Construction Staking

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 →

The Lofts Curb & Gutter Staking

The Lofts Curb & Gutter Staking

The Lofts, a 232 unit Flagstaff student housing development by UEB Construction of Scottsdale, Arizona (www.ueb.net) is in final construction stages trying to finish up before NAU students arrive next month. Survey tech Bretton began staking curb and gutter today on this busy and compact construction site where hard hats and reflective vests are required for all personnel.    

Historic Chevelon Creek Bridge Restoration

Historic Chevelon Creek Bridge Restoration

According to the state’s Historic Bridge Inventory, the Chevelon Creek Bridge is “one of Arizona’s most historically and technologically important spans and was the first truss ever built by the state and was designed, fabricated and erected by a nationally important bridge firm.” It was built over 100 years ago when the newly-formed state legislature appropriated $5,500 from the State…read more →