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New GPS Technology Being Created in U&R’s Backyard
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New GPS Technology Being Created in U&R’s Backyard

The same GPS (Global Positioning System) satellites used to place your car’s position on a road map can be used by land surveyors to accurately plot survey points. But to obtain the sub-centimeter precision required for land surveys, the equipment

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Three Dimensional (3D) Surveying

Much like the rest of the world, surveying is now in the midst of a technological revolution. The past fifty years have brought tremendous change in the gathering, presentation and usefulness of survey data. The capacities developed by 2000 were

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America’s Greenest School Gets Pervious Concrete Pavement

Irvington High School of Fremont, California was voted “America’s Greenest School” in a 2009 national student essay contest. To extend Irvington’s elite green status, Fremont Unified School District hired U&R to design a new parking lot using pervious pavement. Pervious

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Ponds Under Your Parking Lot?

California’s stormwater discharge regulations, have changed significantly over the last couple of years. Often referred to as “C.3”, these regulations have required new projects with over 10,000 square feet of new or improved impervious surfaces to clarify the stormwater runoff

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Storm Water Treatment

It’s a nice, warm, and sunny spring lunch hour, and the U&R engineers are gathered in a darkened company conference room watching a vendor’s slide presentation about stormwater treatment and passing around a crazy-looking filter gadget. What’s going on here?

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World’s Largest Map of California

By combining the digital detail of Computer-Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) and the high speed and accuracy of robotic total station surveying, U&R has created the “World’s Largest Dimensionally Accurate Map of California.” As part of the Fremont Unified School

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Laptops in the Field

Once plans for a construction project have been approved and finalized, U&R land surveyors mark the ground where construction will take place. It’s called staking. Unexpectedly, the contractor needs a change in the construction stake placement. Will the project be

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