So......I've been working in this business for a few decades. I've been a member of a 4 man crew, 3 man crew, most typically a 2 man crew, and now, for the last 10 years, a one man crew.Robots and…Read more →
"Different strokes for different folks. I am not an employee for starters & I don't try to tell others how to run their business. What works for me may not work for you. I am trying to be semi-retired & mostly do boundary work solving…"
"I still stand by my first post. Running s 1 man crew is stupid and my firm will never do it for the 2 reasons
1 it is unsafe. And 2. It doesn’t train new surveyors.
By the way. We turn down more work than we do. And…"
"If it's available in the equipment list then yes. Depends on what version of the field software is on it. Typically it's Survey Pro or whatever Trimble calls it....it's usually identical to the TDS Survey Pro."
So......I've been working in this business for a few decades. I've been a member of a 4 man crew, 3 man crew, most typically a 2 man crew, and now, for the last 10 years, a one man crew.Robots and GPS have been around for enough time that they are both considered "conventional".My question.........Is a one man crew truly efficient?See More
"You should not have to change the stationing. If you require negative stationing, and sometimes you do, you should be able to set the alignment with the starting station as the negative and go from there. Other than that, you can calc it and then…"
"Geomax is an offshoot of Leica. You will have to update all your prisms unless you adjust the prism constants in the gun and possibly the data collector. Try to stay with a gun that is 0 or -30. Less investment if you do the prism adjustments."
"Does Leica make a 90° eye piece? Maybe heavy plumb bob in oil? 25M prism pole? That last one was a joke....lol
Never been taxed with this job, sounds cool. Those would be my first thoughts though.
Good luck. Update if you can."
I have GPS and Robotic Total Station. I had to work by myself for 9 months looking for good help. The only time a 1 man crew is more productive is a big GPS topo. Anything else is way easier and more productive with good help. After we do the field work my helper can do the CAD drafting while I keep up with administrative chores. We are even making more $ now.