Scanning the Chester Shot Tower
As a marketer, it’s often that I’m in the situation where I learn what I need to know from websites, images, blog posts and occasionally books, but it’s not very often that I come across the opportunity to be there when the surveyors carry out their work, so this was a great chance to learn… Continue reading
We have a new London office
We’ve had a London office for just over a year now, and it’s been great being situated in the heart of the capital. Since establishing the office last January, we’ve met some great people, started working with new clients and have continually made efforts to enhance our presence in and around London. With that said,… Continue reading
What’s going to happen to Liverpool City Centre?
Since being named Capital of Culture in 2008, Liverpool has been an area of continual growth and development over the last decade. There have been numerous, significant developments in the city centre, including Liverpool One, Mann Island, Princes Dock and the Echo Arena and Convention Centre, encouraging tourists from all over the world to… Continue reading
Ever wondered what it is that Formby Surveys does?
Of course, we produce topographical surveys and can assist you and your business with our 3D Laser Scanning services, but what does that actually entail? Over the years we’ve become involved in the delivery of CPD presentations to a wide array of businesses, engaging professionals and enabling them to understand our vast range of surveying… Continue reading
What makes a good surveyor?
The importance of a surveyor can never be overly emphasised; incorporating a surveyor in any project is a necessary step to be taken in every house renovation, building development or shop re-fit, the list is almost endless. Having your project properly surveyed helps establish property boundaries. Not only can mistakes involving encroachments and easements slow… Continue reading
CICES North West host Survey4BIM
The CICES North West region recently hosted a CPD event at their offices in Sale, presented by the cross-industry Survey4Bim group. The speakers were Survey4BIM committee members, Simon Navin (Ordnance Survey) and Mark Lawton (Skanska) who explained the history and reasons behind the group as well as detailing the Big 5 Challenges in achieving BIM… Continue reading
Formby Surveys have invested in UAV technology
Formby Surveys make continual efforts to stay at the forefront of surveying technology by integrating new equipment that will improve our service offering wherever possible. It’s no secret that, in recent years, UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) have become incredibly popular, being adopted by aerial photographers to capture impressive video footage of cityscapes, measuring wildlife in… Continue reading
Could we simplify “Too Much Information”?
If you’ve been on social media in recent months, you may have noticed this short film,” Too Much Information. Too Much Information” was created to help 56 million people gain a deeper understanding of autism and the complications it poses to those who have the condition. Sometimes, autistic people become overloaded by their surroundings, which… Continue reading
Our staff have completed a confined space entry course
Four members of the Formby Surveys and Geoterra team have completed a two-day confined space entry course to enhance our continually growing range of services. Managing Director, Andy Roberts, Surveyors Jeff Davies and Andy Fellowes from Formby Surveys and our strategic partner and Geoterra Managing Director, Mark Hudson all attended the course to better serve the… Continue reading
We’ve modelled a Pokestop!
If you hadn’t heard of Pokémon when it first became a worldwide phenomenon in 1995, you’ve surely heard about the recent release of the new app everyone seems to be talking about, Pokémon GO. Pokémon GO is a free-to-play, location-based, augmented reality mobile game, making use of GPS and the camera of compatible mobile… Continue reading