SRJC Course Outlines

10/3/2023 1:53:00 PMCONS 50 Course Outline as of Spring 1993

New Course (First Version)

Discipline and Nbr:  CONS 50Title:  CONSTRUCTION SURVEY  
Full Title:  Construction Surveying and Measurements
Last Reviewed:1/25/2016

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum2.00Lecture Scheduled3.0010 max.Lecture Scheduled30.00
Minimum2.00Lab Scheduled3.008 min.Lab Scheduled30.00
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total6.00 Contact Total60.00
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  60.00Total Student Learning Hours: 120.00 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 

Catalog Description:
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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.

Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Construction surveying & applications including office & field measurements of distances, elevations, angles & material quantities related to construction layout of building & engineering works.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:AP TECH 90A or MATH 155 or higher, AND AP TECH 55.
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP


Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Spring 2009Inactive:Fall 2021
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course


Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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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
   construction surveying.
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
   and roads.
9.  When given the appropriate data, calculate slope, horizontal, and
   vertical distances.

Topics and Scope
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 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
       construction staking.
   9.  Measurement and computation of areas and volumes applicable to
  10.  Principles and application of shafts, tunnels and offshore
  11.  Geopositioning by satellites.

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   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.
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%

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Surveying With Construction Applications:  Barry F. Kavanagh
Prentice-Hall, 2nd Edition.
Construction Measurements:  B. Austin Barry
John Wiley, 2nd Edition.

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