When I tell people that I work for a surveying company, their minds typically picture a room full of people wearing telephone headsets, calling to ask how they would rate their experience with XYZ Car Dealership.
When I clarify by saying, “no, a LAND surveying company”, they generally respond with something like, “oh, those guys in the road. What are they doing there?”.
The short answer is, “all kinds of things”. They might be researching boundary information related to ownership of the property nearby, or the easements held by the local utility. Maybe they are collecting elevations and other topographic data for the engineers who are designing the roadway improvements, or establishing benchmarks that the construction crews will reference during the project.
Those guys in the road are pretty versatile!
Thank you for watching out for our cones, signs, and orange safety vests…our equipment costs tens of thousands of dollars, but our crew-members are irreplaceable!