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What we do40SEVEN has highly trained engineers who are expert at providing setting out services in all environments.

Setting-out is fundamentally the reverse of surveying, whereby the future position and level of a feature or structure is marked out on the ground to enable accurate construction to take place. Typical applications include highway allignments, building layouts and civil engineering structures.


  • Highway alignments, kerb lines and road markings
  • Boundaries including fences and walls
  • Drainage alignments and chamber locations
  • Structures including bridges and tunnels
  • Building footprints, foundations, curtain walling and cladding
  • Pile locations, beam and raft layouts
  • Borehole and trial hole locations
  • Landscaping and earthworks
  • Railway allignments


  • Based on an accurately controlled and maintained network of stations for the duration of the construction works
  • Using the latest 1″ instruments and digital levels for millimetre accurate positioning
  • Coordinates uploaded digitally to a site controller to avoid any input errors
  • All set out points are surveyed, recorded and stored for auditing purposes
  • As-built drawings created and updated as the project commences
  • Accurate volume measurements of stockpiles and earthworks
  • Scheduled site attendances or reactive call-off services
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How we do itWe use high specification instrumentation and experienced surveyors to provide absolute confidence in our service.

In essence, Engineering Surveying is the reverse of Land Surveying. It involves taking an engineer’s design drawing and accurately setting out the positions and levels of the required points of a construction project. An extremely high level of accuracy is required for construction projects and 40Seven use high specification 1″ Total Stations to ensure that all setting out work is carried out as accurately as possible.
Ideally, an accurate Topographical Survey of the site will have been carried out, upon which the design drawings will have been based. All the points to be set out will then have coordinates that relate to an existing network of coordinated stations which are already present on site. This enables the setting out work to be carried out accurately and efficiently with minimum set up time.

It is vitally important to carry out as-built checks and surveys throughout the duration of a construction or civil engineering project to ensure that everything is as it should be before its too late.
Mistakes and errors do unfortunately occur in the real world, but if these aren’t corrected at an early stage then the costs to put them right later down the line or once the the project is completed, can result in extremely expensive and time consuming remediation.

Why choose 40SEVEN?What sets 40SEVEN apart?

We pride ourselves on being able to deliver a high quality product and meeting clients delivery requirements without compromise by focusing on:-

  • Quality – Every project we deliver is subject to our rigorous Quality Control process, which is managed by qualified and accredited professionals.
  • Service – Our clients are allocated a dedicated Project Manager with proven industry experience. We pride ourselves on delivering one stop shop solutions and finding creative answers to the range of challenges projects undoubtedly throw up.
  • Value – By utilizing the very latest technology and experienced surveyors based throughout the country, 40Seven provide cost efficient solutions for all our clients surveying needs.

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