SRJC Course Outlines

5/22/2024 7:40:23 PMCONS 50 Course Outline as of Fall 2021

Inactive Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

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

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum2.00Lecture Scheduled1.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled17.50
Minimum2.00Lab Scheduled3.006 min.Lab Scheduled52.50
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total4.00 Contact Total70.00
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  35.00Total Student Learning Hours: 105.00 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
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Catalog Description:
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Construction surveying and documentation including office and field measurements of distances, elevations, angles and material quantities related to construction layout of building and engineering works.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:
Course Completion of MATH 154 or MATH 155 or higher (MATH) and APTECH 45


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

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

Prerequisites:Course Completion of MATH 154 or MATH 155 or higher (MATH) and APTECH 45
Recommended:
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
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Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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1.  Accurately complete survey measurements and document them for common construction surveying situations.
2.  Use surveying equipment to produce accurate topographical maps and construction layouts.
 

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Upon the completion of this course, the student will:
1.  Define and illustrate types 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 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.  Determine the volume of material by the contour, grid and average end methods from a grading plan.
6.  Locate and identify all the elements related to construction layout on a site plan.
7.  Calculate and plot to scale a topographic map including site improvements from the data provided.
8.  Demonstrate how to read construction stakes for buildings, utilities and roads.
9.  Calculate slope, horizontal, and vertical distances given appropriate data.

Topics and Scope
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     I.  Orientation and lab procedures.
   II.  Construction units of measurement, errors and accuracy.
  III.  Distance measurements by taping, tacheometer, and electronic distance measurement instruments.
 IV.  Difference of elevation; levels and leveling techniques.
  V.  Methods and techniques of laying out horizontal and vertical angles.
 VI.  Principles and methods of construction layout.
VII.  Stakes, hubs, and control marks for construction control and layout.
VIII.  Methods and applications of staking for building, trenching, pipelaying, and road construction.
 IX.   Measurement and computation of areas and volumes applicable to construction.
  X.   Principles and application of measurements for shafts, tunnels and offshore construction.
 XI.   Geopositioning by satellites.  
 XII.   Documentation of construction surveys.

Assignments:
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Reading: 20 pages per week
Problem solving: weekly homework assignments including field reports.
Skills demonstration: minimum 2 graphic documentations of field survey results
2-4 Quizzes and 1 final exam

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%
None
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 - 30%
Homework assignments, field reports
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
40 - 50%
Graphic documentation of field surveys
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
25 - 35%
Quizzes and final exam: multiple choice, and free response
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 0%
None


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Surveying With Construction Applications:  B. Kavanagh and D. Slattery, 8th edition, Prentice Hall 2014
Construction Staking: Step by Step Guide, Vol. 13, J. Crume; CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2014
Instructor prepared materials

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