Digital Surveys and Remote Asset Monitoring
At BES Group, we stand as your trusted advisor for cutting-edge digital surveys and remote asset monitoring
As a leading provider, we specialise in delivering topographical, bathymetric, and sonar imaging surveys with a focus on precision and reliability. Our extensive experience equips us to provide accurate and detailed data, empowering our clients in planning, design, construction, maintenance, and inspection projects.
How our services can help you and your business
We can use our expertise and experience to provide you with accurate and detailed maps of your land surface, to support you at all stages of your project. Our experience in providing detailed co-ordinates for bridges, dams and sewerage outfalls have complemented and supported our other divisions during Bridge Assessments, Bathymetric Surveys and at the outset of design projects.
Our survey teams are experienced in working with the following systems and are supported by competent CAD (Computer Aided Design) Technicians experienced in the preparation and manipulation of technical drawings.
- Complex Engineering Surveying
- Structural Monitoring
- Traditional Topographic Surveys
- Railway Surveys
- 3D Point Cloud Scanning and Modelling
- BIM Modelling
- Setting Out
- 3D CAD Modelling and Visualisations
Over time, our dedicated infrastructure team at BES Group has developed methodologies to record riverbed profiles and monitor their evolution over an extended duration.
We possess the capability to map your seafloor accurately, creating precise nautical charts applicable throughout your project’s lifecycle — from planning and design to maintenance and environmental management. Our Bathymetric Surveys have aided various clients, including conducting Underwater Scour Inspections on behalf of Network Rail, National Highways, and numerous Local Authorities.
With the sustained trust of our customers, we have consistently remained at the forefront of technological innovation. This commitment has allowed us to enhance our standard offerings, leading to:
- Improved understanding of riverbed behaviors
- Enhanced comprehension of scour development
Our survey teams employ standard Topographical Survey techniques, utilising GPS-based survey equipment with depth sounders. This can involve a standard ranging rod with a GPS receiver or an echo sounder attached to a boat or handheld device. Our Bathymetric and Sonar surveys are carried out at particular instances by a survey team, whereas we also provide fixed remote monitoring systems to detect scour (or a proxy for scour).
Scour Assessments are typically conducted following the guidelines of BA 74/06, titled “Assessment of Scour at Highway Structures.”Get in touch to find out more
We use Sonar Surveying to map underwater environments to enable us to more accurately inspect underwater structures, such as bridges, pipelines, and shipwrecks.
Detailed images enable us to assess the condition of these structures in order to carry out repairs or maintenance. Our team of specialist engineers have a proven track record of success in delivering high-quality results. In the past, we’ve supported Network Rail in developing the provision of a rapid bed level survey, under flood conditions.
We possess a combination of local and global knowledge, highly experienced teams and cutting edge technology, meaning we can deliver on any of your requirements.
We have integrated our Sonar Imaging surveying with our Topographical and Bathymetric services. This has enabled us to undertake complex surveys and investigations of tunnel structures beneath rivers, including the identification of structural elements and their interface with the built environment and existing natural features.
- Using the MS1000 software platform, the BES Group can deliver sonar data that can be correlated with known geographic co-ordinates or to a relative grid. GPS not only provides the accuracy needed for positioning the scanning sonar, but also allows the sonar operator to record targets with associated coordinates for further analysis.
- All exported data can then be tailored to suit our customers’ requirements, including geo-referenced survey plots, images and defects.
Hear what our customers have to say
We care about the journey we take our customers on, but it’s not our word you should be taking, see what our customers think of the service we provided!
The industry requires competence to be demonstrated, typically through UKAS accreditation, which is a prerequisite for many major clients. BES is type A accredited, which is preferred, they can provide highly objective opinions.
Senior Project Manager
BES is a really disruptive force in the market, they are able to provide a variety of necessary services to their customers and none of the other big players are able to provide that breadth of services.
We have been with BES for the past 5 years and don’t plan on switching providers. They are very flexible with their services and are able to bring the best inspectors who can deal with on the ground challenges and build real relationships with clients.
Global Technical Services Manager
Why choose BES Group
We complement our specialised skills with cutting-edge technologies to further enhance our operational capabilities. Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), underwater sonar, and digital scanning techniques provide us with precise and efficient data gathering, even in remote or hazardous settings.
Unmatched capabilities for challenging environments
BES Group stands apart as a specialist in inspecting structures in even the most challenging locations and environments. Our team possesses extensive expertise in rope access, confined space entry, and underwater inspection techniques, enabling us to reach and assess structures that would otherwise be inaccessible.
Unwavering safety commitment
We prioritise safety throughout every project, ensuring the well-being of our team and your assets.