Utility Corridor and Facility Surveys
Since its founding in 1989, SMC has been extensively involved with surveying and mapping services for utility providers and related infrastructure facilities. Years of experience and seasoned judgment have yielded innovative methods to provide relevant data for the planning, design and construction of improvements to a wide range of facilities.
SMC first utilized low-level color photography to develop profiles along a 26-mile electric transmission corridor in1990. This innovative approach was supplemented with conventional field surveys to determine right-of-way locations, crossing wire heights and underground utilities and wetland resource boundaries. SMC’s telecommunications experience encompasses more than 600 miles of telecommunications’ corridors throughout the country along railroads, electric transmission corridors and roads. SMC has embraced the use of mobile and terrestrial LiDAR and high definition scanning in our continuing effort to recommend and deliver innovative approaches for projects. Over 56 miles of electric transmission right-of-way has recently been mapped by SMC using airborne LiDAR techniques. The resultant topographic and wire height data was delivered in PLS-CADD format together with color digital orthophotos.
At electrical power substations, SMC’s staff has undertaken projects using High Definition Scanning and Spatial Station technology to capture data from which Existing Conditions Surveys were prepared. These surveys typically include structure details, property line surveys in accordance with local and state requirements for Land Surveys. SMC’s provides staking services to support the regulatory requirements and construction phases of projects.
Utility corridor projects have been completed throughout New England using appropriate technology to meet each client’s requirements.