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Survey & Design Operations.

In response to client's increasing requirements for accurate and detailed 'as-built' information Ching Contracting purchased a Topcon electronic total station in 2004.

We subsequently followed this up with the purchase of the Civilcad CAD software to enable us to efficiently upload and download data into the total station and to edit and format captured field data into formats required by our various clients.


We quickly saw the advantages of being able to capture as-built data quickly and accurately and it has become our preferred method of collecting and providing information to the majority of our clients, 'raising the bar' from the traditional hand drawn and dimensioned sketches or marked up contract plans.

As our staff became more familar and skilled with the survey equipment and CAD software we could see opportunities to be able to offer a number of our clients our ability to quickly and accurately capture field data that could be used in the design of proposed works. This was particularly so for contracts we undertook for the Department of Conservation in remote locations where our survey equipment was utilised to survey other nearby sites while we were in the area surveying completed works. This data enabled accurate design and scheduling of work in remote sites which would ultimately provide DOC with better pricing from contractors who were now able to estimate with less risk, having detailed designs rather than broad concept plans to estimate from.

This has now progressed further to the point where Ching Contracting are able to offer full design and build solutions to our clients on some small to meduim sized projects, giving them a 'one stop shop' option from concept to completion and the inherent efficiencies and savings this can provide.

We have, to date, completed a significant number of small to medium design & build projects for the Department of Conservation, Tasman District Council and private clients.

In 2008 a new company, Land Dimensions Ltd, was formed from Ching Contracting Ltd after it was recognised that we had the staff, skills and experience to take on design and build of more substantial projects and developments.


Land Dimensions Ltd initially took on and successfully completed design and management of the Research Orchard Road residential subdivision development in Tasman with Ching Contracting Ltd undertaking the physical works.
Land Dimensions Ltd has continued to grow into a successful and growing land development consultancy now employing several fulltime and part time staff. Land Dimensions' close ties with Ching Contracting allow them to provide significantly more accurate budget estimates, construction programmes and construction methodologies than it's competitors who do not have this association with a civil contracting business.

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