ABOUT Total construction surveys

Formed in 2004, Total Construction Surveys specialises in all facets of civil construction set out and engineering detail surveys. This includes roadworks, subdivisions, bridgeworks, structures and buildings, as constructed surveys, GPS Machine Guidance, civil design and drafting.


Chris Woolley


Chris has over 27 years experience in the setout of civil construction projects throughout Adelaide. He has worked with many contractors and Councils and, as Company director, understands the requirements of getting projects finished on time and importantly, within budget.

Jonathon Papps


Jonathon has over 10 years’ experience working on civil construction projects. He works closely with our construction clients and manages a team of Project Surveyors to provide a complete survey solution for their projects including construction set-out, verifications and machine control guidance modelling. He also manages our SA Water as-constructed survey requirements for land developments and other SA Water projects.

Bradley Magaard


With more than 12 years working locally, interstate and internationally in the survey industry, Bradley knows what is required to get a survey completed on time and on budget whilst delivering to the highest standard. Bradley coordinates our engineering/topographic survey teams to ensure a cost efficient and timely delivery of various projects. He works with a variety of clients from State and Local Government to Engineering, Architectural and Civil Construction Companies.

Management, safety and quality plans

Total Construction Surveys Pty Ltd uses the SCIMS Integrated Management System. This software is a risk management tool that meets the requirements of the CCF Civil Construction Management Code and the relevant requirements of ISO 9001, 14001 and AS 4801 as they relate to our business and our client project needs.

Job Safety Analysis documentation, Traffic Management diagrams, and the like, are assessed on a site by site basis in accordance with TCS quality assurance and OHS&W requirements.


Total Construction Surveys only employs appropriately qualified and experienced staff. All TCS staff hold the necessary industry workplace certificates/cards to allow surveys to be undertaken on roads and within rail corridors, and include:


  • White Card
  • Workzone Traffic Management
  • Rail Safety and Awareness
  • Apply First Aid

Financial capacity

Total Construction Surveys Pty Ltd has traded successfully since its inception in 2004. The company has two administration staff responsible for the general running of the office. This includes payroll, invoicing, general accounting duties, job creation and scheduling. Profit and loss statements, including a balance sheet, are produced quarterly.


Worrell & Co. Chartered Accountants handle all major accounting needs.


Invoicing is done monthly and is payable net 30 days from invoice date. Dayworks sheets are in triplicate and hours can be signed off daily by the relevant supervisor, or prior to invoicing.


TCS uses Leica Total Stations (Viva, 1200’s), Leica GPS Systems, and NA Automatic levels which are calibrated and serviced by C.R. Kennedy & Co. regularly. A copy of the current service records can be provided upon request.

TCS uses the latest HP Laptop computers with compliant software to generate and process files in all standard required formats including Genio, 12d formats and CAD.  We also have the necessary software to produce the working files to be uploaded into current machine guidance equipment.


All of the equipment used by TCS is fully owned by the company.

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