Almost every construction project requires the contractor to produce as-built drawings. As-builts show the actual position and elevation of the permanent features on the ground, including buildings, deep and shallow utilities, manholes, valves, hydrants, street lights, fences, and more.

At Design Works, we believe that good as-built drawing has the potential to be incredibly valuable to the owners, operators of infrastructure, and later for future projects. Let us assist you in accurately documenting any design change.

A Real Property Report, often referred to as an RPR is a legal document that illustrates the location of significant improvements relative to property boundaries. These include homes, decks, garages, large sheds, pools, fences, etc. An RPR will also show relevant land information such as easements, right-of-ways, and overland water drainage restrictions.

Design Works offers comprehensive understanding and reasonable cost options for:

  • Home Buyers
  • Home Owners
  • Municipalities
  • Financing and Mortgage Companies and Banks
  • Real Estate Professionals

When improving of an existing lot is considered, a plot plan in many municipalities, might be all the building department requires. These plans provide valuable information about property, such as existing structures, manmade features, and proposed improvements to the land. Plot plans show the property dimensions, where the builder plans to put the improvements on the lot, the setback lines and easements.

If you require a plot plan for your development, our dedicated survey team will be happy to assist you.

Lot Grading Certificate is a critical component of new home construction, landscaping, and renovations. Many municipalities require a Lot Grading Certificate to ensure good drainage away from buildings and adjacent properties for the benefit of property owners. It protects against flooding and property damage. Lot Grading Certificates must always be provided by a professional land surveyor.

Design Works prepares such certificates under the guidance of the Alberta Land Surveyors’ Association and uses strict procedures that match municipal requirements.

The purpose of Topographic Surveys is to collect survey data about the natural and man-made features of the land, as well as its elevations. Topographic plans are used to show elevations and grading features for engineers, architects, and building contractors.

Design Works offers extensive experience in topographical surveying services in a wide range of industries, planning and development, civil engineering and construction.

Anytime a building is constructed, there are both physical and legal consideration involved. Site Plans are most often requested to obtain building and development permits for property improvements. Such plans show buildings, parking, access, landscaping and any other structure that is part of a development project.

Our survey team prepares detailed Site Plans and works closely with the client to ensure successful submission of the application for building and/or development permit.

Subdivision is the dividing of a single parcel of land into two or more parcels, each to be given a separate title. It is also used for existing lot line adjustments. DesignWorks has an Alberta Land Surveyor on staff to satisfy all our client’s legal survey needs, which include:

  • Conducting a site survey prior to subdivision design
  • Preparing a tentative plan and application package for approval
  • Acting as an agent for the owner of land in submitting a subdivision to the local authority
  • Assisting in the subdivision process through presentations and appeals
  • Preparing Descriptive Plan or Plan of Survey
  • Assisting in the registration process with Land Titles

A condominium cannot legally exist without a registered condominium plan. DesignWorks has dedicated Alberta Land Surveyor on board, that assists our clients with registration of Condominium Plans in the form of:

  • a strata plan, used to describe volumes of space, usually defined by reference to floors, walls and ceilings
  • a bare land subdivision, used to describe horizontal parcels of land by reference to surveyed boundaries.

In Construction Surveys, surveyors calculate and mark on the ground horizontal and vertical position of specific design elements. These can be: new building excavation stakeouts, construction layouts, route surveys for roads and utilities, grid line layouts, and more.

Design Works provides construction surveying services to clients involved in residential, commercial and industrial developments.

Almost every construction project requires the contractor to produce as-built drawings. As-builts show the actual position and elevation of the permanent features on the ground, including buildings, deep and shallow utilities, manholes, valves, hydrants, street lights, fences, and more.

In Design Works, we believe that good as-built drawing has the potential to be incredibly valuable to the owners, operators of infrastructure, and later for future projects. Let us assist you in accurately documenting any design change.