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Socotec acquires Survey Associates

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Socotec has announced that it has acquired manual survey monitoring, correlation and topographical survey specialist Survey Associates.

Based in East Sussex, Survey Associates joins ITM Monitoring, which was purchased by the Socotec Group in March 2018, to become Socotec Monitoring UK.

Socotec CEO Ian Sparks said: “The acquisition of Survey Associates further strengthens our position in the UK market by broadening the monitoring capabilities already offered by ITM Monitoring, and provides significant opportunities within the infrastructure sector.

“This is something ITM and Socotec UK have already demonstrated through collaboration on a number of infrastructure projects.

“The creation of the monitoring division is fully aligned with the Socotec Group’s goal of becoming European leader in testing, inspection and certification in the construction and infrastructure sectors by 2020.”

Survey Associates is already involved in the monitoring of the London Underground, Network Rail and third party assets throughout London and the south east

Socotec Monitoring UK managing director Jon Scott said: “ITM Monitoring has worked with Survey Associates on a number of infrastructure projects over many years, where multiple technical disciplines across monitoring and infrastructure have been used to provide a comprehensive solution for clients.”

Sparks added: “By expanding our monitoring provision our clients now have the benefit of a single specialist contractor to deliver analysis, design and execution of asset risk control throughout the asset lifecycle, from the planning and design stage through to decommissioning, mitigating the risk to people, property, budgets and timescales.”

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