Data collection, modeling, and engineering has been a focus at Harbour Contractors 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 instrumental to our success. Our clients and their projects depend on us, which is why accuracy critically matters.


Utilizing Accuracy to Provide the Basis for Action

As a company, we have always adopted technology at the early stages, and by doing so, we have also helped our clients find smarter, more economical solutions to their projects. We work directly with owners, architects, engineers, and contractors at every phase of the project. Collecting, managing, and modeling data ensures that your project obtains the most accurate and beneficial information needed to reach success.

Airport Surveying and Data Collecting

Our professional surveyors and technicians provide the surveying services essential to keep airports like O’Hare operating daily without setbacks. Harbour understands the intricacies within airports. We have been recognized as the preferred surveyor for O’Hare International Airport and Chicago Midway International Airport.

Land Surveying and Data Collecting

Our engineering team produces the professional land surveying services crucial to land development, infrastructure, and construction success.

We work to supply you with the most accurate information quickly and efficiently. We are comfortable meeting intense schedules and project demands. Our resources allow us to simultaneously provide surveying services on multiple projects without succumbing to the lack of attention, responsiveness, and quality needed to make a complex project successful.

We have extensive experience performing surveying services for industrial, commercial, retail, residential, aviation, municipal/federal facilities, utilities, as-builts, schools, education, civic, parks, recreational, athletic facilities, railroads, land developments, and more.

Construction Surveying and Data Collection

We will locate all existing structures and establish new benchmarks to be utilized in the construction phases of projects and developments. Utilities are located in the field and combined with existing as-built mapping to create comprehensive drawings representing existing conditions of the site. We can verify, stake, and locate any dimension needed from the macro down to the nano dimensions. Harbour Engineering supports the client throughout the 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 services.

Building Information Modeling (BIM)

BIM software combines geometry, spatial relationships, geographic information, quantities, and properties of building components into a single 3D model providing project data collection. 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 and Data Collection

Our Engineering professionals have the ability to cover massive amounts of land and data from Railroad S.I.T. yards to quarries, new construction to existing conditions, and the built environment to open green space. We are also now capable of measuring things that we have never been able to and collecting information or recording data that we never imagined possible. Harbour has committed to using drone technology and BIM on our projects to enhance the accuracy of data collection and see the value it adds to our client’s projects.




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