• Total Station


The total station is an electronic/optical instrument that allows contractors to accurately layout a building using discrete points. The instrument is designed to precisely measure angles in the horizontal and vertical planes, read slope distances to a given point, and collect data to perform advanced coordinate calculations.

Total stations increase productivity and accuracy by significantly simplifying the construction layout process. Time spent executing the construction layout process is significantly reduced, despite increased accuracy, and contributes to the overall productivity of the project. Designs are taken from conceptual to the field in accordance with plans to ensure a successful layout. Contractors are able to upload coordinates directly from BIM models or 2D drawings to layout a project with extreme precision. Furthermore, the advanced technology can be performed by a single person, thereby further increasing productivity.

OCP Contractors is consistently researching innovative methods to improve the construction process. Total stations have been utilized in surveying and engineering for over 40 years, and only recently has been adapted for construction application. OCP identified total stations as a way to simplify the time consuming, and at times, inaccurate method of tape measures and strings for construction layout. Total stations make the process more productive, and accurate to deliver clients a quality project.

The accuracy of the total station further allows the firm to take technology from the office to the field, keeping projects on-time and on budget. By ensuring accurate layout methods, data thoughtfully planned in BIM is executed successfully in the field, thereby minimizing the occurrence of challenges on the jobsite.

For over 50 years, OCP has been committed to consistent innovation, to benefit employees and clients, and delivery quality construction.