Data Collection & Modeling

Construction Data and Engineering has been a focus at Harbour since 1990. From Surveying to Inspecting, hand measurements to laser, drafting to 3D modeling, index cards to databases, information management is vital to Harbour and the use of current technology has always been our key to success. Our clients depend on us, which is why accuracy matters. To obtain accuracy Harbour has always adopted technology at the early stages and by doing so we have also helped our clients find better solutions to their projects. We work with owners, architects, engineers, and contractors at every phase of the project. Collecting, managing, and modeling data to guarantee our client’s project obtains the most accurate and beneficial information needed to be successful.


Airport Surveying

Harbour’s team of professional Surveyors and Technicians provide the surveying services that are essential to keep airports operating on a daily basis without setbacks. Harbour understands the intricacies within airports, which is why Harbour is currently the preferred Surveyor for O’Hare International Airport and Chicago Midway International Airport.


Chicago has recently committed to a $6 Billion capital investment plan to increase O’Hare Airport’s capacity by 60% and decrease delays by 79%. The plan includes four new runways, the lengthening of two and the decommissioning of two existing runways. Harbour is proud to be incorporated in the O’Hare Modernization Program and is living up to the tasks given.


Land Surveying

Harbour Engineering will produce the professional land surveying services that are crucial to land development, infrastructure, and construction. Our goal is to supply our clients with the most accurate information within a timely and efficient manner.


Harbour is comfortable meeting intense schedules and project demands. Our resources allow Harbour to simultaneously provide surveying services on multiple projects without succumbing to lack of attention, responsiveness, and quality needed to make a project successful.


Harbour has experience performing survey services for Industrial, commercial, retail, residential, aviation, municipal / federal facilities, utilities, as-builts, schools / education, civic, parks, recreational, athletic facilities, railroads, and land developments.


Construction Surveying

Our Engineers locate all existing structures and establish new benchmarks to be utilized in the construction phases of projects and developments. Utilities are located in field and combined with existing as-built mapping to create comprehensive drawings representing existing conditions of the site. From the macro down to the nano dimensions our team can verify, stake, and locate any dimension needed. Harbour Engineering provides support to the client throughout entire construction process and prepares final as-builts once all project improvements are completed.


3D Modeling

Harbour Engineering excels in 3D software for surveying and construction project services. We provide 3D topographical models of all sites surveyed, and with the use of Revit we can model any building or existing condition. With BIM Harbour can also create 3D studies on complex building systems, spaces, solar diagrams, renderings, and clash detection. Harbour foresees the future and is currently providing Drone Surveying and Mapping.


Building Information Modeling

BIM software combines geometry, spatial relationships, geographic information, quantities and properties of building components into a single 3D model. Harbour and the construction team can then use this model to demonstrate the entire building life cycle; including the construction process. This allows our team to identify any conflicts and interference before actual construction; thus costly errors are avoided and precious time and money is saved.


Drone Surveying

Harbour Engineering covers massive amounts of land and data from Railroad SIT yards to quarries, new construction to existing conditions, and the built environment to open green space. We now measure things that we have never been able to, and collect information / record data that we never imagined. Harbour has made a commitment to using drone technology and BIM on our projects to enhance our quality of accuracy.


Drone Applications:

  • Earthwork Progress  and Tracking
  • Construction Jobsite Mapping
  • Pre-Construction Survey
  • Quantity Take-Offs
  • Asset Management
  • Construction Phase Monitoring
  • Aerial Mapping
  • Thermal-graphic
  • Volumetric Computations
  • Existing Building Conditions
  • Rooftop Evaluations
  • Erosion and Damage Assessments
  • Site Flybys