Welcome to Canavan & Associates

About Us

Certified Land Surveyors

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Canavan & Associates is New England's finest full service survey company.  

Construction Surveys

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Providing the most accurate and on time results, we have become Boston's most requested survey company for the construction industry. 

Prompt and Reliable


Our expert staff is able to handle projects of any size, utilizing the latest equipment and software available.  

Knowledge * Experience * Integrity * Value

Employing 12 of the most experienced field crews in the region and an office staff of CAD technicians all utilizing the latest and most advanced surveying equipment and software, Canavan & Associates has the resources and ability to handle the largest and most difficult of projects.  When emergencies arise, we are able to reallocate additional manpower to ensure that your project stays on schedule and within budget.

Services Available



Conceptual Land Development Plans

Subdivision Plans

As-Builts Plans

Record Title Research

Legal Descriptions

Condominium Conversion Plans

Topographic Plans

ALTA/ACSM Land Title Plans

Radius Maps

Abutters Lists

Full Zoning Application Packages

Full Planning Subdivision Application Packages



  • Specializing in Steel Building Surveying
  • As-Built & Lay-out
  • Anchor Bolt Surveys 
  • Building Plumb Surveys 
  • Precast Panel Lay-out
  • Detailed Field Dimensioning of Ornamental & Misc. Steel 
  • Bridge Construction Lay-out/As-Builts
  • Large Scale Site Construction Lay-out
  • Foundation Staking/As-Built (Comm. & Resd.)
  • Roadway and Utilities Staking
  • FAA Tower Certificate Surveys
  • Solar Panel Arrays



  • Property/Boundary Line Surveys
  • ALTA/ACSM Land Title Surveys
  • Mortgage Surveys
  • Topographic Surveys
  • Conditions Location Surveys
  • Conversion Surveys
  • Subdivision Surveys (Adm., Minor, Major)
  • Wetland Location Surveys
  • Design Lay-out
  • Aerial Photogrammetric Control
  • Full GPS Services
  • FEMA Flood Certificates

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Canavan & Associates

450 George Washington Hwy, Smithfield, Rhode Island 02917, United States

Office (401) 232-1990 Office (401) 568-1990 FAX (401) 232-1994


Monday - Friday: 7am - 3pm

Saturday - By Appointment

Sunday: Closed