About

Blackman Surveyors Limited

Blackman Surveyors Limited is a specialist land surveying consultancy that was formed in 2009 and is based in Ellerslie, Auckland.  It is owned and managed by Andrew Blackman, a professionally qualified surveyor with over twenty years experience in the Auckland survey consultancy market.

The company is equipped with a Topcon total station and data recorder with Leica prisms and tripods, which is ideal for most surveys.  The office has modern computing facilities, with 12d survey software and a Landonline esurvey license.  We are able to provide electronic files directly from the survey software, or plans can be prepared in various AutoCAD formats.

The company enjoys a close association with Blakey Scott Planning Limited who provide expert assistance with more complex resource consent issues.

Andrew Blackman

B.Surv, MNZIS, RPSurv

Licensed Cadastral Surveyor

Member of Consulting Surveyors of NZ

Andrew graduated from Otago University (B.Surv with Distinction) in the late 1980’s and registered as a surveyor in 1990.  Initially he worked as a surveyor for a large multi-disciplinary consultancy in Auckland, before spending several years managing a diverse range of survey and development projects for them.  During this time he has worked through several peaks and troughs in the economic cycle and is therefore well placed to advise in the current climate of uncertainty.

He is experienced in a wide range of subdivision projects from the consent phase, through the construction set-out and as-builts to the cadastral surveys and resolution of legal issues to create new titles.  Having been based in a variety of locations within Auckland he has a good mix of experience, from downtown commercial projects, through suburban redevelopment and greenfield projects to rural subdivisions.

One of his specialist areas of expertise is shading analysis and he has presented evidence to the Environment Court in this field.

With another being that of Land Transfer surveys, he has recently been one of the authors of a New Zealand Institute of Surveyors publication on the topic.