Land Development & AEC - AirWorks

Land Development & AEC

Supercharge your team and never miss another project deadline

Process your geospatial data in AirWorks’ AI-powered software. We are dedicated to providing your team with on-demand, accurate site plans throughout each stage of design and construction.

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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.

ALTA Surveys
Feasibility Study / Conceptual Design
Existing conditions mapping for:
  • feasibility
  • conceptual planning
  • master planning
Design & Permitting Stage
Get survey-grade plans for permit applications across uses (site, utility, grading, erosion control, landscaping, stormwater management)
Construction/Post Construction
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.

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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.

Use Cases

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.

  • ALTA Surveys

  • Preliminary site design and layout

  • Master Planning & Conceptual Designs

  • Permitting

  • Site Study

  • Site Plans

  • Road Profiles

  • Road Design and Sight Distance Plan

  • Retail Projects

  • Residential and Community Development

  • Grading Plans

  • Existing Conditions and Demolition Plans

  • Commercial Site Design

Input Data Sources




Mobile LIDAR

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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We ask that clients upload georeferenced orthophotos (.tif), point cloud files (.las/.laz) and a processing area for project processing (.kml). For 2D only work, orthophotos will be sufficient.
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.
No! While we have found that the most common type of data we receive is from UAVs/UASs, we are also able to process aerial images collected with manned aircraft and even satellites in some cases. We also accept LiDAR data/point clouds in cases where 3D work is needed. The most important thing to remember is that the higher altitude the data was collected at, the lower resolution and detail the images will have. So, we can work with it, but might not be able to guarantee our usual level of accuracy.
We deliver projects in an open source, CAD-compatible format (.dxf). You can then use your CAD software of choice to view and make edits to your project. For 3D projects, we also deliver a classified point cloud (.las) along with the CAD drawing.
Every project is different, and we try to deliver as fast as possible, but given the variability in projects and time it takes for our team to review and ensure the quality is up to standard, we typically deliver projects in 4-5 business days. Here is a breakdown of how we calculate the estimated delivery date:
Any type of engineering/land surveying project where you have collected aerial imagery and need feature extraction works for us. We currently only do work above ground, which includes: ALTA surveys, land development, corridor/transportation/highway work, as-builts, and many more.
It’s not magic, it really works! We have a patented model for point identification and categorization, a team of machine learning experts and civil engineers working on labeling and training even more data to further improve the results of our autonomous outputs. We have established human in the loop processes that are very common in all AI companies to ensure accuracy. Every client project is run through our software for processing, and then reviewed and cleaned up by our small team of CAD drafters in-house in Boston.