Focused on Innovation and Results

In 1937, Calvin, Giordano & Associates (CGA) created its Surveying and Mapping Division. It was among the three main divisions upon which CGA was founded and is still continuing to grow today.

Fully Equipped for Every Type of Survey

As the surveying profession, has advanced in both technology and education, CGA has invested significant resources to keep abreast of these advances. Some of the most state-of-the-art surveying equipment that exists today is part of our inventory. The Leica ScanStation C10 is our latest instrument addition, allowing us to develop high definition surveys for such applications as water and wastewater treatment plants, pump station rehabilitation, facilities management inside of buildings and a multitude of other survey projects.

The ScanStation C10 takes a virtual snapshot of a site with a level of detail that previously would have taken significantly more field and office resources. By collecting millions of data points in a 360° horizontal and 270° vertical field of view, field crews can survey a site once and have a permanent record of all the visible items on file. Three-dimensional visual images and virtual walk-throughs can be prepared for use in litigations, client presentations or commission meetings. As the scanner is not dependent on traditional surveying methods of data collection, projects that would have safety issues such as high volume intersections, electrical substations or active constructions sites can be collected without field personal in un-safe working conditions.

As CGA is a full-service consulting company providing civil engineering, landscape architecture, GIS and land planning services, the survey department is well versed in providing detailed and accurate surveying data for
engineering projects relating to water distribution systems, storm drainage and sanitary sewer infrastructure.

With a full-scale GIS department providing data population and application development for a number of government entities, the survey department has developed capabilities to provide efficient field data collection for rapid download into GIS databases. Using Trimble Real Time Kinematic (RTK) GPS equipment with Blue Tooth wireless technology and tied into the Florida Continuously Operating Reference Stations (CORS) allows us to collect vast amount of data referenced to the latest horizontal and vertical datums as established by the National Geodetic Survey Department (NGS). Our IT department works in conjunction with the GIS and Survey departments setting up protocols which enables data transfer and database entry from remote locations seamlessly. Issues that plague large GIS/Survey projects regarding incompatibility between field and office, software application to software application are non-existent at CGA.

Well-Charted Process, Well-Executed Projects

  • Boundary surveys
  • Topographic surveys
  • Record (as-built) surveys
  • Utility and infrastructure layout
  • Global positioning system surveys
  • Route surveys for engineering design
  • Condominium document preparation
  • Platting services
  • Right-of-way mapping
  • Annexation maps
  • Sketch & Legal Descriptions

Steve Watts, PSM
Director of Survey

Email: Steve Watts

Featured Projects
Existing Pier Survey & MHWL
City of Sunny Isles Beach

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Pembroke Pines
Road Improvements

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Lakeview/Goolsby Transmission
Line Route Survey – FPL

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Storm Water Asset Inventory
Town of Cutler Bay

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