From Scan to Plan Accurately and Efficently

From a single floor plan to a complete set of as-built documents with a mechanical system review, the Coast 2 Coast national field surveying team uses the latest in laser technology to accurately document existing conditions.  Laser scanners, laser distance meters, Total Stations and computer software combine to create a sophisticated workflow that allows us to complete drawing on-site and quickly verify information.  Documenting existing conditions help makes the design process run smoothly.

Gone are the days of wondering whether or not you have the most current information relating to the project. Today, project stakeholders can feel confident having the most recent, most accurate documents available with as-built surveys in hand.

Why Survey?

A finished structure seldom corresponds exactly to the original plans in every detail. Architects, designers and building owners receive the intelligence they need to make informed decisions about their renovation and restoration projects and stay on schedule.

As-built surveys create an up to date documentation of the interior layout of spaces which may have changed over the years, document deviations from the architect’s original design, and how changes from previous construction.  With an up-to-date existing condition base plan, the design team has a huge head start in the design process.

The investment made up front in the survey process, is more than offset by the resulting reduction or elimination of costly re-work and change orders.


  • Floor Plans
  • Elevations
  • Cross Sections
  • Reflected Ceiling Plans
  • Furniture/Fixture Layouts
  • MEP System Details
  • Site Plans
  • Above Ceiling Details
  • Rooftop

How it Works

We utilize a Laser to CAD system for surveying and creating as-built floor plans.  The workflow typically allows drawings to be created on site in hours as compared to the days traditional methods took. Our commitment to training our own staff in cutting-edge equipment and our own tested, proven and trusted methodology means we maintain the highest-standard of accuracy and detail in our work.  Because we generate as-built documentation so efficiently, it expedites the rest of the process for our clients. 

For standard as-built surveys, the Coast 2 Coast team used surveying equipment recognized and approved for instrumental precision to get the job done.  Combining the LEICA Disto laser distance-meter, a LEICA TCR-405, and a 407 Total Station ensured accurate measurements.  For as-built surveys with complex geometry or limited access, we utilize our 3D scanning process.

With our depth of industry expertise, experienced project team and field teams located across the U.S., Coast 2 Coast can accommodate both large-scale single projects and multi-site programs, regardless of their location or complexities. Between 2D drawings or 3D models, Coast 2 Coast works with your team to establish a project scope of work that meets your objectives, time guidelines budget and workflow.

I am so thankful we are able to use you as it saves our designers time on site! We have decided in most cases [when doing it ourselves] that we then spend more time trying to figure it out and questioning it.

Carla B. Niemann, Senior Vice President of Design

Coast 2 Coast is very thorough, have the right state-of-the-art knowledge and equipment and work efficiently and effectively through the process. They are very service oriented and treated our work as a top priority.

Ned Johns, Executive Project Manger

I reviewed the survey deliverables for the Fairfax at Embassy Row project and am quite impressed with the amount of content contained within the files. Seems like the hotel’s General Manager was quite happy with Coast 2 Coast as well!

Fred Simmons, Architect

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