The Survipod system consists of a stable, mild steel circular tube with a flat plate welded on top. There are two handle bars, one on each side to aid installation and removal of device from the cast in sleeve. With the popular Alsipercha system this sleeve is already cast into the walls or columns of the structure or can be purchased and installed separately.
The Survipod has been used on occasion as a permanent monitoring station. It has been cast into a concrete foundation and used for surveying existing structures.