Setting Out

After surveying a project area, architects and design engineers need the data to be transformed into physical detail on site; setting out is the next phase before construction work begins. Our experienced setting out engineers will use modern technology and instrumentation combined with National Grid and Ordnance Survey coordinates. They physically and precisely mark out details from survey data, drawings and models onto the ground using pegs.

Our setting out engineers can pinpoint positions and set out subterranean features such as pile positions, drainage and ground beams as well as structures to be built above ground such as gridlines, brickwork, stud walls, columns, cladding, reinforced concrete slabs.

SJ Geomatics employs skilled, quality setting out engineers who can work from CAD or hard copy; coordinate spreadsheets or annotated drawings, to set out for a variety of projects.

SJ Geomatics is a Suffolk based company, offering a variety of surveying services and engineer services throughout the UK. We can send high quality surveyors to carry out topographical surveys, measured building surveys and underground detection surveys, then using the data collected, our team of setting out engineers will get your project ready to start construction.

If you need a site setting out engineer or a surveyor, contactSteve Jones for a free, no obligation quotation.


  • New buildings
  • Foundations
  • Brickwork
  • Stud walls
  • RC slabs
  • Cladding
  • Columns
  • Roads and road curves
  • Drainage layouts
  • Ground beams
  • Piles
  • Gridlines