Engineering Explained – Unmanned Surface Vessels (USVs)

Are Unmanned Surface Vessels (USVs) the new best way to undertake inland waterway Surveys? Hear from our Senior Surveyor, Godfrey Nyamugunduru, on how USVs help save time, access hard to reach locations and keep people safe whilst carrying out surveys.

Pell Frischmann is one of the UK’s most influential and highly respected firms of built environment professionals with a strong consulting engineering pedigree.

We work with both public and private bodies to generate local, regional, or national growth, and with utilities aiming for a more sustainable future. We collaborate with a range of agencies attempting to make infrastructure safer to use and easier to finance, and with property developers to make their property portfolio prosper. This diversity of work is possible because of Pell Frischmann’s unique position in the industry.


Pell Frischmann’s Surveying Team was established to progress digital data acquisition and analysis across the company’s core sectors through the design, construction and maintenance phases of a project’s lifecycle.

Led by Gary Weekes, the team has worked on many major projects across the UK including the redevelopment of Kings Cross, High Speed 2, Midland Mainline Electrification, Thames Tideway Tunnel, Paradise Circus Redevelopment, Ebbsfleet Central, York Outer Ring Road and several projects for Highways England.

We use the latest laser scanning, mobile mapping, drone and Internet of Things (IoT) sensor technology across a wide range of projects to enhance the modelling and analysis available to our engineers and clients. The team are experts in the provision of geospatial data, contributing to the development of CAA standards for the Aviation Sector, supporting construction and supporting Asset Management compliance.

There is a growing need for geospatial data in digital construction and BIM; at Pell Frischmann, investment in the latest software, training and data collection techniques ensures cost-effective and future-proofed solutions are offered to all our clients on every project.

If you would like to know more about Pell Frischmann’s Surveying capabilities, please contact us through our contact form here.

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