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Construction Surveying and Layout is a step-by-step field guide that is essential reading for those who are learning or performing surveying field measurement and layout processes. First published in 1995, this new edition contains expanded details, numerous "how-to" methods, and down-to-earth tips and techniques. Full of superbly detailed illustrations, this creative book is intended for technical and college-level courses in construction sciences, building construction, and civil engineering, and is recommended as a reference for contractors, construction management, engineering, architectural, and design-build firms.
This text places an emphasis on eliminating mistakes and reducing errors, and can also be used as a field surveying training manual. Anyone who is involved in construction should have this as a resource available for its common-sense approach to surveying and layout activities.
Revised chapters present a more logical arrangement of topics for improved learning.
More than 100 detailed step-by-step surveying measuring and calculating processes to make understanding easier.
Over 1400 in-depth illustrations showing how to perform field and office work activities.
A combination of English and metric measurements and calculations, as well as refreshers on mathematics, conversions, and useful tables.
500 additional questions and problems.
Nearly 100 field and office exercises and activities to enhance knowledge.
Chapter summaries that identify Important Points as well as Mistakes and Errors from practicing surveyors and field engineers.
Easy-style reading with key points and "rules of thumb" identified.
Construction Surveying and Layout: A Step-by-Step Field Engineering Methods Manual -
3rd Edition - Table of Contents:
Field Engineering Basics - Part 1
Scope and Responsibilities
Communications and Field Engineering
Getting Started and Organized
Office work Basics
Measurement Basics - Part 2
Distance Measurement - Chaining
Distance Measurement - EDM
Construction Lasers for Line and Grade
Construction Surveying Calculations - Part 3
Math Review and Conversions
Coordinates in Construction
Layout Applications - Part 4
Angles & Direction
Construction Layout Techniques
Building Control & Layout
One-Person Surveying Techniques
The Punch List
Appendix A - Practice Problems
Appendix B - Learning Activities
Appendix C - Global Positioning System
Appendix D - Surveying Book List
Appendix E - Glossary
Construction Surveying and Layout: A Step-by-Step Field Engineering Methods Manual - 3rd Edition