Heavy Industrial Highlight Projects

Access Surveyors prides itself in having ZERO Lost Time Incidents on any of its projects. Listed below are four (4) of our most recent highlight projects. For a broad idea of some of the facilities and projects completed, please refer to our Statement of Qualifications.


In March of 2016, Access surveyors was awarded a contract by Ragnar Benson, LLC to assist with all project related surveying needs in Westlake, Louisiana.
Our Survey Crews assist with the construction efforts 5-6 days per week and will continue until the completion of the project. A brief summary of our scope of work is listed below.

We have assisted in the construction efforts of::

  • Grade Staking and Verification for all Earthworks
  • Battery Limit Staking for Clearing and Grubbing
  • Site-wide Topographic Work for Quantity Calculations and Model Improvement
  • Maintaining and Setting Horizontal and Vertical Control
  • Pile Layout and Template Verification
  • Road and Bridge Layout
  • Anchor Bolt Layout and Verification
  • Effluent Channel Staking
  • Electrical Route Crossings
  • Staking and As-builts for Sub-ballasts Site Wide
  • Stip and Lift Topo and Calculations
  • Track Layout and Verification
  • Settlement Plate Verification
  • Underdrain Layout and As-builts
  • Pullbox Layout and As-builts
  • All Piping Related Efforts Including Drainage
  • Bridge Risers Verification
  • 3rd Party Verification of all Subcontractor Work Site-Wide
  • As-builts for all Turnover Documents

Iowa Fertilizer Company

In June of 2014, Access surveyors mobilized to the IFCo Project in Wever, Iowa. At the peak of construction in the estimated ±1.9 Billion dollar facility, Access Surveyors had 9 two-man survey crews, 2 Survey Managers, 1 Survey Technician and 1 Field Representative on-site. Our 2-man survey crews assist in construction efforts 6-7 days per week on a regular basis. A brief summary of our scope of work is listed below.

We have assisted in the implementation and erection of:

  • ±25 Multi-level Pipe Racks, sleeper racks and countless pipe supports
  • Installation of nearly 5,000 anchor bolts
  • Ammonia, Desulfurization, Purification and Compressor Units
  • 20,000+ yards of concrete involving footers, pedestals, platforms and foundations
  • Two (2) Cooling Towers
  • Two (2) Chemical Injection Units
  • Demineralization Unit
  • Two (2) Steam Generation Boilers
  • Complete Water Treatment Facility
  • Urea Granulation, Urea Synthesis and Nitric Acid Units
  • Final Equipment sets for: Diesel Generators, Power Generators, Steam Turbines, ect. Vent and Flare Unit coupled with a Natural Gas Letdown Unit
  • Four (4) Enclosed Electrical Substations

Contract Value: On-Going, $5 Million +


Access Surveyors was hired by Austin Bridge and Road to perform 3-D paving operations, construction layout, utilities, control surveys and building structures for this mega raceway park. Access Surveyors was elected as the Lead Survey Team for the track layout, utilizing robotic machine control. With its winding ways, vertical curves, hair-pin turns and grade elevation changes of greater than 133 feet, COTA is a project that truly put our minds and wide array of skills to use. I have listed below quantities and work performed while on-site.

Site Quantities::

  • ±400,000 tons of flex base and asphalt poured on the 1,000+ acre site.

Race Track Quantities::

  • 50,000+ tons of flex base
  • 18,000+ tons of asphalt laid for binding
  • 90,000+ tons of asphalt for mid-layering
  • 22,000+ tons of asphalt for final, smooth finish racing surface.

Tolerances for the final surface were set to not exceed 1/8 of an inch.
Circuit of the Americas Raceway, is home of the first open wheel racing in the United States.


In 2006, Access Surveyors was sub-contracted by Arceneaux & Gates Engineering and was awarded a 90 day contract for pre-construction horizontal and vertical control. The 51 Monument Control System would aid in the construction of an estimated $17 billion project, joint ventured by Bechtel and Jacobs Engineering. After the early works phase of the project, Access Surveyors was on-site with Seven (7) two-man survey crews and a Survey Management Team. The site had pre-determined to utilize its own surveyors for a brunt of the construction and soon brought on another Sixteen (16) two-man survey crews. Access Surveyors became the QA/QC and Managing Survey Team site-wide for a number of other sub-contracted surveyors from Austin Industrial, S&B Contractors and Turner Industries. Our team demobilized from the site in April of 2012, 6 Years later.

We have assisted in the implementation and erection of:

  • 60,000+ concrete and wood pile driven site-wide
  • Construction and Monitoring of a 51 Monument Control System
  • 27,000 tons of steel erected and plumbed for multilevel pipe racks and 300+ Modules
  • Delayed Coker Unit
  • Vacuum Pipe Still
  • H-Block consisting of a Hydrocracker Unit, Cat Feed Hydro and Naptha Cracker Unit
  • Power Station Expansion
  • Acid Recovery Unit
  • 20+ Storage Tanks for Crude Oil, Diesel Fuel, Jet Fuel, ect.
  • Cooling Towers
  • Vent and Flare Units
  • 69kv and 240kv substations
  • Complete Raw Water and Water Treatment Unit
  • Generators, pumps and rotating equipment set site-wide.
  • Final Paving, Grading and Drainage systems
  • Complete electrical route to support the massive two-square mile site.

Motiva Enterprises in Port Arthur, Texas is home of the largest refinery in the country and 5th largest in the world.

Our Client List

General Contractors

  • APAC
  • AbClean Environmental
  • Arceneaux Wilson and Cole Engineering
  • Austin Bridge & Road
  • Austin Industrial
  • Austin Traffic Signal
  • Bechtel Group
  • BNSF Railway
  • Bomac Contractors
  • Fluor
  • Group Contractors
  • HDR Engineering
  • ISC Electrical Group
  • Jacobs Field Services
  • Kansas City Southern Railroad
  • Kittle Property Group, Inc
  • Lower Neches Valley Authority
  • Matrix Service
  • Mortenson Construction
  • Performance Contractors
  • Ragnar Benson
  • Recon
  • S&B Contractors
  • Survey Support
  • Tetra Tech
  • Teton Construction
  • The TGB Group
  • The Weitz Company
  • Turner Industries
  • Turner Specialties Group
  • Triple C Project Services
  • USA Environmental
  • William Charles Electric
  • Zachry

Major Facilities

  • AGL Resources
  • Air Liquide
  • Air Products
  • Alcoa – Lake Charles BASF
  • Arkema
  • Chevron Panama City Terminal
  • COTA Formula 1 Raceway
  • Egan HUB
  • Enterprise Mont Belvieu
  • Exxon Mobil
  • Flint Hills
  • General Electric Wind Turbine Farm
  • Huntsman
  • Iowa Fertilizer Company
  • Memorial Hermann Baptist Hospital
  • Motiva Enterprise
  • Oil Tanking
  • Optimus Steel
  • Pandora Methanol
  • Petrotrin’s Pointe-A-Pierre Refinery (Trinidad)
  • Port Arthur Terminal
  • Port Neches Terminal
  • San Antonio Spurs Training Facility
  • Spectra Energy
  • Sun Oil
  • Targa Resources
  • Unocal Beaumont Terminal
  • U.S. National Park Service
  • Velasco Terminal Freeport
  • Valero

Oil & Gas Services

250+ pipeline/oil and gas projects completed in the last 3 years which included :

  • Pipeline Layout and As-builts
  • Oil well staking
  • R.O.W easements
  • Bore Locations
  • Lease and Unit mapping
  • Railroad commission W-1 & P-12 Permits
  • Wetland Mapping
  • Meter site Design
  • RRC of Texas Permitting and Plats
  • Timber Company permitting and plats
  • Easement Layout and Design
  • T-4 Permitting and Mapping for the RRC of Texas