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Telecommunications Surveys

Nationwide Surveying specializes in telecommunication surveys and has worked with many telecommunications companies to meet their surveying needs in Southern California. To get started with a free quote, simply fill out a quote request or contact us

Why Do Telecommunications Companies Require Surveys?

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has made it obligatory that telecommunication companies submit a ‘2C’ Certification for locations where they have installed antennas. Thus, telecom companies need to get such surveys done in order to:

  • Collect precise boundary information that complies with state/city regulations to earn 1A or 2C FAA certifications in order to construct a cell tower. These certifications mention details about horizontal position (both latitude and longitude) of the site structure and height of the structure above mean sea level.
  • Accurately determine Flood-Plain information and comply with the latest FEMA regulations.
  • Telecommunication surveys record and report easement, boundary, zoning, utility, access information and topographical data relative to tower location.
  • Identify new locations and establish/expand customer base.
  • Collect zoning information regarding height restrictions and setback requirements.
  • Better understand the fundamental layout of the typical cell tower site.

The Process

The course of the telecommunications survey begins with clearly determining the respective limits of the area of lease of the carrier. Afterwards, surveyors prepare a detailed topographic map of the entire area including the monuments inside the corners of the lease area. Simultaneously, the ingress-egress easements relevant to the site are also identified. Next, the longitude and latitude of the site is established so that FAA requirements are met. Finally, all the information is packaged in an easy-to-understand informational parcel and presented to the company.

Our Services

Nationwide Surveying is a leader in the realm of surveying telecommunications lease sites. We employ the latest GPS equipments, high fidelity total station devices and electronic data loggers to identify the most solid coordinate site base for your cellular tower. Our expertise, coupled with exceptional technological tools; provide telecommunications companies with accurate wide-area surveys in the least possible time.

Our selection of services catering to the telecommunication industry includes:

  • Raw Land Surveys for Cellular Towers
  • 2C FAA/1A Certification
  • Co-Location Surveys for Tower Sites
  • As-Built Surveys for Tower Site
  • Geodetic Control and Cellular Site Certification
  • Topographic surveys
  • Adherence to Zoning Regulations
  • Lease Area – Exhibits and Legal Descriptions
  • Record Boundary Survey
  • Tower Site Walks
  • Tower Mapping (using 3D Laser Scanning Devices)
  • Roof-Top Telecommunication Surveys
  • Cellular Tower Site Construction Staking
  • Site Height Certifications
  • ALTA Surveys for Cellular Tower Site
  • Title Reviews for Cellular Towers

If circumstances demand additional assistance, such as supplementary survey needs, data formats, plat design, GIS compatibility, boundary conflicts, or others, we will walk an extra mile with you to ensure your requirements are met.


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