Land development is booming, yet the current labor shortage has left AEC firms scrambling to hire and struggling to meet deadlines. Fortunately, investing in technology can help fill the design gaps created by inconsistent staffing and keep projects running smoothly.
More firms are using UAV/UAS, manned aircraft, satellite, and LiDAR technology to get projects off to a streamlined start. But the time saved in the field can quickly be lost in the office as CAD techs take on the time-consuming task of manually creating linework and extracting intricate site features.
Keep your project managers happy and your staff working on tasks that create value for your company. AirWorks’ Automate™ is always on standby and ready to quickly turn your thousands of acres of aerial or mobile site data into digital CAD files or GIS shapefiles you can work with. Alleviate staffing stresses and boost efficiency by handing off the tedious-but-necessary linework to our autonomous feature extraction software.
AirWorks is dedicated to being the steadfast team member you can turn to for the quick-turnaround drafting deliverables you need at every phase of your land development project.
Feasibility Study / Conceptual Design
Existing conditions mapping for:
- conceptual planning
- master planning
Design & Permitting Stage
Get survey-grade plans for permit applications across uses (site, utility, grading, erosion control, landscaping, stormwater management)
final as-built conditions
Survey Types & Deliverables
Complicated Deliverables Made Simple
AirWorks for ALTA Surveys
Having trouble turning out complicated ALTA surveys to meet demanding deadlines? Save time in the field and in the office by collecting high-resolution aerial imagery and using AirWorks’ AI feature extraction software to quickly identify detailed site features, including buildings, edges of roadways, curbs, pavement markings, sidewalks, vegetation, and more. AirWorks automates tedious linework, leaving your team with more time and energy to focus on the boundary survey and legal details and get your ALTA surveys out the door on time –maybe even ahead of schedule.
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The Future of AEC is in 3D
AirWorks for Topographic Surveys
Relying on manual survey methods for gathering and inputting topographic site data can take weeks as crews juggle travel times, weather delays, and office work for multiple projects. Get your topographic plans in hand sooner by leveraging photogrammetric or LiDAR point-clouds and sending the 3D data to AirWorks for processing. AirWorks Automate™ provides some of the most accurate point cloud segmentation and contour generation in the market, fast.
Leverage Data Partners & Speed Up Processes
AirWorks for Feasibility Studies
Conceptual design and feasibility studies often don’t need the survey-grade accuracy required for design or permit plans. Turn out conceptual designs faster using readily available manned-aircraft or satellite imagery and AirWorks’ AI-generated linework.
We currently offer a variety of manned aircraft imagery directly in the AirWorks platform through our growing data marketplace partners.
Understand and Document the Existing Site
AirWorks for Site Planning and Civil Design
When the time comes to kick off a land development project, the civil design –and really, the entire AEC process –hinges on one key task: accurately documenting the existing site. Delays or inaccuracies in the survey or existing site plan development can derail a project right from the start. Survey-grade aerial or mobile site data combined with AirWorks' AI feature extraction and linework is a fast and easy way to ensure your site planning, grading, and utility layouts get started on time and with an accurate baseline, keeping design and permitting on track. Generate 2D and 3D plans faster than anywhere else with AirWorks Automate™.
Update the GIS Database
AirWorks for As-Built Surveys
When pushing to wrap up a successful construction project, the last thing you want is to delay project closeout because you’re waiting on the final site plan. An accurate as-built plays a critical role in getting vendors paid,receiving occupancy permits, and finalizing ROI metrics.
Once construction is complete, simply collect an aerial or mobile dataset, send it to AirWorks, and receive an accurate, accessible digital record for permits that also integrates directly with asset management systems to track site conditions and evaluate future improvements.
AirWorks currently does work directly related to GIS databases and with certain government entities. Learn more about our GIS work.
AirWorks can be used for a wide range of survey types and deliverables. The same goes for project types and use cases.
We have worked on commercial, residential and industrial land development projects, from small ALTA projects to large scale warehouse buildouts, apartment complexes, and schools.
If you are using drone, manned aircraft, satellite or LiDAR data for a survey or geospatial project and need to extract linework for construction purposes, AirWorks is the right fit.
Plan large-scale land development –commercial, industrial, or mixed-use developments.
Preliminary site design and layout
Master Planning & Conceptual Designs
Road Design and Sight Distance Plan
Residential and Community Development
Existing Conditions and Demolition Plans
Commercial Site Design
Input Data Sources
We are on your team and up to speed from day one.
Minimal disruption to your workflow and very little training required to start processing data. Using AirWorks Automate™ is easier than onboarding and training a new employee –let us do the work for you!
Upload your own CAD standards to AirWorks’ platform
We ensure that your deliverables are automatically created with your company’s standard linework and style, saving you hours in rework.
Open and edit files with your company’s choice of software
AirWorks delivers final 2D and 3D linework in open source CAD format (.dxf), compatible with Autodesk products such as AutoCAD and Civil3D, Bentley products such as Microstation, Esri’s ArcGIS, and more.
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In addition, we currently partner with some of the best off-the-shelf imagery providers in the market through our growing Data Marketplace.
If you do not have data collected for a project, you are able to select a vendor and submit an order for feature extraction directly in our app without the need to purchase a separate subscription.