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||New Course (First Version)
|Discipline and Nbr:
Construction Surveying and Measurements
|Units||Course Hours per Week|| ||Nbr of Weeks||Course Hours Total
|Maximum||2.00||Lecture Scheduled||3.00||10 max.||Lecture Scheduled||30.00
|Minimum||2.00||Lab Scheduled||3.00||8 min.||Lab Scheduled||30.00
| ||Contact DHR||0|| ||Contact DHR||0
| ||Contact Total||6.00|| ||Contact Total||60.00
| ||Non-contact DHR||0|| ||Non-contact DHR Total||0
Title 5 Category:
AA Degree Applicable
00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As:
| ||Total Out of Class Hours: 60.00||Total Student Learning Hours: 120.00||
Construction surveying and applications including office and field measurements of distances, elevations, angles and material quantities related to construction layout of building and engineering works.
AP TECH 90A or MATH 155 or higher, AND AP TECH 55.
Limits on Enrollment:
Schedule of Classes Information
Construction surveying & applications including office & field measurements of distances, elevations, angles & material quantities related to construction layout of building & engineering works.
Prerequisites:AP TECH 90A or MATH 155 or higher, AND AP TECH 55.
Limits on Enrollment:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION
Certificate Applicable Course
Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
|CSU GE:||Transfer Area|| ||Effective:||Inactive:
|IGETC:||Transfer Area|| ||Effective:||Inactive:
|CSU Transfer:||Transferable||Effective:||Spring 2009||Inactive:||Fall 2021
The student will:
1. Define and illustrate type of construction measurements and their
units as applied to construction surveying.
2. Demonstrate the appropriate use and care of instruments used in
3. Determine, calculate and demonstrate the appropriate method to be
used in the construction staking of buildings, utilities and roads.
4. Define and give illustrated examples of the use of horizontal and
vertical control as applied to construction surveying.
5. When given the appropriate grading plan, determine the volume of
material by the contour, grid and average end methods.
6. When given a site plan, locate and identify all the elements related
to construction layout.
7. When given the necessary data, calculate and plot to scale a
topographic map including site improvements.
8. Demonstrate how to read construction stakes for buildings, utilities
9. When given the appropriate data, calculate slope, horizontal, and
Topics and Scope
Lecture and Laboratory
1. Orientation and lab procedures.
2. Construction units of measurement, errors and accuracy.
3. Distance measurements by taping, tacheometer, and electronic
distance measurement instruments.
4. Difference of elevation, levels and leveling techniques.
5. Methods and techniques of laying out horizontal and vertical
6. Principles and methods of construction layout.
7. Stakes, hubs, and control marks for construction control and
8. Methods and application of building, trenching, pipelaying, road
9. Measurement and computation of areas and volumes applicable to
10. Principles and application of shafts, tunnels and offshore
11. Geopositioning by satellites.
1. Convert decimal feet to equivalent feet and inches and vice versa.
2. Determine and identify error of closure and appropriate accuracy.
3. Compute elevations using differential, profile, grid and stadia
4. Compute cuts and fills.
5. Establish by plus-offset, radial and coordinate methods, control
points for buildings, utilities and roads.
6. Methods and techniques in developing site plans.
7. Determine areas and volumes by polar planimeter, Simpson's One-
Third Rule, average end, borrow-pit and contour methods.
8. Uses and expectations of construction layout by satellite
Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Representative Textbooks and Materials:
|Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.||Writing
0 - 0%
|This is a degree applicable course but assessment tools based on writing are not included because problem solving assessments and skill demonstrations are more appropriate for this course.
|Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.||Problem Solving
20 - 25%
|Homework problems, Field work, Lab reports, Exams||
|Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.||Skill Demonstrations
35 - 45%
|Field work, Performance exams||
|Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.||Exams
25 - 30%
|Multiple choice, Matching items, Completion, COMPUTATIONAL||
|Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.||Other Category
0 - 0%
Surveying With Construction Applications: Barry F. Kavanagh
Prentice-Hall, 2nd Edition.
Construction Measurements: B. Austin Barry
John Wiley, 2nd Edition.