Fox & Associates, Inc.’s surveyors and technicians utilize the most up-to-date equipment available. Our field crews are equipped with Topcon Robotic Instruments, Topcon and Carlson Data Collectors and Carlson RTK (Real Time Kinetic) GPS Instruments with Bluetooth Wireless Data Collection. They also use Ashtech GPS equipment for pertinent applications. The software we utilize is Autodesk Civil 3D, Carlson Survey 2011 and Carlson SurvCE. Plotting is done on high speed HP Large Format Ink Jet Plotters with high resolution color capability.
Our Cad Technicians utilize computer work stations equipped with AutoCAD Land Development and Carlson Civil Suite. Our technicians take advantage of the latest technology allowing down loading of the raw survey data from the data collectors directly to our software systems, processing of the data and plotting all with very little or no human input, thus greatly reducing the chance of error.
In addition, our computer equipment and software allows us to exchange all data and drawings with our clients and sub-contractors via e-mail. This is another key component for our team’s capabilities. Our computer equipment and software allows us to exchange all data and drawings with our clients and sub-consultants via e-mail and ftp sites. Our staff is supported by a full administrative staff, state-of-the-art field equipment, and the latest in computer hardware and software.
Fox & Associates, Inc. also utilizes QuickBooks Premier Professional Services Financial Management Software for Architects and Engineers. The Business Management capabilities of our system allow us to manage our projects and budgets through a series of concise status reports. The reports can be produced on three organizational levels: by department, phase, and task. The level most appropriate for a particular project or client is utilized. The reports include labor and expense analysis, cost analysis, project activity budget analysis, project expense budget analysis, and work-in-progress. By effective use of these project management reports, Fox & Associates, Inc. can keep its projects on time and on budget as well as track project profit and overhead costs.