A Good Drop

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The Task

Punt Road Wines had a fallow paddock that was planned for use as a new vineyard, and needed a topographic survey to plan for drainage in the field. If the field has pockets or valleys where water could pool, it would adversely affect the growing conditions with the potential to ruin the crops. A secondary requirement was the set out for the support posts for the vines.

 

The Approach 

The process for this job was divided into three distinct parts, Control, Survey and Set Out.

1- Control: Initial control for the site was established by placing control points around the field. These points were fixed later via GPS control. A few key landmark features were also used to help with control.

2- Survey: A detailed feature and level surveys were completed offsite and subsequently tied into the Control points established for GPS heights. An aerial survey was also completed by a UAV - (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) to help coordinate the survey.

3- Set Out: Using the results of the feature surveys, setout points were computed to the client’s specification on row widths. Over 250 stakes were placed on the site to indicate the location for where Punt Road Wines would place their anchor end-posts.

 

The Outcome

Punt Road Wines were impressed with the work and have commented that we provided a vastly superior service to previous set outs by other companies. As a result, they have come to us to discuss future work on other wineries they own.

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