Survipod Surveying Equipment is being used predominantly in the UK and Ireland on engineering and RC Frame projects. It has been used by numerous large Concrete Frame Contractors and Main Contractors on projects including The Shard, Neo-Bankside and Beetham London Tower. The Chelsea Barracks in London and The Capital Docks project in Dublin are two of the most prestigious projects where the Survipod surveying equipment is being used at present.
The Survipod can also be used as a permanent monitoring station in industries such as rail and transport for line monitoring. Steadiness of the Survipod engineering tool ensures instruments such as the EDM, secured on the screw thread, are very safe and there is little chance that they will be knocked over accidentally. We have developed a survey tool that will provide you with more accurate results, while also saving you time and money.
All building surveyors and engineers in the Formwork and Shoring industry need to have the Survipod surveying tools on their site.
The Survipod survey tool provides a stable, accurate platform for the engineer.
On a recent engineering project, we were confronted with the dilemma of being without a platform, on each floor, from which we could 'setting out' the building on. On some engineering projects it is possible to begin setting out by positioning the tripod and instrument on top of the lift core walls or stair core walls of each floor and using them as a working platform. However on this project the core walls were being built and advanced one floor higher than the decking level/floor we were required to set out and work on. This left us without a platform to use.
To overcome this difficulty it is possible to use a conventional way, a tripod and concrete pad, however there are numerous disadvantages associated with this method. This encouraged me to invent a device, which when used together with an existing concrete structure on site, results in a more reliable, accurate and simple way to overcome the problem described. This device is called the 'SURVIPOD'.
Use of the Survipod assumes, in most instances, that an existing cast-in sleeve for the alsi-percha safety system is already in place on site. This cast-in sleeve is utilised in conjunction with the Survipod as a way forward in forming a stable platform for all engineering instruments such as Dumpy Level, EDM and Laser Level to be placed upon and more accurately used in setting out.
However, sleeves may be supplied separately if the Alsi Percha safety system is not in use on a project. This is the situation with a number of companies we supply at present.