Surveying & Construction


Our surveying department is committed to providing accurate, high-quality data using advanced instrumentation and software technologies. With extensive experience in the Southeast, our surveying division is experienced on a variety of projects including public infrastructure and mapping, route surveys for utility design, as-built surveys, construction stakeout, right-of-way retracement, FEMA flood elevation certificates, FEMA flood study cross sections, ALTA surveys, GIS mapping, topographic site mapping and geodetic control surveys for photogrammetry, as well as site survey control.

case study

CLIENT: Alfa Tech
PROJECT DESCRIPTION: McGill Associates completed ALTA / ACSM Land Title Survey for the Facebook Data Center located in Rutherford County. Surveying services included geodetic control, topographic mapping and coordination of photogrammetry for 12 parcels encompassing 146 acres. The original site included an industrial building, a wastewater treatment plant and a Duke Energy electric substation. The survey team coordinated and prepared maps for recombination of all parcels, and mapped and staked conservation easements to protect Dwarf Heartleaf habitat and existing specimens on site. McGill Associates coordinated with NCDENR to complete a Brownfields plat of contamination areas and contamination levels for the entire recombined site and provided utility easement plats and boundary surveys for Duke Energy and Forest City across the recombined parcels. We also provided legal descriptions of all surveyed parcels and easements for the entire project, and geodetic and projected horizontal/vertical site control, column line staking, roadway staking, new electrical substation layout, and column anchor bolt verification.

at a glance
  • Roadway and Utility Route Surveying
  • Boundary Surveying and Platting
  • Boundary Retracement Surveys
  • Easement Surveys and Platting
  • ALTA / ACSM Land Title Surveys
  • Global Positioning System Surveys (Static and RTK)
  • Geodetic Control Surveys
  • Horizontal and Vertical Control Surveys
  • Digital Terrain Models
  • Volumetric Surveys
  • Slope Analysis
  • River and Stream Flood Study Cross Section Surveys
  • Hydrographic Surveys
  • Mapping for Delineated Wetlands and Sensitive Natural Areas
  • Settlement and Displacement Surveys
  • Photogrammetry Survey Control and Mapping
  • Flood Plain and Flood Hazard Mapping
  • Elevation Certificates
  • As-Built Surveys
  • Utility Systems Mapping
  • Stormwater Systems Mapping
  • GIS Mapping and Attributing
  • Digital Base Map Preparation
  • Topographic Mapping