SCCS News

  • SCCS Knowledge Base

    We have today  launched  our knowledge base site dedicated to surveying related support material. We are aiming to provided a comprehensive resource for surveying related information which includes video step by step tutorials and printable walkthrough guides. The searchable tutorials include diagrams and illustrations which are easy to understand and follow. We have also included a complete document library full of manuals, brochures and other useful papers.

     

    This website will continue to expand and updated with new information as we share our extensive knowledge and expertise in surveying related instrumentation and practises.

     

    Visit: https://kb.sccssurvey.co.uk

     

    SCCS Knowledge Base
  • Frequently Asked Questions of the Leica DS2000 Utility Detection Radar

    Common questions on the new Leica DS2000 utility detection radar answered by Thomas Grant-Jones, technical advisor for detection and avoidance solutions at SCCS.

    A brief overview of the Leica DS2000 Utility Detection Radar.

    The Leica DS2000 detects and positions underground assets, gathering vital information. Data collection and export of underground utilities, from storm sewers to fibre optics is possible with the Leica DS2000.

    Click here for full Leica DS2000 Spec.

    Key Benefits include

    • Comprehensive detection and underground mapping.
    • Identify assets and potential threats.
    • Data storage and export.
    • Advanced ergonomics for easy manoeuvrability.

     

     

    FAQs

     

    What separates the Leica DS2000 from other utility detection GPRs?

    The Leica DS2000 is a robust, user friendly system. It features two frequencies meaning that it’s able to comfortably look into both shallow and deeper ground at any one point. This means you’re able to clearly see both shallow and deeper services on the screen at the time of acquisition.

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    On average in the UK & ROI, what would you say is the deepest you can see to effectively locate utilities?

    This is variable as ground conditions aren’t the same everywhere – however, on average I’d say anything between 1.5 – 2.5 meters.

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    If I’ve used a DS2000 GPR on a project, does this mean I wouldn’t need to use an Ezicat & Genny or vice versa?

    No, in accordance with PAS128 these are two separate steps in utility detection. You can miss things with an Ezicat that you wouldn’t necessarily miss with a GPR – for example: plastic pipes that carry water or gas.

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    Utility surveying is a new service provision to our company, we’re not in a position to invest in all of the kit until demand picks up. Is there an alternative to purchasing a system straight away?

    Of course, SCCS has a big rental fleet with competitive rates for both one off and long term hire periods.

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    What do I need to know before if I purchase or hire a DS2000?

    Nothing necessarily, we can provide you with comprehensive product training and also give you an understanding of what different features look like in DS2000 data.

     

    Do you provide customer support for the?

    Yes, all you need to do is give SCCS a call or email for any queries on how to use the GPR.

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    Our client hasn’t stated whether or not they want the services marked on-site or if they want a paper trail?

    No issue, any data recorded with a DS2000 is automatically saved to the tablet (PC). Once a GPR survey is finished you can print out a PDF survey report which will contain information on the completed survey.

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    Can you use GPS with GPR?

    Absolutely, you can use the DS2000 with or without GPS. We can provide you with a GPS system that talks directly to the software. Alternatively, you can use your own system as long as it meets the minimum requirements ($GP GGA, serial port or Bluetooth connection, and a minimum of 5Hz).

     

  • Successful STAR*NET Training

    SCCS and Microsurvey recently hosted a 3 day training campus for Star*Net in which the SCCS training facility accommodated new and experienced users over the event.

    Successful STAR*NET Training

     

    Our classroom was filled with individuals from multiple disciplines and companies, from complete beginners to experienced users. The candidates were tutored over 3 days and gained experience using the software. Teaching them to get the most beneficial use of software and practical use of data import converters, bespoke configuration for different survey types and instrumentation, setting up  the system for different projects, knowledge to understand the mathematics of the least squares adjustment and the significance of the Chi Squared test. The days also covered total station, levelling and GNSS networks with troubleshooting workflows.

    Overall a great success and many thanks to all those who attended.

  • New Job Vacancies

    Service Administrator

    This is a customer focused position is a great opportunity for an organised and self-motivated individual.

    The key aspects of the job are:

    • Booking surveying equipment in for service and repair
    • Dealing with telephone enquiries/orders from customers
    • Quotations to customers
    • Liaison with the workshop/ warehouse/ external repair companies to coordinate repairs
    • Maintenance of repair, delivery and invoice records

    It’s really important you work well as part of this small, friendly team and this is an interesting and varied role. Candidates should be able to display good communication and team skills and an excellent telephone manner. Hours 8.30am to 5.30pm Salary £24,750.

    Initially a fixed 12 month contract to cover maternity leave.

    Please send your CV to recruitment@sccssurvey.co.uk


    Hire Desk Service Engineer

    Due to continuing expansion we are currently seeking an additional member to our hire team to manage and process hire orders. We are looking for an individual to provide detailed technical skills to our hire team - ideally you will have a surveying or engineering background. As part of the training for this position there will be an initial role on our technical support desk. This is a fundamentally important new role on our hire desk.

    Key Responsibilities Include:

    • Taking and processing equipment hire orders
    • Arranging delivery and collection of orders in accordance with customer requirements
    • Developing and maintaining detailed knowledge of hire instruments in order to provide comprehensive support to hire customers
    • General ad hoc duties as required
    • Hire stock management and control

    Characteristics/Skills:

    • Strong relationship and customer service skills
    • Tidy and organised
    • Technical experience of surveying and construction
    • Focused, self-motivating approach

    Working days are Monday to Friday with hours 9am to 6pm. Salary £22,000 to £30,000 dependent on experience.

    Please send your CV to recruitment@sccssurvey.co.uk


  • Leica Cloudworx for AutoCAD Upgrade Offer

    Limited time offer

    As an existing user of Leica products, to further increase your productivity, Leica Geosystems are pleased to offer you a limited time offer to upgrade to “Cloudworx for AutoCAD PRO” at a very low price.

    Until March 10th 2017, you can upgrade as follows: Leica CloudWorx AutoCAD Pro Upgrade from Basic for just £700 ex VAT!

    Leica Cloudworx for AutoCAD Upgrade Offer

     

    This represents a a huge saving and is offered as part of the JetStream introduction to provide a path to maximum productivity, all in one step.

    A CCP must be purchased for £700 ex VAT as part of this upgrade (payable monthly via direct debit) - and you can add JetStream whenever you wish. The CCP allows the user to access support plus ongoing upgrades, many of which are planned for the future.

    Cloudworx for AutoCAD PRO offers significant benefits on top of the Cloudworx BASIC feature set.

    Some of these are:

    • Modeling Tools - cylinders, patches etc.
    • Clashing Tools - a very useful feature, especially in Plant applications.
    • SmartPicks.
    • TruSpace.
      • Use TruSpace with imagery.
      • Draw over a picture within TruSpace - civil, architecture, BIM etc.
      • TruSpace makes a project significantly easier to visualise.
      • Cloudworx fitting commands available directly from TruSpace.
      • Pick it, and have it found via region grow.
    • Colour Mapping - change colour of point clouds, switch from RGB to Intensity, on-the-fly.
    • Fit Section command – architecture, BIM, and plant. Easily fit lines.
    • UCS Orientation Tools - One click to place the UCS.
    • Survey Features - find ground points etc.
    • Point Extraction - to use with the final AutoCAD data to create a mesh.
    • Fit centre lines accurately to scanned pipes - use centre lines as a basis for intelligent modelling.

    Combining JetStream with an upgrade of your BASIC “Cloudworx for AutoCAD” product to the PRO version will enable you to vastly increase your productivity, maximising your investment and your profit.

    Contact our dedicated sales team 01480 404888 or email sales@sccssurvey.co.uk for further details.

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Used Equipment

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