UAV Aerial Surveys and Inspection

Our dedicated UAV division provides a wide range of surveying and inspection services for property, rail and infrastructure projects.

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One Stop Shop

From planning to end-use, we collaborate with clients at every stage of the project lifecycle.

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We’re working on some of the UK’s most exciting property and infrastructure projects.

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Welcome to Plowman Craven

Plowman Craven provides integrated measurement and consultancy services to the property and infrastructure markets, pioneering the use of technical innovation to deliver proven expertise and trusted results throughout the project lifecycle.

With more than 50 years’ experience, the company is built on honesty, integrity and a reputation for consistent delivery of quality service to customers who trust our expertise and professionalism.

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Advice, services & solutions at every stage of the project lifecycle…

Feasibility & Planning
  • Topographical & Utilities Mapping

    Traditional techniques combined with mobile scanning, aerial UAV mapping and GPR provide cost-effective soutions

  • BIM Consultancy

    Our industry-recognised BIM Survey specification provides the platform for any BIM project

  • Scan to BIM

    Our BIM-ready models create a rich database of information to provide the platform for a project’s success

  • Infrastructure Surveys

    We've been involved in many major urban regen projects including King's Cross, Earls Court & Greenwich Peninsula

  • Rail Surveys

    With 25 years' experience surveying the UK rail network we provide accurate and efficient measurement solutions

  • Aerial Surveys & Inspections

    Our UAV services are integrated into existing workflow, producing survey accurate data

  • Correlation Surveys

    Understanding the correlation between above and below ground structures avoids major incidents

  • Environmental Design & Assessment

    We work with all key stakeholders including Engineers, Architects and Local Authorities

  • Measured Building Surveys

    Full provision of floor plans, elevations and sections

  • Area Referencing

    Providing complete building measurement solutions including IPMS, GEA, GIA and NIA

  • BIM Consultancy

    Established knowledge in the BIM environment with the ability to advise on protocols and execution plans

  • Scan to BIM

    The provision of point cloud or 3D parametric models that can be federated with other models

  • Infrastructure Surveys

    At King's Cross we produced a range of survey information, covering buildings, railway lines, tunnels and utilities

  • Rail Surveys

    We provide bespoke technical solutions for clients such as London Underground, Network Rail & Crossrail

  • Correlation Surveys

    Continual management of risk both above and below ground

  • Environmental Management & Monitoring

    Support with environmental consents and pre-construction monitoring

  • Schedule of Condition

    Our innovative Condition Capture combines an interactive report with 360° high-resolution imagery

  • Structural & Geotechnical Monitoring

    Providing measurement & monitoring expertise for deformation, deflection and settlement

  • BIM Consultancy

    Construction Verification audits as-built construction against what was designed

  • Scan to BIM

    Real-time point cloud data capture aligned with the delivery of 'as built' models supports construction verification, clash detection and design comparisons

  • Infrastructure Surveys

    All measurement survey data can be easily accessed by all stakeholders

  • Rail Surveys

    Our rail team created a ground-breaking solution to support the installation of cable systems and overhead lines on Crossrail

  • Aerial Surveys & Inspections

    The use of UAV's improves communication, safety and point-in-time information

  • Environmental Management & Monitoring

    We monitor noise, vibration and air quality during construction to help clients meet local authority requirements

  • Structural & Geotechnical Monitoring

    Manual and automated monitoring of everything from vibration & convergence to strain & inclination

  • Construction Verification

    Construction Verification plays a major part in mitigating costly delays, RFI’s, re-works, legal and financial variations

In Use
  • BIM Consultancy

    Continued advice and support throughout the operation and management of the facility

  • Scan to BIM

    Accurate and timely data to support updates, refurbishment and continued development

  • Infrastructure Surveys

    Providing a full range of surveying services enables us to offer support and advice for the lifetime of a facility

  • Rail Surveys

    Maintaining the skills and investment needed to support the UK raIl infrastructure upgrade remains a key focus

  • Aerial Surveys & Inspections

    Continued aerial monitoring and inspection of condition provides a valuable tool in the management of any property

  • Area Referencing

    Independent specialists backed up by a duty of care

  • Schedule of Condition

    Supporting estate teams with transactions, leases and negotiations

  • Building Surveying & Technical Due Diligence

    We can provide a 'one-stop-shop' Technical Due Diligence service whether for a large portfolio or single asset

  • Lease Plans & Boundaries

    As a Chartered Surveying company we offer expertise in the supply of lease plans and the survey of commercial property boundaries

  • Estate Data Management & Consultancy

    We provide continued management and maintenance of Geospatial data throughout the lifetime of a property

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UK Infrastructure Show

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Visit us on stand 32 to learn how we combine state-of-the-art equipment with technical expertise to deliver a range of measurement and consultancy services to UK Infrastructure projects.

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Recent Awards

Construction News Specialists Awards 2018
UKRIA Service Innovation Finalist 2018
RBA Service Innovation Finalist 2018

Build Awards Winners 2016

Construction News Specialists Awards 2017
Tunnelling Awards 2016
Constructing Excellence Finalist 2015

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