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Design & Survey

About Design & Survey

Horizontal Directional Drilling is a very specialized method of pipeline installation with many factors and requirements that need to taken into consideration. TransAmerican Underground maintains a design team of a Licensed Professional surveyor and field technicians who are experts in these requirements; they are available to assist our clients with proposals and presentations for pipeline alignments or perform a comprehensive review and HDD Profile for a current project. This provides an optimized value design for the client.

In our design department, we offer services at three different levels depending on your individual project needs: The Proposed HDD Alignment, Preliminary HDD Plan and Profile and HDD Design Plan & Profile with Utility Survey.

Level 1 Design – Proposed HDD Alignment

  • Drive out route
  • High resolution aerial photography at cost plus 10% or low resolution at no cost
  • Drawing to provide general route corridor
  • Route lengths
  • Temporary work space size
  • No on ground survey (alignment or topography)
  • No profile on drawing
  • No existing utilities on drawing
  • No existing utilities survey
  • Finished product for this level of design will be an aerial map showing proposed alignment of HDD and temporary work space need to complete HDD.

Click here to download a Level 1 design sample.

Level 2 Design – Preliminary HDD Plan & Profile

  • All Level 1 Design information
  • High resolution aerial photography at cost plus 10%
  • Digital terrain model at cost plus 10% (where available)
  • Supplemental ground survey with topography
  • Profile on drawing
  • No existing utilities survey

Click here to download a Level 2 design sample.

Level 3 Design – HDD Design Plan & Profile with Utility Survey

  • All Level 1 & 2 Design information
  • Complete ground survey with topography
  • Survey of known existing utilities
  • Add collected existing utility information to HDD design in plan & profile.

Click here to download a Level 3 Geo-Referenced (in as-built format).

 

TAUG cannot guarantee alignments without completed survey of known utilities.

TAUG does not provide engineering services or boundary surveying for HHD designs.