Determining the verticality of buildings to assist in discussions between owners and insurance companies has been a new aspect of surveying.

We have carried out a lot of verticality surveys following the earthquakes to determine how much, if at all, walls are sloping and to help structural engineers design repair strategies or determine if the building has to be demolished.

Single story dwellings, apartment blocks and commercial buildings, multi storey buildings as well as carpark buildings are typical buildings we have been involved with.

The equipment used has mainly been the Trimble Robotic reflectorless total station and the Nikon reflectorless total station.