Geospatial certainty is fundamental to the success of any construction project, from design and planning stages, through to groundworks, civil and structural engineering, fit-out and cladding and recording of as-builts. Murphy Geospatial provide a range of trusted services to assist at each stage of a development project lifecycle. Our greenfield/brownfield topographical and aerial surveys provide engineers and contractors with the certainty they need to accurately plan their work. Our subsurface surveys help ensure the development is connected to existing utilities and help avoid dangerous and costly utility strikes during construction. We can assist with the accurate set-out of complex or high-precision elements of a build. Our digital reality capture techniques ensure accurate capture of the as-built outcome of a project enabling the adoption of digital maintenance processes and asset optimisation during the in-use phase of the development.
Murphy Geospatial can assist construction contractors in managing geospatial coordination on their sites. We assist through the use of near real-time verified data, and establishment of digital construction techniques and workflows. This enables early clash detection and avoidance, quantities management and collaborative working providing the best environment for optimised and efficient construction techniques. This is achieved through near real-time model updating and reporting, integrated into BIM workflows if required, providing a factual record of site activities. The result of integrating digital construction workflows through our services reduces risk, time, costs and programme. It is widely accepted that adoption of digital workflows can save on capital project costs: BIM on building projects (up to 20% savings on capital costs, BIM Task Group) and machine control in civils projects (up to 30% savings, Caterpillar).
All construction projects have an unavoidable impact on their surrounding environment throughout the construction phase. Heavy vehicle movements, excavation, piling, stockpiling of materials, steel erection and placing of concrete can generate noise, dust or vibration impacts. It is often a requirement to monitor these impacts of construction activity on neighbouring property or pieces of critical infrastructure. It is important to ensure the impacts do not exceed agreed thresholds so that the construction is not considered an excessive nuisance and that our essential infrastructure can continue to operate in a safe manner. Murphy Geospatial offer consultancy and monitoring services to provide an independent and trusted source of truth to our clients including contractors, local authorities, transport and utility infrastructure operators.
The construction sector is typically one of the biggest in any economy, generally contributing between 5 – 10% of GDP. The sector is vibrant, fast-paced but risk averse. A successful construction project balances the needs of multiple stakeholders, logistics of materials supply, availability of labour and machinery, and management of budgets and programme. Good management and coordination of these needs will result in a high-quality piece of infrastructure and provide good value to the client. Due to the scale of construction projects, small improvements in efficiency can lead to large savings. Murphy Geospatial offer multiple construction-related geospatial services to help increase efficiency, manage risk on your projects and reduce cost.