The continual improvement and upgrade to the UK’s rail infrastructure is a key focus for Plowman Craven. We work closely with clients to provide accurate and efficient measurement solutions that assist the maintenance of a safe and cost effective rail and underground network.
Having surveyed large areas of the overground rail network and approximately 60% of the London Underground, Plowman Craven brings a wealth of experience to all rail projects.
Evidence of our commitment to the rail sector is shown in our continued investment in emerging technologies such as mobile 3D laser scanning, track measuring systems, digital photography and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) while embracing new approaches such as BIM in Rail and UAV rail surveys using our new Vogel R3D system. We have the reputation of providing bespoke and unique solutions to overcome the most technical requirements.
Plowman Craven continues to invest heavily in the state-of-the-art technology, ensuring we offer the latest surveying techniques from the air and on the tracks. The advantages of our dual capability approach are multi-fold, but a major benefit is the mitigation of risk - be that programme risk, financial risk or the risk to staff working on-site.
With over 40 years’ experience in the rail industry, we’re used to creating innovative solutions to complex problems. Working with partners including Transport for London, London Underground and Network Rail, our investment in both traditional and UAV technology means we can expertly advise on the most suitable technique and approach to achieve the best outcome for any rail survey requirement.
We have dedicated in-house safety accredited/passed rail surveyors and offer an experienced workforce capable of undertaking any rail project ranging from highly accurate track measurement for gauging purposes to full 3D models of stations.
By continually improving the way we collect data, we provide a highly accurate solution for areas that are difficult to access, even to the point where, in certain situations, we eliminate track access completely.
Let’s discuss your requirements and see how our expertise in Rail Surveys can help on your next project.
Plowman Craven has more than 50 years’ experience providing integrated measurement and consultancy services to the property and infrastructure markets.