Monday, April 22, 2019

3D laser scanning in North NJ


Are you looking for 3D laser scanning in North NJ? Omland & Osterkorn, Inc. has been providing 3D laser scanning in North NJ to receive accurate data for buildings, land zones, surveying structures and site information. Our engineers use 3D laser scanning data to help them plan and develop with more accuracy.


What exactly is 3D Laser Scanning?
3D Laser Scanning is a non-contact, non-destructive imaging that digitally captures the shape of objects using a line from a laser beam. By using laser light (LIDAR technology), 3D Laser Scanning captures spatial data which collects the position, shape, and spatial locations of objects. This data is recorded by millions of points, each with an X,Y,Z coordinate, causing the creation what is known in the industry as a "point cloud". The LIDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) technology that 3D Laser Scanning uses emits a laser light at an object and analyzes the returns by calculating the time of flight of the beam.

Since the level of detail captured by 3D Laser Scanning is very high, this data gives point coordinates down to millimeter of point spacing, while most topographical surveys collected with GPS and conventional surveying usually give a single point with an XYZ coordinate anywhere from 10-50 feet apart.
3D Laser Scanning is a vital part of the way we gather information on the engineering projects we perform. Our firm has used 3D laser scanning technology to collect accurate measurements to improve highway and road design, to achieve accurate surveys of buildings, industrial plants, bridges and other structures that need detailed information and measurements.

Our use of 3D laser scanning has made collecting data much safer than having our engineer and surveyors producing the necessary data because of some situations might be risky to take accurate measures. By using 3D laser scanning we have surveyed busy street intersections, gathered data on leaning structures and monitored erosion and other imperils that could harm someone who tries to collect information after a natural disaster had occurred in that area.

For more information about laser scanning in North NJ, speak to one of our surveyors at 973-647-7820.

Omland & Osterkorn – Your Trusted Source for Laser Scanning in North NJ.






Monday, March 25, 2019

Engineers in Bergen County, NJ


Are you looking for engineers in Bergen County, NJ? Omland & Osterkorn are certified engineers in Bergen County, NJ with more than two decades of combined experience in structural, mechanical, electrical, construction or other engineering fields of building design and construction. Our firm has work with other engineers and architects for the designing and construction of buildings located in North NJ.


Starting an Engineering Project in Bergen County, NJ
Since structural engineering is a branch of civil engineering, which applications range from a wide variety construction, the foundation for new deployment are important in engineering in Bergen County, NJ. There are many factors we consider when we start planning for designing structures such as buildings, bridges, tunnels, and other developments. Once the design-builder designs a building layout, this is then our firm’s responsibility to determine many factors the building must face, primarily weather patterns during the year (such as snow, wind and heavy rainfall). When we have gathered all this information and data and we will apply this information and decide on what structural systems to use for new buildings and developments located in in Bergen County, NJ. These structural systems include they layout of drainage that consists of steel, concrete, masonry, wood and other materials from which the engineer selects beams, columns, and other materials that make up the building support system. By having this experience and knowledge, our firm will provide a strong platform for the engineering projects that we provide in Bergen County, NJ

Omland & Osterkorn engineers are up to date on the latest engineering technologies including the use of advanced computer operations like Auto CAD Civil 3D, Autodesk HydraFlow and HEC-RAS hydraulic analysis. Our firm is environmentally conscious, and our designs reduce negative environmental impacts through sustainable engineering practices and technologies. Additionally, we are well versed in the use of both manual and robotic survey equipment to ensure more accurate measurements in our property surveys, which lead to great precision in our site plans.

For more information on the engineering services we provide in New Jersey, please contact our office at 973-647-7820.

Omland & Osterkorn – Your Trusted Engineers in Bergen County, NJ.

Friday, March 22, 2019

GPS Surveyors in North NJ

Why Hire Professional GPS Surveyors for Your Next Project

Are you looking for GPS Surveyors in North NJ?  By using GPS (Global Positioning System) surveying methods, Omland & Osterkorn will provide a secure and faster way to measure any type of landmass and receive an accurate property line. By using GPS receivers, we will locate the coordinates and measurements of the distance by using the radio signals' traveling time.

Omland & Osterkorn has improved their surveying projects by using GPS to measure and survey land.  This technology has improved the way we accurately configure boundary lines, elevation of land and will reduce the visits to the land in question.  

The GPS equipment is also faster when compared with conventional surveying equipment because the data collection process is faster which speeds up the measurement of land results which helps the building or excavation process start earlier than before.

In the past, our surveyors had to make several visits to one site to gather measurements while surveying land. With GPS surveying equipment, this is no longer necessary. GPS surveying reduces equipment and labor costs that was once needed for completion of a surveying task. A single surveyor can now complete all the measuring tasks instead of a team as in previous years.

Since GPS is not affected by hard weather conditions, we can receive accurate surveying data of a land and boundaries during the worse conditions like wind storms, heavy snow, torrential rain and high or low temperatures. By using GPS surveying in all weather conditions our engineers can accurately  record the necessary data instantly.

For more information about our GPS Surveyors in North NJ, speak to one of our surveyors at 973-647-7820.
Omland & Osterkorn – Your Trusted Source for GPS Surveyors in North NJ.




Monday, November 26, 2018

Engineering Services in NJ


Omland & Osterkorn is an engineering design firm that provides professional engineering services in NJ. We offer services for a variety of different clients including: residential and commercial developers, homeowners, contractors, architects, attorneys, title companies, NJ municipalities and more.


Omland & Osterkorn offers the following engineering services in New Jersey:
  •        Engineering Design Service
  •        Permitting Services in New Jersey
  •        AutoCAD Civil 3D Services in New Jersey
  •        Site Survey Services
  •        Easement Surveys in New Jersey
  •         Plot Plans
For more information on our engineering services in NJ, please contact our engineering firms office at 973-647-7820.

Omland & Osterkorn – Your Trusted Source For Engineering Services in NJ.


Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Boundary Surveys in Bergen County NJ

Do you need to conduct a Boundary Survey in Bergen County NJ? Omland & Osterkorn are an accomplished engineering and surveying firm with expertise in performing Boundary Surveys in Bergen County NJ.

When it comes to measuring the distance of a property or a specific land space, there are different types of land surverys that can give one a better understanding of the mapping and encroching of specific areas. Bоundаrу ѕurvеуѕ аrе оnе оf thе many соmmоn fоrmѕ of lаnd surveys people get because they play an important role in еvеrу dау ѕосiеtу.

Whаt is a Bоundаrу Survеу?

A Bоundаrу ѕurvеу is a type of land survery that is used to establish the boundaries of a parcel of land using its legal dеѕсriрtiоn. The methods of creating a boundary survey usually involves setting or finding previous markers or monuments along the lines and in the corners of the land parcel.

Once the surveryors at Omland & Osterkorn, set up these markers they can begin to draw up a map or plot the represents the location of these markers and in turn the boundaries of the land. 

What's the significance of a Boundary Survey?

Bоundаrу ѕurvеуѕ serve a variety оf purposes, hоwеvеr thеу аrе mоѕt соmmоnlу used tо hеlр property оwnеrѕ еѕtаbliѕh еxасtlу whаt lаnd is thеirѕ. A bоundаrу ѕurvеу will ѕhоw you whаt is оn уоur property аѕ wеll аѕ аnу еаѕеmеntѕ оr еnсrоасhmеntѕ. If уоu want tо put аn еxtеnѕiоn оntо your hоmе оr even just tо install a fеnсе, ѕhеd or lаndѕсаре your garden - thеn you will nееd a boundary ѕurvеу bеfоrе уоu аrе аblе to dо thiѕ. A boundary survey will also indicate any limitations your property may has imposed by local or state regulations.

Boundary surveys аrе rеlаtivеlу ѕimрlе аnd inexpensive ѕurvеуѕ - ѕо many vаluаblе аnd lаrgе commercial рrореrtiеѕ сhооѕе to hаvе a mоrе dеtаilеd ALTA (American Lаnd Title Association) survey dоnе instead. If you аrе buуing a new hоmе уоu ѕhоuld always consider gеtting оnе dоnе bеfоrе mаking thе final рurсhаѕе. In mаnу саѕеѕ the title and dееdѕ of the land саn bе оut-dаtеd аnd inассurаtе, mеаning you mау not bе gеtting аѕ muсh land аѕ you expected. Getting a survey will ensure thаt you have a legal dосumеnt оutlining what is rightfully yours.

What does it involve?

Omland & Osterkorn's licensed and qualified surveyors conduct bоundаrу ѕurvеуѕ by starting the research on historical dосumеntѕ rеlаtеd tо thе lаnd and often thе lаnd surrounding it аѕ wеll. Some оf thе dосumеntѕ аnd rеѕоurсеѕ thеу will probably lооk at inсludе: thе Rеgiѕtrу оf Deeds, county соmmiѕѕiоnеrѕ office, town оffiсеѕ and mоrе..

Bоundаrу ѕurvеуѕ in Bergen County NJ
Aftеr thе рriоr rеѕеаrсh, our surveyoes will thеn head оntо thе land itѕеlf and сrеаtе a trаvеrѕе (соntrоl nеtwоrk tо hеlр viеw all аrеаѕ оf the lаnd sequentially). They dо thiѕ to hеlр find еxiѕting mоnumеntѕ that mау mаrk thе bоundаriеѕ оf the lаnd.

Thе final stage is tо gаthеr bоth thе fiеld wоrk аnd еаrliеr research together to соmрilе a final boundary ѕurvеу. If сhаngеѕ nееd to bе mаdе, our bоundаrу surveyor will gо bасk tо the lаnd tо рlасе new monuments. A report, legal description аnd mар will be created.


What is the соѕt?

Thе costs vary dереnding on a vаriеtу оf influencing factors. Some оf thеѕе fасtоriеѕ include: thе ѕizе, terrain, vеgеtаtiоn аnd lосаtiоn оf thе land раrсеl. The season will also affect thе рriсе оf thе boundary survey - аѕ it will take lоngеr tо complete in hаrѕh wеаthеr.


A lоt оf thе price cannot bе determined until after the bоundаrу ѕurvеуоr has bеgun wоrk, which is why we can provide you a free estimate for our services.

At Omland & Osterkorn, we are dedicated to helping our clients get the most out of their properties, no matter where they begin or end. Get your boundary survey today!

For more information about our boundary surveys in Bergen County NJ, contact Omland & Osterkorn at (973)647-7820

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Property Surveys in Bergen County NJ


Do you need to conduct a property survey in Bergen County NJ? Omland & Osterkorn provides a large variety of Property Survey services for clients in Bergen County NJ.

Did you know, every inch of your property need to be documented and allocated as per laws? For many people, it may be a less important issue but if you are going to buy a property or looking to extend the one you own, you need to take the assistance of the professional land surveyors. The surveyors are professionals, who measure the dimensions of a specific area scientifically. It includes angles, elevations, directions, and horizontal distances. In easier words, they help you identify the boundaries of your property.

When do you need Surveyors?

If you are still confused about when do you need surveyors? Let us give you a clear picture of their services. There are various services included in land surveys that are used to determine the value of your property. Some important surveys that we 

Boundary Survey - It is one of the most important processes that define and establish the boundary line of your property. It’s a MUST do process if you are expanding your property or looking to purchase a new one.

Title Surveys - This process determines the conflict between the legal boundaries and physical barriers. It is an important survey to conduct before purchasing any new property.

Fencing Surveys - This survey is conducted to make sure you have installed the fences within the legal boundaries of your property and none of the other properties have encroached into your boundary lines.

Easement Survey - Easement Survey is the one that grants you the right to access other's property for a limited time without any ownership rights. For example, you need to cross someone else's property to access the road.

Monitoring Well Surveys - They are conducted to provide the underground access to measure the liquid levels and collect the liquid samples.

There is a variety of many other surveys and related services that a land surveyor can perform for you including Tax Map Preparation, Global Positioning System, Construction Stakeout, Flood Elevation Certificate, ALTA/ACSM Title Surveys, Topographic Surveys, and many others. It is very important to get these surveys performed by the professional surveyors to avoid any sort of Legal Action which can lead to anti-encroachment on your own expenses.

So, if you need any of the mentioned services and searching for the professional and reliable surveyors around, look no further, we at Omland & Osterkorn, has been providing our clients with all the surveying services mentioned above. We have been equipped with all the advanced tools and accompanied by the professionals to get your work done professionally. 

To schedule a property survey in Bergen County NJ, speak to one of our surveyors at 973-647-7820.

Omland & Osterkorn – Your Trusted property surveyors in Bergen County NJ.


Friday, September 7, 2018

PROPERTY SURVEYORS IN BERGEN COUNTY, NJ


Are you looking for property surveyors in Bergen County NJ? Omland & Osterkorn is an engineering and surveying firm staffed by expert title surveyors, boundary surveyors, topographic surveyors and property surveyors in Bergen County NJ.

If you're currently involved in the construction process, for example having a home custom-built, it may be difficult for you to tell the difference between a surveyor and an engineer. Both visit the site frequently to examine the work as it progresses. A surveyor and an engineer will often be found working on the same project; these two professions have complementary skills, but vastly different jobs, though the differences can be difficult to ascertain if you're not a trained professional.

An engineer may be trained in a variety of different types of construction, from aeronautical to architectural, and from mechanical to structural to electrical. Each type of engineer typically works on a construction project or is involved in a particular step of the project. No matter what type of construction project it is, the engineer will nearly always need to interact with a surveyor.

A surveyor provides site information to both engineers and architects, allowing them to take site-specific details into account when making their plans. For example, the engineer determines how much weight a bridge can hold, while the surveyor provides input on precisely where the bridge footings should be located on the land.  The surveyor is nearly always called upon to survey the site before any construction or planning begins. The survey undertaken by the land surveyor provides a basis to advise the engineers on the optimum location for the structure. The engineer's drawings must consider the actual lie on the land; the engineer cannot simply assume that the land in question is perfectly flat and devoid of obstructions.

The land surveyor's responsibilities are many, particularly when it comes to dealing with engineering.  Surveyors are often involved during the blueprint-drawing phase of the project, providing GPS coordinates and other data for inclusion in the plans. This data will then be referred to by the construction crews.

Throughout the entire construction process, surveyors ensure that the engineering plan is being followed, often down to mere millimeters of deviance away from the plans drawn by the engineer, checking to make sure that the engineer's structural plan is properly aligned in the correct location when it is constructed on the land. Often known as as-built or construction surveys, this survey checks the location of every part of the structure against the engineer's plans.

On the construction site itself, rarely will the survey be conducted by a single person. Even with today's technology, engineering projects usually require a team of surveyors to generate all the distances and angles that need to be measured at a given site. This is particularly true as the project is being constructed, resulting in many more possible measurements than the site as vacant land. 
Wherever you find a construction or an engineering project, you will invariably find one or a team of surveyors. Depending on the specific activities being undertaken at the site, the surveyors may be conducting a property survey, a construction survey, an as-built survey, a topographic survey, or any number of other survey types, though you can bet that at least one type of survey is involved in every project.

To schedule an appointment with property surveyors in Bergen County NJ, call 973-647-7820.

Omland & Osterkorn – Your Trusted property surveyors in Bergen County NJ.





3D laser scanning in North NJ

Are you looking for 3D  laser scanning in North NJ ? Omland & Osterkorn, Inc. has been providing 3D laser scanning in North NJ to rec...