Undergraduate Course: Surveying for Construction 2 (CIVE08014)
|School||School of Engineering
||College||College of Science and Engineering
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 8 (Year 2 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||The course consists of surveying for construction.
Lectures: Titles & Contents
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.
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.
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.
Area measurement. Volumes.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2014/15, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 20,
Fieldwork Hours 35,
Formative Assessment Hours 1,
Summative Assessment Hours 6.5,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Assessed field trip (compulsory) 50%
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)||1:30|
|Resit Exam Diet (August)||1:30|
| 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.
|Surveying for Engineers 3rd Edition |
Uren and Price
Elementary Surveying 8th Edition
Elfick, Fryer, Brinker and Wolf
Harper Collins 1994
Engineering Surveying 5th Edition
Butterworth Heinemann 2001
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Additional Class Delivery Information
||35 hour(s) per week for 1 week(s). One-week field course.
|Course organiser||Dr Antonios Giannopoulos
Tel: (0131 6)50 5728
|Course secretary||Miss Lucy Davie
Tel: (0131 6)50 5687
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