KCI Acquires LandAir Surveying
LandAir president to lead local survey efforts as VP and regional practice leader
LandAir Surveying (LAS), a Georgia consulting firm, has been acquired by KCI Technologies Inc., a national engineering firm. LandAir offers a wide range of surveying services, and specializes in terrestrial laser scanning and transportation surveying.
LandAir, founded in 2001, began as a traditional surveying company, but quickly embraced the ongoing technological evolution occurring within the industry. In 2005, the firm began offering laser scanning and has since grown in capabilities. The staff of 27 offers an array of geospatial services, including aerial mapping, helicopter and fixed-wing LiDAR, terrestrial laser scanning, drone data capture, aerial photography, building information modeling (BIM) and virtual construction services.
Landair President and CEO H. Tate Jones, PLS, and his team have developed longstanding relationships with clients throughout the U.S., including state departments of transportation, city and county governments, engineering consultants, commercial developers, and manufacturers. With sales exceeding $3 million in 2016, LandAir provided transportation database collection and modeling for several of the largest highway improvement projects in Georgia and Alabama.
“LandAir has gone from working for a few clients in the local metro Atlanta area to partnering with some of the largest and most productive firms in the world. I’m so proud to work with a great group of land surveyors, 3D technology specialists, and BIM modelers,” Jones says. “As part of KCI, we will continue to grow as professionals, employ the latest technology, and offer our clients outstanding services and deliverables. My goal is to keep us at the forefront of our industry, and we can do that with KCI.”
Jones is a registered professional land surveyor in Georgia, Alabama, Florida, and South Carolina, and is an active member of the Surveying and Mapping Society of Georgia and the American Society of Highway Engineers. He will lead KCI’s local survey efforts as vice president and regional practice leader. LandAir’s employees will continue to operate out of the firm’s offices in Lawrenceville and Roswell, Ga.