Surveying with UNI-Complete, a penny for your thoughts

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We can tell you all about the easiness of surveying with the UNI-GR1 and the time you save by creating labels, layers, and objects before you even leave the office. Show you how many satellites provide signals to the exact spot you work that day, so you know you have reliable and trustworthy results. That exact information appeals to surveyors and people in the field. The write-down of investing or costs per job in UNI-Complete, appeal to others. And we are more than happy to grab your attention!

The costs of surveying with a UNI-Complete set

As you (might) know, the UNI-Complete set gives you all you need to start surveying tomorrow. It includes the UNI-GR1 GNSS receiver to generate data, the easy and intuitive UNI-Connect software that works with all browsers and Wi-Fi, UNI-Cloud to get your data from and to the field in no time and with remote and phone support, as well as centimetre accuracy thanks to UNI-RTK Premium. Also included are a weatherproof Android tablet, two-meter carbon fibre survey pole, and mount for the tablet. All of that for the prize of €4995,-. After the first year, recurring costs are UNI-Cloud and RTK-Premium, both priced at 750,- per year.

Now you know what the package consists of and what price range, we’re going to talk money. Cold-hard coins. For this blog, we’ll go over the costs of surveying using a brand-new UNI-Complete set.

The costs of surveying with a UNI-Complete set

We have calculated the costs of surveying different objects, which we’ll get to in a minute. But first, these are the conditions of this calculation:

  • UNI-Complete                                                    €4995,-
  • 2 years of UNI-Cloud                                        €1500,-
  • 2 years of UNI-RTK Premium                           €1500,- +

Total                                                                         €7,995   with a write-down of 3 years,

Feel free to add 2 years of € 1500 each for a 5-year write-down as the hardware allows for it, still most companies write-off in 3 years.

  Based on
Costs per year€2,665,-3 years
Costs per month€222,0812 months
Costs per workweek€59,2245 workweeks
Costs per day€7,30365 days
Costs per workday€11,84225 workdays

And of course, we have been realistic enough to make calculations for 45 workweeks. We all take holidays, right?

Now how does this relate to actual projects to survey? Please see the below calculations.

Pipes and cables

Surveying 8 hours, per workday€11.84 per day2,400 meters€0.005 per meter
Surveying 1 hour, per workday€11.84 per day300 meters€0.04 per meter
Surveying 1 hour, per week€59.22 per week300 meters€0.20 per meter
Surveying 1 hour, per 2 weeks€118.44 per 2 weeks300 meters€0.39 per meter
Surveying 1 hour, per month€222.08 per month300 meters€0.74 per meter

Trees, trash bins, and other “points”

Surveying 8 hours, per workday€11.84 per day320 trees€0.04 per tree
Surveying 1 hour, per workday€11.84 per day40 trees€0.30 per tree
Surveying 1 hour, per week€59.22 per week40 trees€1.48 per tree
Surveying 1 hour, per 2 weeks€118.44 per 2 weeks40 trees€2.96 per tree
Surveying 1 hour, per month€222.08 per month40 trees€5.55 per tree

Surveying costs in general

Surveying 8 hours, per workday€11.84 per day8 hours€1.48 per hours
Surveying 1 hour, per workday€11.84 per day1 hour€11.84 per hour
Surveying 4 hours, per workday€11.84 per day4 hours€2.96 per hour
Surveying 1 week, per week€59.22 per week1 hour€59.22 per hour
Surveying 4 hours, per week€59.22 per week4 hours€14.81 per hour
Surveying 1 hour, per week€118.44 per 2 weeks1 hour€118.44 per hour
Surveying 4 hours, per 2 weeks€118.44 per 2 weeks4 hours€29.61 per hour
Surveying 1 hour, per month€222.08 per month1 hour€222.08 per hour
Surveying 4 hours, per month€222.08 per month4 hours€55.52 per hour

Talking numbers

The tables above have quite a few numbers and time periods within them, but what do they mean? Well, let’s talk numbers. If you survey for a living or are a big enough organization to have enough jobs to survey pipes and cables 40 hours per week all 3 years, your costs can come down to €0.005 per meter! Yes, we say ‘can’. There are other costs as travel fare and salary involved, remember those 45 weeks per year we set earlier?

Even if you do not survey full time, or regularly even, the costs of UNI-Complete will surprise you. Surveying half a day per 2 weeks, comes down to just €29,61 per surveyed hour to write-down the entire investment! Not bad, right? And the more you survey, the cheaper it gets!

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Have these numbers caught your eye or do you want to impress a colleague? Schedule a free demo with us! We’ll show you the benefits and easiness of working with UNI-Complete, the numbers above are telling their own story!

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