Town planning is a crucial aspect of any construction project, as it sets the stage for the development of the project. Every construction project is unique because it is situated in an area with unique features, such as the shape of the land, the waterways, and existing infrastructure. Therefore, town planning helps to ensure that any construction project is well-developed within its context, from identifying the best location for a building to ensuring that it meets the requirements and regulations of the local government. In this article, we explore the reasons why town planning is essential in construction projects.
If you’ve ever been involved in a construction project or purchased land, chances are you’re familiar with the term “land survey.” But do you know what it is exactly, why it’s important, and how it’s conducted? Let's explore the land surveying process and discover why accuracy matters for construction projects as well as for measuring boundaries.
It’s used to determine the boundaries and dimensions of a property, as well as any potential issues that could affect the use of that land. Without an accurate and comprehensive survey, you run the risk of making costly mistakes. Let’s look at some of the risks associated with not having a land survey. One of the most common risks associated with not having a land survey is legal disputes. If you purchase or develop land without a proper survey, your neighbor may take issue with your boundary lines or other aspects of your property—which can lead to costly legal disputes.
GeoAfrika Surveys very own CEO, Craig Silva, has been appointed to the National Council for the Built Environment (CBE) under South Africa's Ministry of Public Works and Infrastructure. As a Schedule 3A body, CBE is responsible for setting professional standards and ensuring good conduct within built environment professions on behalf of national interests and citizens alike. Formed by an Act in 2000, this organization works towards mobilizing transformation in all related proficiencies while providing advice to government departments when needed.
Laser Scanning and Indoor Mapping The BMW Group is digitalising its existing plants in cooperation with NavVis. The Munich-based software company is considered one of the world's leading providers of technology in the field of reality capture and digital twins. Mobile 3D laser scanners [...]
At GeoAfrika Surveys we strive to constantly keep our pulse on innovation. We were amongst the first in Southern Africa to invest in Global Positioning Systems (GPS) in the late 90’s and Drone platforms in 2012. Our investment philosophy when it comes to new technology [...]