Urban Planning and Development

Your urban planning and development project requires accurate data and models.

Visualizing a new town or expanding a city means careful planning is in order. When you operate in the construction and roadway industries, working with attention to detail is critical. Take-off Professionals (TOPS) offers services that are critical to the urban planning and development sector, helping you understand your work environment and verify you can dig, build and pave surfaces accurately.

Partner with our full-time engineers for development projects. When you choose TOPs, we provide the models and site data you need for streamlined project planning and improved outcomes, leading to better client satisfaction.

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Years of Experience in Urban Planning and Development

TOPS is an authority in the world of urban planning and development. Our in-house team of experienced engineers has been working in the industry for more than 20 years.

Let us know how hands-on or hands-off you want us to be throughout your project. It is our goal to eliminate your chances of mistakes when planning for a city-focused assignment. Make us your site data partner to tackle building and repair work. TOPS has the background to work with site data surveyors as well as equipment operators to ensure roadblocks during construction are kept to a minimum.

Unlike other businesses in urban planning and development, TOPS serves clients nationally. Whether you are a civil contractor or land surveyor, we give you the means to complete tasks with the highest level of visibility.

Our Services Tailored for Urban Planning and Development Projects

Urban planning and development opportunities are no small feat. You require TOPS experts for urban data preparation and 3D modeling services to achieve the best project outcomes and stay ahead of your competition. Our team offers multiple services to streamline the planning and building process.

3D and GPS Machine Control Modeling for Urban Development

Our 3D and GPS machine control modeling services help you reach worksites and dig into the ground with precision — this information is useful when developing parts of a town or city that call for moving to remote locations.

Machine control modeling services let you optimize the use of heavy equipment such as bulldozers, scrapers, excavators and asphalt and concrete pavers. Identify the best places to operate the equipment in your fleet without wasting fuel and resources. Allocate machines in your fleet appropriately and make the correct staffing choices to complete a project. 

We save you from depending on trial and error to guide you through the decision-making process, streamlining job preparation and completion.

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Urban Development Site Modeling Services

An urban development project requires you to comprehend the terrain and environment you will be working in prior to planning and starting work. Trust TOPS for site modeling services that uncover details about surfaces. We help you anticipate challenges with your project before they get a chance to affect your workflow and schedule.

Receive a digital rendering of your worksite for transparency when planning and building. Our engineers make it easy to recognize the quantity of materials you will need to complete a job from start to finish. Stick to deadlines and reduce the likelihood of overspending — TOPS supports you with urban development site models that contain several details:

  • Layouts for buildings
  • Roadways and curbs
  • Parking lots
  • Utilities
  • Retention structures

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Roadwork Modeling for Urban Planning and Development

Completing road systems that will run throughout a town or city demands the help of professionals. Work with TOPS for roadwork modeling assistance that makes it achievable to map out the placement of highways and streets. 

Install utilities requiring pipelines below the ground with the knowledge that you can complete your project without development hurdles. Our engineers serve as excellent resources when constructing new homes and commercial buildings. Learn the most practical locations for highways and roads based on terrains and where areas of interest will be.

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Quantity Takeoff Services for Projects

Get an idea of how large or small an urban development assignment is before starting it. TOPS assists you with quantity takeoff services that give you the necessary insight into the cost of materials, the number of workers required for a task and related expenses associated with your project.

Material shortages and overspending are problems of the past. With TOPS, you get reports tailored to your industry and tasks. From material quantity lists to guidance with earthmoving work, we are the partner that makes the budgeting and bidding process straightforward. Decide on the amount of dirt, concrete or asphalt necessary for urban development work based on informed projections.

Our quantity takeoff services move quickly once you supply CAD files, written plans and digital work orders.

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Why We Are the Best Partner for Urban Planning and Development

When you partner with TOPS, you team up with full-time employees. We do not rely on subcontractors for your urban planning and development needs. Many data preparation companies outsource work to part-time contractors — we take care of responsibilities in-house for consistent results from project to project.

Our core competency is data, so we developed a platform to which you can upload files, notes and project information for a seamless collaboration experience. TOPS thrives on solid communication, so you can expect your point of contact to enroll you in email notifications to keep you up-to-date on our progress with your 3D models.

On average, TOPS finishes over 1,000 machine control models per year thanks to our team of licensed engineers, surveyors and 3D technicians. Correspond with engineers working in one of three time zones for convenience while ensuring your projects go to plan.

Get the backing you need from professionals who have been helping teams like yours for decades. We give you the confidence needed to place a successful bid and finish an urban planning and development project to the highest standards.

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Three Simple Steps to Begin Your Project

To get started with TOPS, you just need to follow three easy steps:

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Step 1: CAD Files

Provide the CAD files for the project in formats like AutoCAD .DXF and .DWG, among others. Files can be uploaded to their FTP site or shipped with the paper plans.

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Step 2: Paper Plans

If sending paper plans, they will scan and store them electronically. You can transmit the scans or ship the paper plans.

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Step 3: Work Order

Fill out a data prep work order on their website with the details of your scope of work. TOPS can accommodate various needs; just specify how you want the job to look.

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Learn More About Our Data Preparation, Takeoff and 3D Modeling Services for Urban Planning and Development

TOPS gives you the individualized attention you deserve. We will learn as much as possible about your vision for specific urban development tasks as soon as you reach out to us so that we can determine how to best serve you. Tell us how much or little support you want from us, and we will follow your requests regarding involvement and solutions.

Our team of engineers does most of the heavy lifting for you by presenting the data and deliverables you require to take on several projects at once. We support your staff in any stage of the urban planning process to provide the level of assistance you need when you need it.

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Industries We Serve

At TOPS, we have extensive experience working across a wide range of industry sectors to provide expert data preparation, modeling, and analysis services. Our team of experienced professionals is adept at tailoring our solutions to meet the unique needs of clients in several different industries.

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