Plowman Craven Limited

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Company overview

Established over 55 years ago, Plowman Craven is a leading provider of measurement and consultancy services to infrastructure sectors. Its multi-disciplinary experts employ the latest techniques and technologies, supplying accurate data that gives clients certainty and shapes their projects.

Whether they’re scanning, recording, surveying, modelling, or advising, these experts play a key role in some of the world’s most significant infrastructure programmes. With a varied client base, they cover each stage of the project lifecycle, including:

  • Strategy.
  • Feasibility and planning.
  • Design.
  • Pre-construction.
  • Construction.
  • In use.

Underpinned by industry expertise, Plowman Craven’s integrated consultancy and measurement services add value and help clients to achieve real savings.

Using cutting-edge 3D laser scanning technology, Plowman Craven supports transformational, large-scale rail improvement projects – the kind that boost capacity and improve journey times across the network.

Its expert team is committed to the rail sector, investing in new technologies (like track measuring systems, 3D laser scanning, and unmanned aerial vehicles), employing the latest techniques, and developing effective, bespoke solutions for a range of clients – including Network Rail.

This team of safety-accredited/passed rail surveyors can take on any project, delivering monitoring schemes, accurate track measurements, and 3D station models. With extensive experience and an in-depth understanding of sector-specific challenges, they are recognised as industry leaders.


  • Rail surveys: accurate, efficient measurement solutions that help clients to maintain the network.
  • BIM: Plowman Craven’s expert team uses Autodesk Revit and AECOsim to create BIM-ready models for rail projects.
  • Infrastructure surveys: specialist survey solutions, measurement services, and consultancy support for large-scale projects, delivered efficiently and agilely.
  • Infrastructure services: accurate measurement solutions for large infrastructure projects.
  • Structural monitoring (delivered by PC Monitoring division): precise measurement and monitoring solutions, covering settlement, deformation, convergence, divergence, and deflection.

Key projects

Earls Court

Plowman Craven has supported this project since its outset, delivering modelling services, monitoring assets (both manual and automated), and tracking potential movement during removal and demolition works.

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Monitoring – King’s Cross

For several years, Plowman Craven’s PC Monitoring team has been gathering important monitoring information on infrastructure assets across King’s Cross.

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Download Plowman Craven’s corporate brochure here.