Sydney Surveying & 3D Laser Scanning

Sydney's Premier 3D Surveyors.

Your home, Your land, your workplace

Moving forward with innovation to complete conventional and bespoke surveys from residential to commercial.

registered NSW surveyor

Complex & Inaccessible Environments

Industry leaders in surveying and 3D scanning services across all complex and inaccessible environments.


Construction set out – WAE & as-builts – property identification – cadastral survey – engineering survey – hydrographic survey – topographic survey

3D Scanning

Innovative laser scanning, or high-definition surveys, captures three-dimensional information that reflects from a surface or object.

BIM Modelling

Integrating a point cloud model with BIM allows you to analyse and access the project’s as-is conditions quickly and accurately prior to launching the design.


We're Serious about surveying

Surv3D, based in Sydney, offers bespoke surveying services, 3D laser scanning, and 3D BIM modelling in Sydney and the surrounding areas. 

We have extensive experience in all aspects of land and building development from concept to completion. Our team specialise in modern survey methods combined with the latest 3D state-of-the-art solutions to produce highly accurate reports with speedy turnaround times as a primary objective.

Our recognised achievements are a credit to our highly trained staff and the latest equipment, software, and techniques. Surv 3D is a trusted name in Sydney surveying.

Construction set out WAE & As-builts Property identification Cadastral Engineering Topographic
Construction set out WAE & As-builts Property identification Cadastral Engineering Topographic
Surveying Sydney

Innovative Solutions For Construction

Surv 3D is operated by a team of engineering and cadastral surveyors with over 40 years of experience and a true passion for the Surveying Industry. In addition, they have 10 years of experience in 3D laser scanning.

As an architect, engineer, or contractor, Surv 3D simplifies your life by providing better-coordinated as-builts through the use of the latest reality-capturing technology. Our team of experts captures your existing spaces and with a quick turnaround time, creates 3D BIM models.


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Surveyor FAQs

A contour survey represents in its most basic form the differences in elevations across your land, at regular intervals, from the lowest point to the highest. Contour lines connect points at similar elevations. When contour lines are closely spaced, the section slope is steeper.

Conduct contour surveys to identify any noticeable differences in the elevation of existing land. Contour maps in land surveying are maps characterised by contour lines, for example, a topographic map, which indicates valleys and hills, as well as steepness and sloping terrain.

The contour lines are widely spaced, suggesting a gentle slope. The contour lines are evenly spaced, suggesting a uniform slope. Curves closed at their centre indicate hills. Streams, ponds, or other depressions are indicated by contours with closed curves and descending levels toward the centre.

3D Laser Scanning is a non-destructive service that digitally captures a 3D model of an object or building using a laser line. 3D laser scanning captures physical objects at their exact size and shape and brings them into the computer world as digital 3-dimensional representations.

An individual scan may not produce a complete subject model in some cases. It is helpful to scan from multiple directions to understand a subject. In order to create a complete 3D model, these scans need to be aligned and registered into a common reference system. The whole process, from a single range map to a 3D model, is called 3D scanning.

BIM stands for ‘Building information modeling’ and is a process of generating and managing digital representations of physical and functional characteristics of places and objects.

Building Information Modeling (BIM) is a process that uses technology to create a digital version of a building. The facility can be designed, constructed, and operated using this model, known as a building information model.

A cadastral survey is a specialised type of surveying that focuses on accurately delineating and mapping land parcel boundaries. This type of survey is performed by licensed cadastral surveyors with advanced equipment and techniques. It plays a vital role in property ownership and land administration. Its primary goal is to determine clear and unambiguous property boundaries to prevent land disputes and ensure accurate records of land. It is crucial to have cadastral surveys in order to register land titles, conduct property transactions, plan land use, develop infrastructure, and resolve boundary disputes. In addition to protecting property rights and facilitating economic growth in both urban and rural areas, they serve as the basis for efficient and organised land management.

A topographic survey is a type of surveying that focuses on mapping the natural and man-made features of a piece of land. It is the job of the surveyor to measure, record, and map the elevations, contours, slopes, and other physical characteristics of the terrain, as well as the locations and details of existing structures, vegetation, water bodies, and other relevant features of the land. It is then necessary to develop a detailed and accurate topographic map, which is also known as a contour map, using the collected data, in order to provide a clear representation of the land’s surface and its various characteristics.

In addition to urban and rural planning, engineering design, construction projects, environmental assessments, and land development, topographic surveys also play an important role in a wide range of applications. Architects, engineers, land developers, and government agencies can use them to make informed decisions regarding infrastructure projects, drainage systems, building placements, and land use management, by providing valuable information. Having a detailed knowledge of the land’s topography can help identify potential challenges, analyse drainage patterns, and ensure that structures are constructed safely and efficiently, making topographic surveys a fundamental tool for effective land planning and development in the future.

The term WAE stands for “Works as Executed,” and As-builts (or As-built drawings) refer to documents that are used to record and represent the final status of a construction project or infrastructure project at the time of completion.

WAE (Work as Executed):

As the name implies, WAE refers to the set of documents, drawings, or records that accurately depicts the completed construction or engineering works. A WAE document is a document that is created after a construction project has been completed, and it serves as a record of what was actually constructed on-site. It is important to ensure that the constructed work complies with the original design and specifications in order to verify the completion of the project.

In addition to the as-built drawings, photographs, detailed descriptions, and records of any changes or modifications made during the construction process, WAE documentation may also include photographs and detailed descriptions. These records help ensure that the final project meets the agreed-upon standards and can be used for future reference, maintenance, and potential renovation or additions.

As-builts (As-built drawings):

There is a term used to refer to as-built drawings, also known as as-built drawings or record drawings, which are detailed drawings depicting the construction details, dimensions, and locations of various elements within a constructed environment. They are created during or after the construction process and reflect any changes or modifications that were made during the construction phase.

In order to ensure that the completed project is aligned with the original design intent, the as-built drawings are valuable in documenting the actual conditions of the completed project. In addition, they provide a comprehensive picture of the final built structure, including any changes or deviations from the initial design. It is common for architects, engineers, contractors, and facility managers to use as-built drawings to plan maintenance, renovation, and future building projects.

It is widely recognised that WAE and as-built documentation play a critical role in construction projects, ensuring transparency, accuracy, and accountability throughout the construction process, and facilitating efficient management of projects once they have been completed.


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