3 Reasons to Learn About Optical Surveys for Building Monitoring

MFS Engineers Optical Monitoring

MFS Engineers & Surveyors presents a PDH-accredited presentation aimed at A/E/C professionals who would like to learn more about Optical Surveys for Building Monitoring. This small-scale learning experience is presented by our Survey division.

But why learn about this niche of construction services anyway?

1) Optical surveys can assist in monitoring issues caused by demolition and excavation

Building monitoring is a vital service for construction in urban areas where neighboring properties and public right-of-ways are in close proximity. Optical surveys can assist in identifying movement caused by deformation and settlement.

2) Learn what buildings and infrastructure should be monitored

With each project site having its distinct location and potential concerns, an understanding of the extents of excavation and proximity to neighboring buildings, subways, elevated rails, bridges, and public right-of-ways direct how and what will be monitored.

3) New York City requires monitoring for landmark buildings

The Technical Policy and Procedure Notice #10/88 of the New York City Department of Buildings (NYCDOB) requires for surveying and monitoring of all landmark buildings located on a 90-ft radius of a job site in New York City.

MFS Engineers & Surveyors is equipped to deliver building monitoring services associated with privately, commercially, or city owned properties. Our experience includes optical surveying of:

  • Buildings
  • Elevated Transportation Structures
  • Surface Structures
  • Underground Utilities
  • Subsurface Structures
  • Permanent Retaining Structures
  • Temporary Retaining Structures

Our full complement of professional engineering services, which also include Surveying, Geotechnical Engineering/Drilling, Site/Civil and Structural Engineering services, and Construction Management, make us a great partner for projects of any type and scale. Learn more about these services at or contact us today for a quote.