The Leica ScanStation C10 laser scanner and Leica Cyclone software are featured in the new series 'Time Scanners' produced by award-winning documentary company Atlantic Productions and sponsored by National Geographic.
Posted on April 14, 2014 by Curtis Woodward
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Posted on April 11, 2014 by Curtis Woodward
Each year Nottingham Trent University brings in an external company to provide training on GNSS equipment and procedures for second year Civil Engineering students, many of whom go on to a year's placement on construction sites or with surveying companies.
This year SCCS – The Surveying Equipment Company kindly helped out, sending NTU alumnus Muneer Hassan with two other members of staff Tom Button and Will Livermore, who is an NTU civil engineering student on placement with the company.
Muneer (Technical Sales & Support Manager at SCCS) led the instruction of five 3-hour classes over three days, covering mapping to OS co-ordinates, transformation from WGS84 via OS to local plane grid and setting-out, with other exercises along the way. NTU students appreciated the opportunity to learn and practise with the latest equipment - all hands-on, as SCCS kindly supplied one instrument set per three students.
“The students enjoyed and appreciated Muneer's teaching style, with numerous anecdotes relating to situations encountered on site in the course of his work, and very valuable reinforcement of NTU teaching of good practice such as independent checks at every stage, work ethic and professionalism.
The NTU civil engineering team are very appreciative of Muneer and the SCCS team’s support (thank you, Paul MacArthur), and look forward to working together again in the future.”
Phil Sargent - Senior Lecturer in Engineering Surveying
Posted on April 9, 2014 by Curtis Woodward
Accurate and precise laser scanning at the touch of a single button with the NEW Leica ScanStation P15. Data quality and high performance along with easy and simple to use workflows make the Leica ScanStation P15 an absolute solution for organisations entering the laser scanning field.
The Leica ScanStation P15 accomplishes an extraordinarily fast scan rate of a million points per second which produces the finest quality 3D data possible for scans with up to 40metre ranges. The P15 also comes with the best in its class tilt and angular measurement compensation making it ideally suited for precise and quick as-built surveys
Robustly built, the Leica ScanStation P15 can be used even under the most challenging conditions. With an environmental rating of IP54, the Leica ScanStation P15 operates at temperatures ranging from –20° C to +50° C and also enables 3D scanning in full sunlight or complete darkness.
The Leica ScanStation P15 features an intuitive and user-friendly touch screen interface. The one-touch scan button and wizard style software guarantee an easy workflow and enable a fast data check in the field. Combined with WLAN remote control, the Leica ScanStation P15 can be operated by any handheld device.
Posted on March 21, 2014 by Curtis Woodward
International Railway Infrastructure Exhibition
SCCS - The Survey Equipment Company will be attending the 10th International Railway Infrastructure Exhibition at Earls Court, London from the 20th -22nd May 2014.
As the leading supplier of surveying equipment to the rail and tunnelling industries we will be showcasing some of the professional solutions and services we provide. We look forward to welcoming you there.
Posted on February 28, 2014 by Curtis Woodward
Britannia Archaeology regularly use SCCS to supply a Smartrover GS08 to meet all of our surveying needs. We have used the equipment on both excavations and geophysical projects. When on an excavation we use the GS08 to stake out the location of our trial trenches, survey in the boundaries of the site, locate and record any archaeological features as well as a whole other host of surveying activities. When used on Geophysical work we use the device to set out a 20 x 20m grid across the site which we will then investigate using a detailed magnetometer survey. The kit has always been of a high order and we have had no problems, the staff at SCCS are always helpful and go the extra mile to help us achieve the excellent service we like to provide our clients.
Martin Brook, Project Manager Britannia Archaeology
Posted on February 17, 2014 by Curtis Woodward
The Severn Partnership are at the forefront of providing innovative 3D solutions for their clients with an emphasis on BIM and their sister company Seeable. With the help and support of SCCS they have upgraded to the very latest Leica ScanStation P20 Laser Scanner which strengthens their expanding capabilities in both the building and rail industries.
The Leica P20 is the best Ultra-high speed scanner in its class and records up to 1 million points per second and also brings unprecedented data quality close up and at range (up to 120m), plus outstanding environmental capabilities, survey-grade tilt compensation, and an industry first "Check & Adjust" capability.
SCCS are very pleased to continue to train and support The Severn Partnership with all their laser scanning hardware and software requirements whilst also keeping them up-to-date with industry developments. This investment puts them at the forefront of this technology and we wish them every success with their future ScantoBIM projects.
Posted on February 13, 2014 by Curtis Woodward
SCCS were proud exhibitors at the BTS (British Tunnelling Society) Conference and Exhibition at The Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre in October last year. Focussing on planning, design and major projects in the UK, SCCS showcased the recently launched Leica Nova MS50 MultiStation which has revolutionised measuring in the geospatial world.
Posted on February 4, 2014 by Curtis Woodward
The new building has been designed for a centrally located logistics team, to include hire, sales, administration, repair and training.
Paul MacArthur Group Managing Director of SCCS added.
'I am delighted to have this project underway. We have designed a space to future proof our growth plans. This will allow us to provide a core distribution centre and full training facilities for our clients. The new workshop facility will be second to none when compared to any independent distributor of surveying equipment in Europe.'
Posted on January 16, 2014 by Curtis Woodward
The new MS50 MultiStation from Leica is set to revolutionise the world of geospatial data capture. The MS50 brings together precise 3D terrestrial laser scanning, precision 1" total station capability, digital imaging with elements of photogrammetry, and GNSS connectivity. This advanced measuring functionality and huge range of applications is easy to use and provides a unique solution in the market.
Posted on December 16, 2013 by Curtis Woodward
November 2013 saw the annual London Survey Dinner hosted by SCCS – The Survey Equipment Company. The event saw 120 leading members of greater London’s geospatial community past and present gather at the Dover Street Restaurant in Mayfair for a reception, networking dinner and awards presentation. Within a lively atmosphere of chatter and live music the invited guests enjoyed drinks and a three course dinner and the chance to catch up with peers, a broad selection of SCCS staff and even a few competitors late into the night.
For the first time at the event SCCS awarded three awards. The winners were chosen in three categories. Most Innovative Use of New Technology, Technical Collaborator of the Year and SCCS Partner Project of the Year.
Most Innovative Use of New Technology was presented to Nigel Drayton and Ian Campbell of Costain working on the National Grid London Power Tunnels-Costain Skanska JV project for their early adoption of the Leica MS50 Multi Station for monitoring the thickness and profile of the sprayed concrete lining being applied on the project. The use of MS50 saved significant time and provided richer data than the previously used standard survey practice.
Technical Collaborator of the Year was presented to Steven Thurgood of Skanska Civil Engineering for his approach to developing, communicating and sharing best practice. Steve and his Costain Skanska JV engineering surveying team at Crossrail Paddington C405 have made significant developments in geospatial practices and practical monitoring solutions. The project runs the world’s largest homogeneous Automatic Total Station network operating on Leica GeoMoS software, with 46 Leica TM30 networked instruments measuring approximately 2100 prisms per cycle with up to 8 cycles per day. Steven has consistently been proactive in sharing information for the benefit of the project, Crossrail and the wider industry.
SCCS Partner Project of the Year was presented to Michael May, representing the Victoria Station Upgrade project currently being undertaken by Taylor Woodrow BAM Nuttall JV. The project, involving both above and below ground works for London Underground is complex in nature and TWBN have worked closely with SCCS to develop systems and practices for precise monitoring and control that would previously have been outsourced. This spirit of partnership and shared development has been to the benefit of both the contractor, SCCS and ultimately the client as the project is currently progressing on program.