Land Surveying

Land surveying is an integral component of all infra-structure design, construction and rehabilitation  projects. CEM’s surveyors ensure the legality of land ownership by  carefully establishing accurate boundary locations, and ensure that construction activities are conducted in a safe, efficient and economical manner.

  • Land Surveying
Services We Provide:
Boundary Survey
Maryland State Highway Administration, Environmental Programs Division
Smith Farm Wetland Mitigation Metes & Bounds Survey; Goldsboro, Caroline County, Maryland

Project Scope

CEM was tasked with conducting a 157-acre metes and bounds survey for this wetland mitigation site, including: field traversing, boundary determination computations, property marker re-establishment, and work map preparation.

Challenge

There were minimum boundary descriptions and property evidence from adjoining properties, which created a deficit in information to execute the project.

Solution

With a commitment to clear and proactive communication, CEM engaged with property owners and accurately established boundaries by creating a digital mosaic of old deeds, and overlaying the mosaic on present-day aerial imagery.

Community Impact

The creation of a 26-acre wetland mitigation site will help offset any potential wetland impacts associated with future improvements of MD 404 in Caroline County.

Relationship

CEM joined forces with SHA on this project in May 2015 and successfully completed the project in April 2016.

Responsibility

High ($100,000 < Budget < $1,000,000)

Construction Stake-Out
Allan Myers
MD 272 at Tiger Drive Intersection Construction Stakeout; Rising Sun, Cecil County, Maryland

Project Scope

CEM staked out reference points to guide construction of this road intersection improvement project, including: silt fence placement, paving edges, road widening limits, storm drains, and a bio-swale to redirect road runoff.

Challenge

CEM uncovered numerous inaccuracies with design plan elevations for the proposed improvements, which would have resulted in signficant construction cost over-runs.

Solution

CEM worked quickly with SHA to provide a cost efficient solution, which did not compromise the original design.

Community Impact

By widening the road and installing a full-color signal at the intersection of MD 272 and Tiger Drive, students, teachers and parents will have a safer driving experience when entering and exiting the campus of Rising Sun High School.

Relationship

This ongoing project with Allan Myers began in October 2015.

Responsibility

Moderate ($10,000 < Budget < $100,000)

Topographic Survey
Anne Arundel County Department of Public Works
Heritage Hills Stormwater Retrofit Topographic Survey; Glen Burnie, Anne Arundel County, Maryland

Project Scope

CEM conducted a 5-acre topographic survey of this local community stormwater system, including rims and inverts of stormwater outfalls, concrete channels, sanitary sewer lines, trees, and fences.

Challenge

CEM encountered large amounts of debris and sediment, which blocked the existing storm water management system creating challenges while locating and measuring structures.

Solution

To overcome the limited access of the study area, CEM utilized alternative measurement methods to achieve comparable data collection accuracy and precision.

Community Impact

Upgrading the Heritage Hills community stormwater network will effectively redirect storm flows, minimizing the current problem of frequent flooding of private properties.

Relationship

CEM began working with the Anne Arundel County Department of Public Works on this project in February 2016.

Responsibility

Moderate ($10,000 < Budget < $100,000)

ADDITIONAL SERVICES:
Hydrographic Surveys
Geodetic Control Survey
FEMA Elevation Certificates
Highlighted Clients
  • Baltimore Gas & Electric
  • Allan Myers
  • Anne Arundel County Department of Public Works
  • Washington Gas Light Company
  • Maryland State Highway Administration