high accuracy of 9mm. All of our surveys are completed to the very highest standards, on time and on budget. Features such as trees, buildings, pathways, roads, gullies, manholes, utility poles, walls, etc can all be accurately surveyed

We will collect, process and deliver the topographic survey information efficiently and accurately. Due to the methods used to collect UAV survey data, we are able to generate highly detailed plans. In addition, all of our topographical surveys include up-to-date photo mapping of the survey area.  Unlike with traditional land surveying techniques, UAV topographical surveys can provide the following data at no extra cost:

  • Geotagged photography of your site
  • RGB Point cloud
  • Digital elevation model

Our point cloud survey data, can be processed and imported into BIM software such as Autodesk Revit & Archicad to create an intelligent 3D model.

In order for us to provide a competitive quote, the team will need to know the following information:

  1. What is the size and location of the survey area? (a map of the survey area is really useful)
  2. Do you have any specific accuracy requirements?
  3. What features would you like to have included in the survey? (above/ below ground)
  4. What software format you would prefer?

If you would like to know about our topographical surveys see our Frequently Asked Questionssection or email us on pilot@remoteaerialsurveys.co.uk or call 01444 401840

Request a Quotation