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
|Not being delivered|
| 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)51 7073