Surveys

Our survey crews are fully equipped with the latest total-station and Global Positioning System (GPS) survey equipment allowing us to provide a variety of legal and engineering surveying services to our clients.

As one of the pioneers in the use of Total Station survey equipment, we have developed our own software called MTE-FSP (Field Survey Processor). It is utilized for processing Total Station field surveys and automatically generating base plans, complete with symbols and annotation. This software has been licensed to all of the municipalities in Waterloo Region for their own survey crews.

Through our membership with the Association of Ontario Land Surveyors (AOLS), we can carry out legal boundary (cadastral) surveys in Ontario. MTE provides legal surveying services under the subsidiary MTE Ontario Land Surveyors Ltd.

Our Surveying Services Include:

Topographical Surveys

By employing Surveyors that are trained and experienced in the civil engineering field, we are equipped to provide our clients with topographical surveys that are more detailed and accurate. All of the pertinent points and field information essential to design are collected and represented in three dimensions.

This leads to the thorough and efficient preparation of Existing Conditions Plans and lays the foundation of producing accurate design drawings that minimize delays and additional costs during the design and construction stages.

Our team provides Topographic Surveys for:

    • Residential Land Development Projects
    • Commercial, Industrial and Residential Site Development Projects
    • Road Reconstruction
    • Road and Rail Route Planning
    • Flood Analysis and Contours
    • Pipeline Routing
    • Environmental Impact Studies and Delineation of Impact Areas
    • Drainage Studies
    • Gravel Pits and Quarries
    • Volume Calculations and Payment Certification
    • Hazardous Materials Cleanup

Construction Surveys

Construction Surveyors are issued building plans and use surveying instruments to establish stakes at a construction site that give locations and elevations of various parts of a construction project to guide the contractor.

Our survey team is experienced in providing accurate construction surveys. Our client’s benefit from our knowledge and experience in the construction field, as well as our willingness to get the job done on time and on budget.

We provide Construction Layout for the following:

    • Building and Structure Layout
    • Bridge and Culvert Layout
    • Grading Layout
    • Underground Servicing Layout
    • Road, Highway and Curb Layout
    • Electrical Layout
    • As-Built Plans
    • 3D Surface Modelling for Machine Control Systems
    • Volume Calculations and Reporting

Deformation Monitoring

We are committed to providing innovative solutions for our client's survey needs. Deformation Monitoring is just one example of a specific service that one of our clients requested and we were more than grateful to provide.

With the use of modern survey equipment, our team has the ability to take precise measurements of predetermined monitoring points. These measurements are then compared to previous measurements to determine the amount of movement of a structure.

We can provide Deformation Monitoring for any type of structure, including:

    • Building Foundations
    • Bridge Foundations and Control Joints
    • Dams Investigations and Monitoring
    • Retaining Walls

Legal Boundary Surveys

Our team provides Ontario land surveying services to public and private clients across Ontario.

Licensed Ontario Land Surveyors (OLS) provide a professional opinion on the location of boundaries, using historical research, a knowledge of statute and common law, and the latest technology in measurement and data processing.

Only licensed members of the Association of Ontario Land Surveyors (AOLS) can carry out legal boundary (cadastral) surveys in Ontario.

Our OLS staff and survey crews can provide the following Legal Boundary Surveys:

    • Plans of Subdivision
    • Plans of Condominium
    • Reference Plans
    • Surveyors’ Real Property Reports

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