Boundary and Retracement Surveys
ALTA/ACSM Title Surveys
GPS and VRS Surveying
Aerial Mapping Control
Municipal Control for GIS Applications
Building and Construction Stakeout
Agricultural Conservation Easement Surveys
As-Built Site and Utility Surveys
Subdivision and Land Development Surveys
Collaboration. Integration. Harmony.
Engineering and environmental data is at the center of what we do and has been since 1932. From surveying to scanning, tape measures to models, index cards to databases, or hand-drafting to automated design, information management has always been a core component of SSM’s services. Leveraging technology to manage our data is key to our success. We have always committed to fully investing in the early adoption of technology that moved our industry forward, because the integration of data always leads to better solutions. We have many tools in our technology tool box, AutoCAD, GIS, REVIT, BIM and we apply the right tool to solving the problem. Our integrated approach to data capture and modeling allows us to examine the components while maintaining focus on the whole. Accuracy matters. Our clients depend on us to ensure that their buildings stand straight, stormwater doesn’t flood their streets, HVAC systems maintain a desired temperature, contaminant time of travel is accurate, and water pressure is adequate for fire systems. We work with architects, facility managers, owners, engineers, and contractors in every phase of a project. We collect and manage data to design and engineer solutions, develop drawings, identify areas of concern, and document the work and systems. The result is a constructable, implementable project with systems in place that perform in accordance with the requirements of the project.
Capturing the Coordinates
SSM's surveying and mapping services cover a lot of ground, from new construction to building rehabilitation, campus mapping to treatment facilities, utility lines to golf courses. In fact, our archives contain the most complete record of local survey and site plans in the region. Data points from Total Stations and data collection systems, robotics and other state-of-the-art equipment are transferred electronically to our CAD system for engineering design.
We are using drone technology, HDS and BIM on our projects to enhance our collaborative relationships for outstanding results. We can measure things that couldn't be measured before, capture images of existing conditions for future reference, bring information to your fingertips as well as create reference points for future site considerations. Drones make a power solution for monitoring construction, capturing hard-to-reach details, and documenting infrastructure on expansive sites.
SSM utilizes advanced hardware tools in the surveying business with the latest software tools available for architects and engineers to prepare high-accuracy, 3D virtual models for presentation, design documentation and construction coordination.
- Construction Monitoring
- Volumetric Computations
- Erosion and Damage Assessments
- Hot Spots/Heat Loss Detection
- Aerial Site Evaluation
- Litigation Support
- Rooftop Evaluations
- System Layout
SPOTTLIGHT on Surveying
March is Workplace Eye Wellness Month
Sam Zook, PLS was a member of the SSM survey team that provided high-definition scanning data of the Ryan/Walter Athletic Center dome roof at Northwestern University in the form of an AutoCAD-driven 5’X5’ grid of point cloud data.
Gettysburg Municipal Authority has six groundwater wells and an intake in Marsh Creek that provide drinking water to approximately 12,500 people.
SSM provided the surveying, high-definition scanning and plan preparation services for the existing exterior conditions of Caldwell Hall on the historical Catholic University campus in Downtown Washington D.C.
Groundwater is the water found underground in the cracks and spaces in soil, sand and rock. It is stored in and moves slowly through geologic formations of soil, sand and rocks called aquifers. It is the world's most extracted natural resource, and it supports our ecosystems.
National Groundwater Awareness Week | March 11-17
Life as we know it would be impossible without groundwater. It is the world's most extracted natural resource, and it supports our ecosystems.
Our Surveying and Data Capture Department is pleased to welcome Matthew Smith as a Survey Crew Chief.
Sam Zook, SIT is the third surveyor at SSM to receive certification as a Drone Pilot.
New Year’s is the perfect time of year to reflect on areas where you’d like to see a change in your organization and to take steps to achieve those improvements.
Spottlight on Historic Preservation | Protecting our History for Future Generations