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Undergraduate Course: Surveying for Construction 2 (CIVE08014)

Course Outline
School School of Engineering College College of Science and Engineering
Course type Standard Availability Available to all students
Credit level (Normal year taken) SCQF Level 8 (Year 2 Undergraduate) Credits 10
Home subject area Civil Other subject area None
Course website None Taught in Gaelic? No
Course description The course consists of surveying for construction.
Entry Requirements
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs YES: This course involves a Surveying Field Trip, the cost to the student being approximately 120.

The field trip is compulsory for all students takinbg the course, i.e. both for those on Programmes within the Discipline of Civil & Environmental and visiting students and those from other programmes.
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisites None
Displayed in Visiting Students Prospectus? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Delivery period: 2010/11 Semester 2, Available to all students (SV1) WebCT enabled:  Yes Quota:  None
Location Activity Description Weeks Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
King's BuildingsLecture1-11 09:00 - 10:50
First Class Week 1, Friday, 09:00 - 10:50, Zone: King's Buildings. Lecture Theatre 1, Sanderson Building
Additional information 35 hour(s) per week for 1 week(s). One-week field course.
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours:Minutes Stationery Requirements Comments
Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)1:3012 sides / graph
Resit Exam Diet (August)1:3012 sides / graph
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
By the end of the course, the student should be able to:
- undertake topographical surveys using theodolites or total stations;
- assess the accuracy of levelling and traverse surveys;
- adjust traverse closure errors;
- produce a scale plan of an area;
- set out earthworks, foundations and curves from given data; and
- measure river discharge using flow velocity observations.
Assessment Information
Assessed field trip (compulsory) 50%
Examination 50%
Special Arrangements
None
Additional Information
Academic description Not entered
Syllabus Lectures: Titles & Contents
L1 Introduction
Objectives: establishment of relative positions, setting out.
Categories: geodetic and plane.
L2 Applications, principles, sequence of planning and executing a survey.
Measurements: direct or indirect linear measurement; angular measurement; height difference.
Fixing the position of a point: trilateration; offset; traverse; triangulation.
L3 Optical instruments
Basic features of levels and theodolites. Angular measurement.
L4 Levelling
Applications. Principles and procedures. Two peg test. Booking: Rise and Fall, Height of Collimation. Accuracy. Precise levelling. Operational errors.
L5 Direct linear measurement:
Distance measurement: procedures for taping, booking method; obstacles; plotting conventions. Base line measurement and corrections.
L6 Tacheometry
The staff: Derivation of distance and height formulae. Procedure and methods of observations (conventional, height of instrument, even angle). Accuracy and sources of error. Subtense bar: accuracy, errors.
L7 Electro-magnetic distance measurement & GPS
Technology, methodology and adjustments for EDM and GPS
L8&9 Traverse surveys
Open traverse, closed traverse. Meridian and bearing. Angle observation (included, deflection). Adjustment (Bowditch's method, Theodolite rule, X-Y method). Example using Bowditch.
L10 Setting out
Procedures: co-ordinate and grid methods. Control of excavations. Curve ranging (circular, transition and vertical): setting out methods (theodolite and tape, two theodolites, linear.
L11 Contour surveys
Direct, grid and tacheometric methods.
L12 Earthworks
Area measurement. Volumes.
Transferable skills Not entered
Reading list Surveying for Engineers 3rd Edition
Uren and Price
Macmillan, 1994

Elementary Surveying 8th Edition
Elfick, Fryer, Brinker and Wolf
Harper Collins 1994
Suggested:
Engineering Surveying 5th Edition
Schofield
Butterworth Heinemann 2001
Study Abroad Not entered
Study Pattern Not entered
Keywords Not entered
Contacts
Course organiser Dr Antonios Giannopoulos
Tel: (0131 6)50 5728
Email: A.Giannopoulos@ed.ac.uk
Course secretary Mrs Sharon Potter
Tel: (0131 6)51 7079
Email: Sharon.Potter@ed.ac.uk
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