Integrated Design / Drafting Technology
We work to create and maintain a secure and accurate coordinate model of each project on an integrated data base. Field measurements are tied to the best available local datum. That framework is retained throughout the preliminary design, final design and working drawings of the project. This permits efficient, precise and appropriate management of the project from design though construction and, ultimately, certification. Using the integrated model approach also reduces chances for error through transferring data from one model to the next.
Engineering Design Technology
We use a variety of integrated design and drafting software. Our staff is proficient with some very effective modeling software for:
- Roadway Geometrics – horizontal and vertical curves, grades
- Topographic Mapping and Site Grading – roads, building sites, subdivisions
- Drainage Infrastructure – ponds, ditches, pipes, drywells, swales, lagoons
- Water Systems – system modeling, pumping, distribution systems, transmission lines, storage tanks, fire protection, landscape irrigation
- Sewer Systems – residential and industrial collectors, trunks, interceptors, in-line and off-line storage, lift stations, lagoons
- Stormwater Management – runoff prediction, collection, conveyance, storage, metering, treatment, and disposal programs, 100-year flood analysis.
Our surveyors are trained in, and equipped with, dynamic and effective tools:
- Total Stations – Rugged, highly precise electronic “all-in-one” distance, horizontal and vertical angle measuring instruments with computerized data recorders
- Global Positioning Satellite (GPS) Survey Systems – The latest technology using orbiting satellites and fixed local monuments. A very versatile technology. Pioneer currently operates three GPS systems.
- Survey Design/Drafting Software – We can download field data from anywhere via telephone model directly to our computers. In a matter of a few hours, we can have a check print or a draft topographic site map. Our party chiefs must verify the correctness of the maps built from their field surveys.