Increased Efficiency with Reality Capture Solutions - Castle Surveys

Increased Efficiency with Reality Capture Solutions

Increased Efficiency with Reality Capture Solutions - Castle Surveys

Author: Simon Hall

Castle Surveys are Geomatic Surveyors that specialise in measured building surveys, topographic land surveys & mapping, 3D laser scanning/point clouds & existing BIM models, site engineering & setting out, underground utility and CCTV drainage surveys.

A young and innovative company, their mission is to provide quality data, measured safely, delivered professionally and on time. With such a wide variety of services, their team can accommodate almost any request from consultants and contractors. With extensive experience and survey knowledge, Castle Surveys take pride in offering a professional service to a wide range of clients. Some of their clients include Architects, Land owners, Developers, Construction companies, Landscape designers, Rivers Trusts, Private and Commercial Property Owners and many more.

With three regional offices based in Manchester, Leicester & London, their teams can deploy anywhere within the country to undertake surveying services.

Due to their continued growth and further demand from new and existing clients, Castle Surveys invested in two Leica RTC360 3D laser scanners, as well as two Leica TS16 total stations. This investment will allow them to rapidly capture even more geospatial data on site. along with increasing efficiency and workflows.

Increased Efficiency with Reality Capture Solutions - Castle Surveys


“As a company we are constantly investing and expanding in order to offer an even better service to all our clients and we look forward to getting to work with our new additions. We have always utilised Leica Geosystems survey equipment due to their continued innovation and development of survey equipment.”
Paul Jackson | Managing Director - Castle Surveys Limited, United Kingdom

Castle Surveys utilised their new equipment fleet to carry out a Measured Building Survey of three of their clients’ units. To reduce the impact on the client’s production line, their team were given just one day to complete the survey work, whilst also adhering to a strict one ways systems due to a COVID safe workplace. Speed and accuracy were essential to complete the job on time and within tolerance.

The RTC360 3D reality capture solution empowered the Castle Surveys team to document and capture their environments in 3D, improving efficiency and productivity in the field. Highly portable, highly automated, intuitive and designed for maximum productivity, the RTC360 solution efficiently combined the RTC360 a high-performance 3D laser scanner, Leica Cyclone FIELD 360 mobile-device app for edge computing for automatically registering scans in real time, and Leica Cyclone REGISTER 360 office software to integrate 3D models seamlessly into their workflows.

The TS16 automated total station allowed the team to capture accurate data when and where they needed it throughout the project. The station was used to create digital reality for mapping: control point measurements, adjustments, computations, and data collection with powerful coding and line work routines. The quick and reliable monitoring of locations, buildings, and objects in real-time in any environment proved to be perfect for Castle Surveys campaign monitoring and scaling up to an automated monitoring solution.


“Shear speed led us to utilise the Leica RTC360 as there is nothing on the market that can compete when it comes to this and the ease of use coupled with the pre-registration on the iPad pro allows you to visually see the point cloud in real time. We were amazed with the speed and accuracy the equipment brought to the project. It has allowed us to carry out more surveys and the amount of data that is captured has doubled. This product has increased productivity within our organisation.”

Paul Jackson | Managing Director - Castle Surveys Limited, United Kingdom

Since demoing the RTC360, Castle Surveys have purchased an additional three units to add to their survey 3D laser scanning fleet, along with associated software. The RTC360 proved to be a real game changer, allowing Castle Surveys to capture more data in a shorter space of time. Its user friendliness allowed a visual representation of what the team had scanned, and their surveyors can be trained quickly, allowing more surveys to be carried out.


“The speed of the RTC360, along with the onsite pre-registration seemed to be logical choice for the job. We got a demo on site with Phil who showed us the benefits of the VIS & how this scanner is changing the industry standard for reality capture solutions.”

Paul Jackson | Managing Director - Castle Surveys Limited, United Kingdom

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