Revolutionary tools for streamlining and automating the documentation, management, and maintenance of assets and their physical locations.
  • SURVEYOR & EAMS have transformed the way businesses document and manage their physical assets
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SURVEYOR™ and the Environmental Asset Management System (EAMS™) are revolutionary tools that streamline the management of physical elements in any environment. Elements can range from signage to Wi-Fi hardware - anything that exists in a site, both temporary and permanent. The two work in conjunction with each other: users document an existing site with SURVEYOR™ and then implement project planning, budgeting, fabrication, installation, and maintenance within EAMS™.

How it Works

Currently, to document all of the existing signs in a facility, multiple surveyors are sent to the site, where they take photos and make handwritten notes on floor plans. The surveyors return to the office with a collection of unnamed photos and notes. They then spend days (or weeks) sifting through it before achieving a picture of the current site condition.

SURVEYOR eliminates all of the cross-referencing between photos, notes, and floor plans by connecting photos, data, and location information while in the field. Photos are automatically matched with their location and renamed to reflect their location within a project ? no more IMG1234s to sort through and rename.

Documenting individual signs (instead of general-area photos) creates a skeleton message schedule. This decreases project turn-around time and errors that often occur when synthesizing the data post-survey. In addition, costs are significantly reduced because teams of surveyors are no longer required. A single surveyor can now do the work more efficiently.

After the physical survey, photos and data are automatically imported into EAMS for processing. Users can immediately export photo books. Information about sign types, messaging, and notes can be added and edited during all design phases.


Project collaborators such as clients, stakeholders, fabricators, or installers can all be given access to EAMS to ensure that everyone has the most up-to-date information. EAMS also serves as a communication tool, or a shared work document, allowing clients to review and approve information during the design process.

Once the design has been approved and the programming phase is complete, all of the data can be exported for fabrication. Message schedules can be exported as complete PDF sets for the stakeholders, or as flexible text files for fabricators.

EAMS assists during fabrication and installation by allowing fabricators to immediately submit any questions or issues as they arise. Project closeout is a breeze as well: punchlists can be quickly created using a web-version of EAMS, providing a photo record of any fabrication or installation issues.

Post-project, the client can take over management of their data within EAMS as well. In-house facilities managers are able to maintain and track signage or maintenance issues with the web app. Need to order a replacement sign? All of the documentation is right at their fingertips, allowing facilities managers to forward appropriate documentation to the sign fabricator.

Our Clients

We've been lucky enough to work with some of the best firms and fabricators across the world!

- BrandCulture
- C+G Partners
- FayeWorks Design
- Gensler
- GNU Group
- Kate Keating Associates
- Kraido
- Salon D'Art
- Security Signs
- Signcraft Group
- Shannon Leigh Associates

The elegance of SURVEYOR & EAMS lies in their ability
to create comprehensive and manageable data.

Project Approach

Project Scope

Determine project needs and survey scope, if any.
Is the project an existing site or new construction?
What is the project purpose: replace wayfinding signage, update code signage, track and maintain hardware?

Pre-Survey Prep

If the scope includes a survey, gather all required floor plans and information.
Does the site require visitor badges or security notification? Which sign types will be surveyed?
Are there any other pieces of information critical to project success?
Ensure that surveyors know how to use the system and are aware of project goals.


Surveyors go on-site to document site conditions. Existing site notes and photos are gathered via smartphone or tablet to create a current view of site conditions.


Information and photos are uploaded from Surveyor into the EAMS. Users review surveyed locations to assign preliminary sign or hardware types and determine if any new locations need to be added.


Locations in the EAMS are converted from surveyed data to construction documentation as the design development proceeds during the project. Superfluous location information is hidden, leaving only locations to be ordered or removed during the fabrication/installation phases. Sign type, messaging, hardware, and installation notes are all developed.


Locations are reviewed with clients and project stakeholders. Edits and additions can be made on the fly during client meetings, or back at the office. All changes to the signs are tracked in the cloud and can be augmented with notes, allowing for a historical view of the sign record.


Object fields you can estimate, track, and calculate costs for all the physical pieces required for the project.


Quantities of items to order are automatically calculated. Location plans and hardware/message schedules are sent to fabricator for processing. Message schedules can be exported as raw text files, allowing fabricators to import messages into Excel, FileMaker, or directly into their machines. Preliminary punchlists are generated using individual QR codes for quality assurance and to ensure all order parts are fulfilled.


Installers go into the field and can track their progress using the same QR codes used in the last phase. Clients and stakeholders can view a map illustrating which items have been installed or if there are any issues at certain location. Installers use the web app to instantly send any questions or issues to the appropriate party, reducing confusion and installation delays.


After installation, users can use the web app to document and photograph any final issues. Items are sent to either the fabricator or installation team for processing and execution.


In-house facilities managers can use the web app to create new tickets for repair. If departments move and signs need to be updated, they can modify that item location to facilitate the ordering process. If the facility is rebranded or if hardware needs to be upgraded, there would be no need to re-survey: the information is up-to-date and current for any future changes.

Maximize project efficiency through one user-friendly
database, accessible to any stakeholders.

Benefits & Statistics

Project Streamliner

Keeps all project data in one place while allowing multiple parties to access, augment, and edit relevant pieces. Single authoritative source for all project data.

Communication Tool

Flag items for client review or design clarification.

Document Server

Upload construction drawings from schematic design through design development and construction intent.

Review Assistant

Track any questions and assign them to the correct parties for resolution and maintain a history of items within the project.

Other Benefits

Reduces Staff Costs
Increases Accuracy
Eliminates multiple steps and cross-referencing
Minimizes the need for data movement and manipulation
Simplifies processes
Consolidates and aggregates data
Enables data analysis

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