Detail Survey and Setting Out for Engineers (2 days)

Aims & Objectives:

At the end of the course, delegates should be able to:

  • Understand basic survey theory and terminology
  • Understand the basic concepts of a theodolite/total station
  • Set up a theodolite/total station
  • Understand the concepts of a total station
  • Understand coordinate systems
  • Undertake simple detail survey
  • Set out points using a total station
  • Coordinate points using a total station

Course Outline:

  • Introductions:
    • What is Surveying?
    • Accuracy versus Precision
  • The Theodolite/Total Station:
    • Basic concepts
    • Introduction to EDM
    • Setting up and levelling a theodolite
    • Exercise No. 1 - Set up an instrument & locate points
  • Coordinate Systems:
    • Grid reference systems
    • Calculations involving coordinates
  • Control & Detail survey

 

  • Exercise No. 2 - Detail survey by total station
  • Setting Out
  • Concepts
  • Horizontal positioning
  • Setting out by total station
  • Exercise No. 3 - Set out points by total station
  • Exercise No. 4 - Set out piles by Total station
  • Course Summary & Revision