Construction

Precision Layout, Surveys and Locating for Construction

As construction projects become larger and more complex, Challenger’s relationships with owners, architects, engineers, construction, and building services providers have also evolved. Our construction partners recognize more and more that our support and spatial expertise can add value during all project phases.

Challenger leverages the latest in survey technology, including conventional survey instruments and GPS, laser scanning and UAV (drone) surveys, to provide a full array of survey services to support:

  • Concept Planning, Design, and Engineering
  • Survey Control
  • Construction
  • Monitoring / Reporting
  • Project Handover (e.g. As-Built Drawings and 3D Models)

Gathering data to accurately establish positions and elevations for buildings and structures, roads and utilities is only the beginning. We work closely with our partners on construction projects to format and analyze data collected for use in GIS applications, Building Information Modelling (BIM), and various quality control processes to ensure efficient delivery of successful projects.

Our professional team provides our clients with the highest level of service quality and seeks to exceed expectations. Whether we are working on large-scale commercial and industrial construction projects or much smaller developments, our commitment is the same.

Throughout all project phases, we are committed to a high standard of excellence in our health and safety practices in the delivery of all our services. Our people are the company’s most important asset, which is why we strive for zero incidents. No injuries are acceptable. All employees should be able to perform at their highest level and go home safely to their families at the end of the day.

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Industrial

Our industrial construction specialists deliver survey support for refineries, petrochemical and oil sands facilities, tank farms, terminals, and transportation infrastructure, mines, and industrial parks.

Whether expanding existing industrial sites or constructing new greenfield facilities, we work closely with our clients to understand their construction needs and their specific challenges.

Our customer-focused approach and project experience provides us with the knowledge and flexibility to adapt to the unique needs of our clients. We actively collaborate with our clients and provide them with the right technology and high-accuracy results that enable them to accomplish their project deliverables on time, and on budget.

During the planning process, our in-house photogrammetry and mapping department provides the capability for scouting optimal locations for facilities, tank farms, pipelines, drilling pad sites, utilities, access roads, and other infrastructure.

During construction, our survey crews use the latest in survey instruments, such as self-leveling GPS and robotic total stations, to layout gridlines, piles and anchor bolts with greater speed and accuracy. Our experienced field crews, backed by Professional Land Surveyors and seasoned project managers, help our clients reduce the risk of costly and time-consuming mistakes on their projects.

Commercial

Challenger has extensive experience delivering survey, mapping, and other geomatics services to support the construction of commercial office buildings, mixed-use properties and retail developments ranging from gas bars and quick-service restaurants to big-box retailers and high-rise office or residential towers.

Our diverse team includes specialists in GPS, aerial mapping, LiDAR, High-Definition Laser Scanners, and GIS data management.

For the Bow Building, a 58-story office tower development in downtown Calgary, Challenger provided a range of services including:

  • preliminary topographic surveys
  • aerial mapping of the site
  • precise control surveys
  • layout of grades for excavation
  • deformation monitoring
  • precise layout to facilitate construction of the foundation and support structures

On commercial developments, Challenger also provides specialized legal surveys including BOMA measurements, commercial strata and condominium plans, and Real Property Reports (RPRs).

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