Land Surveying Projects
We use conventional surveying methods to provide our clients with affordable, precise, and accurate construction staking services. We specialize in construction calculations and layout for multiple items.
- Column Line Control
- Pre-cast Concrete, Steel, and Caissons
- Storm, Sanitary, Water Main, and Utilities
- Paving and Grading
- Buildings and Bridges
GLG has been responsible for the construction survey services for some of the most prestigious projects in Southeastern Michigan such as Comerica Park, Ford Field, Detroit Water Works Park, Greektown Casino, MGM Casino, and Campus Martius.
The Multi-Disciplinary Biomedical Research Building is a $93 million project by Wayne State University to renovate and expand the former Dalgleish Cadillac building into an ultra-modern 185,000 square foot research facility accommodating over 500 research scientists and staff. A condominium subdivision of the facility was created to support partial funding of the project by the State of Michigan and by private investors. We produced the “Exhibit B” survey for the condominium master deed.
Great Lakes Geomatics has been active in the Macomb County and Wayne County Remonumentation programs for over 21 years.
The remonumentation programs are state funded projects that work to re-establish, re-trace, and perpetuate monuments placed during the original survey of Michigan. Our team has been responsible for re-establishing over 500 monuments used in the creation of county lines, township lines, section lines, private claim lines, subdivisions, and parcel boundaries.
We have also been involved in the state program of establishing State Plane Coordinates on remonumented section corners for future use by surveyors, contractors, public entities, private entities, and others.
Great Lakes Geomatics was responsible for establishing the right-of-way for 22 blocks as well as providing a topographic and an extensive sub-surface utility survey for the +/- 114 acres located between Jefferson Avenue and the Detroit River for the purpose of the waterfront reclamation development and the proposed casino development.
Our surveyors also prepared ALTA Surveys for each of the 22 blocks within the project limits and prepared legal descriptions and various exhibits to aid in the acquisition of each property. In addition, our team worked closely with the title companies to verify existing legal descriptions, easements, vacatings, and other pertinent boundary documents.
Our team was responsible for establishing all boundaries for Rail and City held properties lying between the International Boundary and Railroad mile post 2.02 (+/- 250′ west of 22nd Street) covering approximately 2.5 miles and totaling +/- 25 acres.
Upon completion of the initial boundary survey, our crew prepared the documents and drawings necessary to complete the land transfers between the City of Detroit, Conrail, and DRTP. Because the preservation of public utility locations within the project site was very important, we performed all field and office research necessary in order to provide precise easement descriptions and exhibits for the various utility providers. Also, we prepared ALTA/ACSM Land Title Surveys for an additional 30 privately owned properties for acquisition by DRTP.
We performed the as-built survey, construction staking, boundary survey, ALTA surveys, and topographic survey throughout the course of this project. We were responsible for overseeing the layout and coordinate calculations of all caissons, columns, and pre-cast walls. Our crew was also responsible for the as-built survey of over 1,000 anchor bolts and all pre-cast concrete involved the projects.
We used laser scanning in the as-built survey process in order to check the level of the poured concrete floors throughout areas of interest of the new hotel. We were in charge of establishing high accuracy and precise horizontal and vertical control networks to be used by multiple trades during construction.
Project also consisted of the layout of all underground utilities and +/-1000 feet of integral curb and gutter.
Great Lakes Geomatics was responsible for the engineering documentation for this project that consisted of the as-built survey of all newly constructed features.
We used conventional survey methods to compare as-built data with respect to designed features such as storm, water, sanitary, paving, and other miscellaneous features. We also used laser scanning to as-built and determine the volumes of newly constructed overflow ponds.
We were the prime surveyor for multiple trades over the seven year construction of this highly complex $285M project of Detroit Water Works Parks.The project consisted of establishing and maintaining a complex horizontal and vertical control networks used in the construction process.
Our responsibilities included construction staking, as-built survey, and inventory of over 1200 piles, site utilities, one mile of construction roads and new permanent roads, and formwork for multiple trades.
Both conventional survey methods and laser scanning were used in order to as-built underground features that were not shown on existing plans and needed to be incorporated in the design build process. We were the prime site surveyors used in the QA/QC of layout performed by multiple trades.
Our team was retained to prepare the condominium “Exhibit B” plans for this site located in Chesterfield Township in Macomb County.
This section of the complex contains 86 units on 26 acres of land. The units are duplex style homes without the duplex appearance from the curb. Each unit contains a 2-car garage, a full basement, sprawling main floor and a loft.
Indian Village Manor lies on the Detroit Riverfront in the midst of Indian Village, one of Detroit’s most prestigious residential areas.
Originally constructed in 1921, the building was renovated and converted to condominiums in 1999, offering 89 residential units on seven floors. We worked closely with the project architects and engineers to produce the master deed “Exhibit B” documents for county filing.
The Frank & Seder Department Store Building was the tallest building in Michigan when it was built in 1891.
Now including this and 5 adjacent buildings, The Lofts offers 163 residential units and 13,000 square feet of retail space. The “Exhibit B” documents for the conversion to condominiums were prepared by Great Lakes Geomatics in 2004.
GREAT LAKES GEOMATICS can support your project with complete land surveying, laser scanning services, and UAV (drone) services.
Call us today at (586) 755-5770.