20 credits at level HE4
Land Surveying plays an important role during all stages of a construction project from inception, with the production of accurate three dimensional plans and sections, to completion and beyond through volumetric analysis, setting out and monitoring activities. This module sets out to demonstrate the application of land surveying processes to construction design and development procedures.
Basic surveying measurement and setting out techniques will be introduced during the module.
Additionally, the module will aim to prepare students for working on live construction/civil engingeering projects. This includes an overview of the structure and operation of the contemporary construction industry, familiarisation with contemporary industry developments; also an introduction to key aspects and legislation relating to health and safety and the zero carbon agenda
Applications of Surveying to Construction (5%)
Engineers level, Laser levelling
Instrument tests and adjustments
Setting out levels (including sight rails)
Theodolite Use (15%)
Angle measurement and reduction
Electromagnetic Distance Measurement (EDM) (5%)
Developments and usage
Control Surveying (25%)
Traversing – fieldwork, calculations and adjustment.
Detail Surveying (5%)
Manual data capture and plotting
Structure of the construction industry (10%)
Clients, consultants, contractors, supply chains, professional institutions (ICE, CIOB, RIBA, RICS), government bodies and initiatives.
Operation of the construction industry (10%)
Procurement processes, tendering, forms of contract (e.g. NEC, JCT), partnering, BIM, risk management.
Environmental: Introduction to global initiatives, leading legislation (e.g. UK Climate Change Act 2008 & UK CarbonHub), UK Strategy for Sustainable Construction, UK Code for Sustainable Homes.
Health and Safety: Introduction to legal requirements, relevant legislation, accident causality, safety risk assessment and management in practice.
Learning sessions will include lectures, tutorials, fieldwork, demonstrations, videos, workbooks and workshops.
Indicative Learning Hours:
Lectures 28 hours
Practical 30 hours
Coursework Preparation 12 hours
Self Study & Self Directed Practical work 130 hours
TOTAL 200 Hours
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||Be aware of quality issues relating to surveying measurements.||Assess the validity of measurement solutions from a range of surveying techniques.|
|2.||Have an ability to work with technical uncertainty.||Assess the validity of measurement solutions and calibrate and adjust equipment if necessary.|
|3.||Possess a knowledge and understanding of commerical and economic context of civil engineering processes.||Show understanding and appreciation of the key characteristics of the industry in terms of structure, key stakeholders and recent developments in processes.|
|4.||Have an awareness of the framework of relevant legal requirements governing civil eningeering activities including personnel, health, safety and risk (including environmental risk) issues||
Demonstrate awareness of key hazards and risks within construction/engineering operations and the legislation in place to control this.
Awareness of risk assessments for working in a variety of hazardous environments.
|5.||Possess an understanding of the requirement for civil engineering activities to promote sustainable development.||Be able to discuss recent developments, including legislative changes, surrounding sustainability and be able to apply these to the live site environment.|
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
|Description||Coursework providing the opportunity to research, compile information, reflect, critically appraise and communicate in written form.||Assessment of individual performance and outcomes from local fieldwork.|
There are no prerequisites for this module.
No restrictions apply.
Muskett, J. H. (1995) Site Surveying. 2nd Edition. Oxford. Blackwell Science.
Uren, J. and Price, W. F. (2010) Surveying for Engineers. 5th Edition. Basingstoke. Palgrave Macmillan.
Schofield, W. and Breach, M. (2007) Engineering Surveying. 6th Edition. Oxford. Butterworth Heinemann.
Bannister, A and Baker, R. (1998) Surveying. 2nd Edition. Harlow. Longman.
Sadgrove, B. (1997) Setting Out Procedures. 2nd Edition. (C.I.R.I.A. special Publication 145)
Morton, R and Ross, A. (2008) Construction UK: introduction to the industry. Blackwell Science.
ICE (2005) The Engineering and Construction Contract. 3rd edition. London. Thomas Telford
Howarth, T. and Watson P. (2009) Construction Safety Management. Chichester. Wiley Blackwell.
Hughes, P. and Ferrett, E. (2007) Introduction to Health and Safety in Construction, Oxford. Butterworth-Heinemann.
Rowlinson, S. (2004) Construction Safety Management Systems. London. Spon
HSE (2007) Managing Health and Safety in Construction ACoP. Norwich. HMSO
Morrell, P. (2010) Low Carbon Construction Final Report. Low Carbon Construction Innovation and Growth Team. Department for Business, Innovation and Skills. Available at http://www.bis.gov.uk/assets/biscore/business-sectors/docs/l/10-1266-low-carbon-construction-igt-final-report.pdf
BIS (2011) Low carbon construction action plan; Government response to the Low Carbon Construction Innovation & Growth Team Report. Department for Business, Innovation and Skills. Available at http://www.bis.gov.uk/assets/biscore/business-sectors/docs/l/11-976-low-carbon-construction-action-plan
|Host Subject Group:||Civil Engineering|
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