Altus Group, Geomatics has been providing services to the railway sector since 1985.  Our Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, Environmental Professionals and Geomatics Technologists use the latest technologies to provide construction, engineering, and topographic survey services to railway companies to support the planning, design, layout, construction, and maintenance of railway facilities.

With 14 offices across Canada, we provide local expertise, can complete railway survey projects of any size at a significant cost advantage and can mobilize in a timely manner.  Clients appreciate that they receive consistency on their projects, no matter where their railway project is.  Our offices are in Fort St. John, Calgary, Edmonton, Grande Prairie, Lloydminster, Regina, Saskatoon, Swift Current, Weyburn, Yorkton, Brandon, Virden, Winnipeg, and Dartmouth.

Our specialized railway tools, state-of-the art surveying equipment, and 3D laser scanning technologies enable us to prepare accurate profiles of existing track as well as precise as-built plans for new railway facilities, road crossings, tunnels, platforms, and other rail facilities to support calculations for railway design, maintenance, and clearance requirements. Our versatile field and office resources enable us to handle projects of any size and complexity.

We also have the field, mapping, drafting, and programming resources required to provide infrastructure asset management support to railway companies.  Our experienced field staff have railway safety training and understand railway safety requirements.

Pre-Construction Services

  • Right-of-way surveys
  • Preliminary Engineering and Design Staking
  • Topographic Surveys
  • Cross Sections
  • Bathymetric Surveys
  • Bridge As-Builts
  • Benchmark Establishment

Construction Services

  • Construction and Grade Staking
  • Precise Leveling
  • 3D Scanning and Modelling
  • Volume Progress Monitoring
  • Final As-Builts

Environmental Land Management

  • Pre-Site and Pre-Disturbance Assessments
  • Wildlife Sweeps and Management Plans
  • Third Party Agreements and Acquisitions
  • Water Regulatory Process


Contact your local office for more information.

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