PDH Online

Surveying Procedures and Practices

Credit: 8 PDH
Course Fee: $72.00
38 pages

“This course is not approved for NYS Engineers or Land Surveyors.”

Course Summary:

This course details the various activities involved in the survey process, including data requirements and procedures for gathering and presenting the data. Recent developments in surveying technology have made many methods obsolete. In general it is assumed that the surveyor is using total stations, data collectors, data reduction software and a computer aided drafting system. The requirements specified in this course are intended to control the end product rather than intermediate activities, (e.g., data collector formats). The required end product will be a complete survey in electronic format, certain check plots and required notes and documentation. This course, instructions from the Regional Survey Supervisor, and the contract- in the case of surveys performed by consultant firms – will define requirements for each separate project.

Learning Objective:

Upon completion of this course the participant will learn:

  • Project control
  • Development of survey CADD files
  • Final alignment and topography
  • Bench levels and check levels
  • Profile and cross sections
  • Drainage surveys
  • Bridge surveys
  • Pipe culvert and concrete box culvert surveys
  • Property map
  • Grade separations
  • Bridge widening

Review the quiz before studying the course.

Course Content

Course Author: Tennessee Department of Transportation

Course 1

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