Engineering Services

As-Builts, Overburden Removal, Density Testing, and More.

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Firmatek offers a variety of other services to the mining, construction, and solid waste industries, including overburden removal calculations, as-builts, roadway scans, and density testing.

Scanning can be performed on mechanical items such as equipment, frames, pipe runs, crushers, conveyors, etc., and on structures such as buildings, tanks, kilns, exhaust stacks and silos. Topographic laser scans can be performed to record the as-built condition of earthwork projects such as ponds, dams, levees, berms and areas where stripping has been completed.

We help contractors and quarries reduce disputes about the amount of material moved by scanning sites at intervals throughout the length of the contract.


Cut & Fill Volumes.



Knowing the volume of material that has to be removed or delivered for a project is critical for preliminary planning, scheduling and cost estimation.

Laser scanning provides a fast, safe and highly accurate means of gathering data of the existing conditions. Digital files can be delivered directly to the client, or used to calculate volumes in-house.

Overburden Removal Calculations.



Whether you’re a mining company using a contractor for overburden removal or the contractor moving the dirt, money changes hands based on the amount of dirt moved. Using an independent and accurate third party gives everyone confidence in the numbers. Avoid costly disputes. We can scan the areas before during and after a contract to verify the amount of dirt moved. With this data, we can calculate volumes, track changes, and provide you with before and after overlay images generated by our 3D modeling software.


Drainage Studies.



An accurate hydraulic model always starts with the right existing topography. Whether it’s undeveloped land, a highly disturbed area or natural drainage paths, we can capture, contour and deliver the data that builds your model.

Changes in Topography.



Collecting high-density spatial data is a much more accurate method than single-point surveying for monitoring changes in the earth’s surface. Valleys, troughs, toes and crests are captured in much higher detail. Our laser scanning equipment is a faster and safer means of field surveying.


Roadway Scans.


Firmatek provides scans of sections of roadways, including access roads, for cut and fill calculations. Scans are captured using survey control from the highway project to localize the data. Deliverables include contours, ground points of the digital terrain model and the full resolution scan files.





As-Built Scans.


Firmatek uses high-resolution laser scanners to generate millions of data points on existing structures, topography and earthwork projects. Those data points are used to create a three-dimensional point cloud that represents a highly accurate, highly detailed “As-built” of the object or area. High-resolution data of any specific features of interest is captured, and additionally, features, members, or areas in the vicinity are also captured.

Scanning can be performed on mechanical items such as equipment, frames, pipe runs, crushers, conveyors, etc. and on structures such as buildings, tanks, kilns, exhaust stacks and silos. Topographic laser scans can be performed to record the as-built condition of earthwork projects such as ponds, dams, levees, berms and areas where stripping has been completed.





The data recorded can be delivered in many types of deliverables depending on the capabilities of the client and the end result desired. The scan data can be delivered as a full resolution point cloud containing tens of millions of points covering any object that was within sight of the scanner. Firmatek can also model objects of interest from the point cloud to extract CAD lines, points, circles and planes that represent existing features. Topographic scans can be used to generate 3D CAD contour lines, spot elevations and breaklines, delivered in common CAD formats.

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