3D CCTV Drain Surveys for SCDC – Project Update
As you may be aware, Anglia Drain Doctor won a large contract with the South Cambridgeshire District Council towards the end of last year, which meant we’d be carrying out drain surveys and repairs for more than 5,500 homes in the region. Four months into the contract, we thought we’d give you a quick progress update and a rundown of the services we’re delivering.
We knew SCDC would be looking for a cost-effective solution that could be carried out quickly, accurately and unobtrusively, so we suggested CCTV drain surveys using the latest 3D drain mapping techniques.
Our 3D scanning solution uses specialist cameras, software and the Trimble GNSS satellite device to enable our expert technicians to measure and plot drain locations, while also creating a 3D image of the underground inspection chambers and interlinking drains and sewers – accurate to within 1cm.
The beauty of this solution is that the work can be performed in the field by a single operator, working from a laptop in a Drain Doctor van kitted out as a mobile surveying office.
We currently have two 3D CCTV drain surveyors out on the road in south Cambridgeshire, carrying out drain surveys at the rate of 30 homes per week, with a dedicated 2-man repair team following close behind to perform any remedial work that might be required.
The initial tender was purely for the CCTV drain survey contract, but we’ve also secured the contract to carry out any repairs unearthed by our 3D scanning surveys.
The contract has got off to a flying start and we’re looking forward to working closely with South Cambridgeshire District Council over the next 5 years.
If you’d like to find out more about our 3D CCTV drain survey services for domestic and commercial properties, or any of our drain clearance, high pressure jetting or drain lining solutions, please get in touch with one of our experienced engineers today.