The Engineering Surveying Stream supports training and continuing professional development for engineering surveyors, provide a community and networking opportunities and to inform members about new technologies that affect their work practices. The aspirations of the stream are to support certification, encourage
new members to join the stream, support training and continuing
professional development for engineering surveyors, provide a community
and networking opportunities and to inform members about new
technologies that affect their work practices.
Engineering surveyors are typically called upon for the following services related to construction:
or "as-con" surveys - this is the capture of the physical location of a
constructed object, along with its metadata, for record-keeping
Setout surveys - accurately locating the position of a design feature in the real world so that construction may commence.
surveys - determining the (usually imperceptible) movement of built
structures or natural features, either in absolute or relative terms,
Topographic surveys - similar to as-built surveys,
but usually of natural existing conditions and used as a design
platform, or of large land areas such as quarries for the purpose of
Geodetic/control surveys - establishing a
network of survey ground marks with an associated accuracy and a
coordinate system that is fit for purpose and used in subsequent survey
The S+SNZ Engineering Surveying Professional Stream (ESPS) supports anyone involved in surveying for construction purposes.
Support S+SNZ in establishing a new pathway for individuals to gain formal professional recognition through the Survey and Spatial NZ Certification of Professional Engineering Surveying.
Provide the competencies required for an individual to gain the Survey and Spatial NZ Certification of Professional Engineering Surveying in the ESPS stream.
Identify areas for continuing professional development within the ESPS areas of expertise.
surveyors in the practical application of emerging technologies, such
as BIM, UAVs (drones), machine guidance, and 3D scanning.
surveyors in the practical application of established technologies,
such as Total Stations (EDM & Theodolite), GNSS (aka GPS), Digital
Levels and all other common measurement methods.