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What are topographic surveys, and what are the advantages of having one done? At Andrew Lonnie Sikes, Inc. we have offered a variety of surveying services to clients throughout Houston since 1977, including topographic surveys.
Private property surveys are often ordered after a legal issue arises or in the appraisal process of buying or selling a house. But surveying your property before the need arises can have some major benefits, along with some surprising outcomes.
One of the services we offer at Sikes Surveying is aerial mapping. This service allows our customers a wealth of benefits from safety to combating insurance fraud. Here are a few of the benefits customers who choose this service are guaranteed to receive.
First book discussing women as land surveyors appeared on the shelves in December 2014. It was written by a land surveyor who had been in the business for over 40 years now and she was adamant to tell her stories and the stories of other women in land surveying.
Houston is a major American city that will not stop slowing down. Explosive growth in population and real estate has been experienced over the last decade and has led to exciting times for business in this area.
Topcon positioning recently announced the development of two commercial drones, The Sirius Pro, and Sirius Basic, which will be ready for use in aerial mapping for a wide variety of sites, including construction zones, mines, and land surveying.
When you pay a professional to provide a service, you expect to receive some diligent work on behalf of that professional as a return on that investment. Here at Andrew Lonnie Sikes Inc., we want our customers to know that we’re devoted to performing the best job possible every time we’re contracted for fieldwork.
You can hardly imagine the kind of work and energy that goes into planning a civil engineering project. The professional staff here at Andrew Lonnie Sikes Inc. has a great deal of experience working in large and small-scale community projects.
Civil Engineer, Staff Sgt. Cody Foreman, from the 509th in the Armed Forces, was presented with an award recently for his achievements and assistance to others.
The mainstream news has been filled with stories of hydrographic surveys recently. Readers may not realize that a major foreign news story that has developed over the past few months has completely hinged on bathymetric surveys similar to those completed by Andrew Lonnie Sikes Inc.
Just in case anyone was wondering, Hydrographic surveying is not for the faint-of-stomach. It is also something that is often over-looked when it comes to construction and engineering on the waterfront, at least by the average person.
It has been said that civil engineering has done more for the health and welfare of society than all of the doctors. Civil engineering, as a field of study, is a major impact on the creation of safe water, effective sewerage treatment, safe highways, efficient storm water management and socially satisfying urban environments.
Andrew Lonnie Sikes, Inc. (ALS, Inc.) recently completed a rail line extension for a private speciality chemical company in Bayport, Texas. This unique project is entirely within the 100-Year Flood Plain which provides specific challenges. With the high price of gasoline, commercial transportation has shifted towards increased use of rail.
The Texas Department of Transportation, Houston District (TxDOT) has notified Andrew Lonnie Sikes, Inc. (ALS, Inc.) that the company has won a qualification based selection process for one of 30 Houston District surveying contracts. The contract will be awarded through 2016 for a two year period.
Andrew Lonnie Sikes, Inc, a regional surveying and engineering company recently conducted a 100 mile survey of the Brazos River through Fort Bend County. The project was completed for the Federal Emergency Management Administration and Fort Bend County to support new flood plain mapping of the county.
Changes in demographics during the last half of the 20th Century and the changes in surveying technology during the 1970’s and 1980’s have created a new world for the surveyor. Will his previous training methods adequately serve the public’s needs?