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Aerial Data Collection–Facebook Data Center

Aerial Data Collection–Facebook Data Center

The town wanted to know: How would construction of a 1 million s.f. Facebook data center impact local roads and infrastructure over the 8-10 year duration of the upcoming project? The town government of Eagle Mountain City, Utah had prepared for this moment for decades. They had methodically planned to attract a high-profile anchor for their new tech center. Now…read more →

Horseshoe Bend Safety Rail Survey

Horseshoe Bend Safety Rail Survey

Located near the town of Page, Arizona and five miles downstream from Glen Canyon Dam and Lake Powell, the Colorado River’s Horseshoe Bend is one of the most iconic and photographed natural landmarks in the western United States if not the world. Horseshoe Bend, part of Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, is a horseshoe-shaped, incised meander of the Colorado River….read more →

Historic Woodruff-Snowflake Bridge Renovation

Historic Woodruff-Snowflake Bridge Renovation

Constructed in 1917, the Woodruff-Snowflake Bridge connects two cliff faces above the Little Colorado River. Originally placed in Winslow, it was relocated in 1939 when a wider bridge with greater load capacity was built in Winslow. In 1988, the original structure was placed on the historic register–one of many on the National Parks Historic Register created by Omaha Structural Steel…read more →

UAVs/Drones—The Swiss Army Knives of Data Capture

UAVs/Drones—The Swiss Army Knives of Data Capture

UAVs, aka “drones” are like the Swiss Army knives of data capture. Along with capturing data for standard mapping deliverables such as ortho-photography, topographic maps, surface models and 3D data products, they are also the perfect tool for monitoring, inventory and visualization applications. Get creative. There are many alternative applications for drones outfitted with high-resolution data capture technology and mapping…read more →

Brannen, Elden, Colorado St. Improvements

Brannen, Elden, Colorado St. Improvements

One of the challenges of The City of Flagstaff’s sewage collection system is the maintenance and replacement of  aging pipe—some more than 70 years old. Old sewage pipes can create headaches for customers in the form of root intrusions and broken or corroded pipes. To keep up with their aging sewer system, The City has a long-range program to complete…read more →

NAU Honors Student Housing Project

NAU Honors Student Housing Project

Arizona Surveying has been involved since the beginning of the new NAU Honors Student Housing project at the corner of University Ave. and S. Knoles Dr. on the NAU campus. Substantial construction progress has been made with a 2018 scheduled completion date. For planning and design purposes we provided boundary surveying and topographic mapping of the site and adjacent roadways….read more →

Cinder Pit Aerial Drone Mapping and Surface Modeling

Cinder Pit Aerial Drone Mapping and Surface Modeling

From the top of the cinder hill near Williams, Arizona, we could see to the rim of the Grand Canyon. The aerial drone survey we were conducting included the cinder hill we were on, an old pit operation on the side of it and some lowland bench with scattered Pinyon-Juniper trees. All total about 100 acres to map and produce…read more →

Meet Bretton Luckow–Crew Chief

Meet Bretton Luckow–Crew Chief

Following in the footsteps of his paternal grandfather Tom and his father John, Bretton Luckow is a third generation Land Surveyor from the state of Arizona. He fills a multi-dimensional field and office role for Arizona Surveying as a Field Crew Chief on boundary, topographic and construction surveys along with being the primary surveyor and mapper responsible for projects utilizing…read more →

Surveying Professionals: Know Your Value

Surveying Professionals: Know Your Value

One of the most challenging aspects of being a professional service provider is placing the proper value on your time. The reason you went into business was because you believed in yourself and service. But when the time comes to place a dollar value on them, many of us struggle to translate that belief into fair pricing that doesn’t give…read more →

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