Avian Australia

AVIAN Australia is a multidisciplinary surveying, imaging and visualisation company servicing the architecture, engineering and construction sectors.  We deliver quality-assured digital data to generate client-driven solutions.

We have 25 years’ combined experience, with nationwide coverage and a full CASA licence and accreditation.

Contact Details

Contact: Chris Patchell, GM & Director Operations
Email: chris@avian.net.au
Telephone: 1300 081 115
Website:   www.avian.net.au
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Our purpose is to deliver the highest level of customer service and unmatched quality to our clients in the fields of inspection, surveying, laser scanning and photogrammetry.

We do this with our main services:

  • Asset and site inspection and analysis
  • Surveying and terrain mapping
  • 3D laser scanning and photogrammetry
  • Digital Media – photography and video

We pride ourselves in delivering outcomes that are faster, safer and smarter.


Preconstruction – Plan Efficiently

  • Topographical Maps and 3D Models
    Using surveying and laser scanning we deliver high accuracy, high precision sitemaps and 3D digital models with topographical details i.e. contours, elevations, features and breaklines for engineering design, planning and assessment.
  • Site Volume Calculations
    Modelling site volumes for earth and debris that needs to be moved from the site, or material in a building to be demolished, allows for efficient and accurate job site planning, such as the number of trucks needed and labour required. We use a quality-assured survey data to validate contractor estimates or performance for completed works.
  • Site Access and Project Planning
    For site access and construction planning. In the case of remotely located sites, terrain mapping will help to plan the best access routes and assess the existing conditions. Get real-time site information knowing its current, accurate and updated.
  • Vegetation and Natural Surface Details
    Using airborne LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) to produce classified point clouds we provide valuable topographical details of the natural surface. This helps with construction planning, town planning and environmental assessments and informs how much of the site needs to be cleared and the effort and equipment needed.

During Construction – Measure Progress

Construction progress updates are essential in project management.  Construction project managers can accurately visualise and measure progress to inform and plan works on complex sites, in order to manage projects and contractors efficiently. This allows sharing of key information with colleagues, teams, stakeholders and clients.

  • Improved stakeholder engagement
    Visual information in stakeholder updates (e.g. for investors, staff or clients) makes the project updates more immersive and engaging. This improves stakeholder support and provides confidence in project performance, especially if the project is not visited by stakeholders.
  • Safety and compliance reporting
    Site maps and 3D models, in conjunction with AI and asset tracking software can be used to ensure that only authorised staff are accessing restricted areas. Or that all personnel on the site are wearing mandatory PPE. This allows the identification and rectification of any OHS breaches, potentially avoiding compliance issues and fines. It makes reporting on safety compliance faster and more accurate.
  • Creation of BIM
    Laser scanning during construction helps owners and builders to create a Building Information Modelling (BIM) program to record and track all asset information and key aspects of the project.
  • Contractor QA and milestone payments
    Clear and easily accessible information about project and contractor performance ensures clarity of communication about the completed works. Helps to ensure that contractor and company milestone payments are processed smoothly.

Post Construction – Marketing for Sales & Future Bids

  • Professional corporate image
    Creating a positive and professional image in all marketing and media for stakeholders and potential clients makes it more likely the company gets involved in future jobs.
  • Marketing and stakeholder communications
    Including impressive and interesting photographyand video (drones, time lapse, slow-motion) helps to communicate project complexity with stakeholders and the general public. This is particularly relevant to large infrastructure projects to build roads, rail and other public infrastructure.
  • Industry Specific Experience
    Our team has over 10 years of industry-specific experience with construction-related disciplines in land surveying, geospatial and digital imaging disciplines and provide quality-assured digital data on assets, sites, terrain and buildings to inform decision making and ensure project success.
  • Our Clients