You can find out more about some of the major projects where Engineering Design services have been used. Select a project from the list to get further details on the work carried out and the services provided by the team.
Client : Mouchel and Aberdeenshire Council
Project Value : £20,000
Completion Date : 2003/2004
Mouchel had been commissioned in 2003/2004 by Aberdeenshire Council to carry out Route Action Studies of several major arterial roads in Aberdeenshire. As Sub-consultants, Dumfries and Galloway Council, Engineering Services conducted AIPs studies of the routes and drafted the corresponding sections of the reports.
This work involved collation and analysis of accident data to identify patterns, comparison with national statistics to assess the significance of these patterns, examination of contributory factors and likely causation, and formulation of recommended measures to reduce accidents.
DGDesign collects survey data using EDM equipment to supplement information from GPS.
The range of equipment operated within Design Services includes:
• Leica TCRA1105+ - Motorised reflectorless Electronic Total Station which offers a remote measurement capability on to inaccessible targets.
• Leica TPS1200 - Fully motorised, reflectorless up to 300m, Electronic Total Station with 1 person remote control operation facility
The instruments are supported by full detail / traverse kits.
DGDesign manages the Dumfries and Galloway Council Term Ground Investigation Contract and has undertaken site investigation work on Trunk Roads for the Scottish Executive. The team are experts in Geotechnical Engineering including the Certification procedures required by the Scottish Government.
Recent geotechnical survey work includes:
In addition DGDesign carried out the Desk Study for the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route for Aberdeenshire Council via Mouchel.
GPS survey and data collection to Ordnance Survey national co-ordinate system allows direct overlay onto GIS base maps. This allows an infinite amount of information on property and other spheres where the council has responsibility.
Modern GPS can now achieve accuracy of better than one cm and is now the preferred way for OS (GB) to collect data. Uses include:
Client: Dumfries and Galloway Council
Project Value: £199,000
Completion Date : 2002
DGDesign collects GPS data in formats including :
Recent commissions include:
Other commissions where GPS has been used with significant cost savings include:
Survey accuracy is typically between 7 and 10mm for individual points and with a baseline accuracy of around 20mm. GPS can be a one-man operation and data collection rates are higher and cheaper than conventional two man survey teams.