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Opus Tower Surveys Opus International Consultants

We are Opus Tower Surveys We are recognised as one of the UK’s leading teams of Chartered Surveyors providing geomatics and surveying services.

Topographical surveying

Boundary disputes

Measured building surveys

Track geometry surveys

Utilities surveying

Underground void inspections

CCTV surveying

Building Information Modelling (BIM)

Laser scanning

Setting out

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Our smart and agile team is highly skilled and works across a range of sectors, where our clients benefit from our use of the latest technology and involvement in industry innovations.

Our global team of 350 surveyors provide our clients with accurate, efficient and cost effective services using our 'Whole of Life' approach. Using Building Information Modelling (BIM) we provide detailed information to help our clients to make well informed decisions.

Recent projects include:

Research and development

Remaining committed to Health and Safety, we work with our clients to create a zero harm culture.

Providing a richer data set to help Opus engineers improve lifeboat facilities for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI)

Aiding flood protection schemes for the Environment Agency

Developing facilities at the London 2012 Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Refurbishing heritage property and buildings of national importance

Assisting on anti-terrorism projects by providing surveying services

Surveying services for the iconic ‘Coronation Street’ at Granada Studios to assist with sale preparation

Supported by the UK government, Opus is investing in research with Nottingham Trent University to develop technology that can detect the level of rust from up to 100m away. This could save tens of millions of pounds a year in costs and remove the need for potentially dangerous inspections.

Widening of M1 Motorway Opus was involved in widening a 23km stretch of the M1 between Junction 25 and 28 from three lanes to four. •

Surveying and control points to provide accurate picture of motorway

Reopening route for East West Rail Link East West Rail is a major UK rail project to establish a strategic railway connecting East Anglia with Central, Southern and Western England. •

Planning and setting out services

" The industry is keen to make more of what

already exists rather than keep building new structures, which can impact upon the environment, health and safety and budgets." James Hulme, Opus Tower Surveys Managing Director


Surveying services

Assisting the Environment Agency Opus continues to provide surveying services to the EA. A focus of the work is assessing levels for flood risk assessment, as well as service clearance for site investigation. Topographical survey • River section survey • Building threshold level survey • Reservoir monitoring survey •

Asset Management at University of Portsmouth This project involved mapping drainage at 76 buildings, as part of an asset management programme to enable the university to take a proactive approach to maintenance. CCTV survey • Confined space entry • Traffic management •

Setting Out for alternative energy plant Opus worked on the 38MW Sleaford Renewable Energy Plant, which generates sufficient electricity to power 65,000 homes per year. •

Work undertaken to very tight tolerances, usually +/-3mm

Virtual reality for arts centre

Canada - north to west survey

The Orangery Arts Centre in Wakefield was refurbished to encourage greater public participation in the arts and Opus worked on an initiative to allow online visitors to take a virtual tour of the grounds.

Surveyors in Canada undertook a survey of a 1236km of the administrative boundary between the Northwest Territories and Nunavut Mining Districts. The technology required was at the very cutting edge of innovation.

Laser scanning to create a 3D model

Supporting United Utilities on AMP6 Framework Opus is working with United Utilities on the AMP6 framework which will continue until 2020. The sites range from public highways, public land, industrial sites and urban housing estates. Final deliverables including AutoCAD 3D DWG, 2D DWG, Local Grid and National Grid deliverables. Topographical survey • Underground utility survey •

Tram provides reliable service The new tram line makes it much easier to get in and out of Nottingham, helping provide a fast, reliable service. •

Established new control and validated existing survey control

Topographic survey - underground utility surveys - measured building surveys - CCTV drainage surveys

Driving tourism in Australian outback The Tanami Road in remote northern Australia is known as one of the worst roads in the country. The topographic survey is part of Opus' project to design the upgrade of a section of the road from unsealed to sealed. •

Topographical survey

Rebuilding Liberia’s roads After years of civil unrest, developing a 10 year output performance-based road contract with the World Bank is slowly restoring Liberia’s standing. For the Infrastructure Implementation Unit of the Ministry of Public Works (Liberia) Opus provided supervision, contract management, quality assurance, auditing and asset management systems.


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Check out Opus Tower Surveys' brochure for the latest news and project updates!