Determining the Exact Position of a Proposed Structure

A construction set-out survey is used to set out the exact position of a proposed structure within the legal boundaries of a piece of land. They allow for construction to be undertaken as per approved designs and are a necessity for the effective management of construction across any size project.

Basically, a construction set-out survey involves transferring a building design onto the land itself so builders can follow it during construction. Most often they are used in residential and commercial establishment extensions and renovations, new builds, land development projects, development of warehouses and commercial buildings, infrastructure projects.

Construction Set Out


  • Residential and commercial establishment
  • Extensions and renovations
  • Land development projects
  • Warehouse developments
  • Commercial building
  • Infrastructure projects
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Benefits of Construction Set Out

Utility Surveys

Whether you are designing or constructing, the need to know where existing buried services lie is critical to ensure that both safety and costs are controlled. Benefits include:

  • Cost savings when combined with Topographical Surveys
  • Survey information positioned accurately topographically
  • Utilising Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) and Electromagnetic techniques
  • Located using Robotic Total Stations and GPS (Global Positioning Systems)
  • All surveys carried out in accordance with Australian standards of Classification of Subsurface Utility Information (SUI) AS 5488-2019.
  • Identify all types of pipes and cables
  • Non-intrusive

Set-out surveys provide a number of benefits for construction businesses, such as:

  • Avoiding legal disputes: Set-out surveys help to ensure that all construction takes place within the legal boundaries of the property, which can avoid costly legal disputes.
  • Improved accuracy: Set-out surveys provide physical markers on the ground that act as a guide for all contractors onsite. This helps to improve the accuracy of the construction process and avoid any potential mistakes.