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Course for Site Engineers

 

All the courses listed below can be adapted and tailored to an individual's or a company's specific requirements, including changing the course elements, or combining elements from different course.

 

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CLTS/SE1    Levelling & Setting Out of Heights [2 Day Course]

 

The course is designed for site managers, foremen, supervisors and trainees who are required
to level points and set out defined heights for constructi
on and civil engineering work.
Little or no previous experience is required, but some basic understanding of the need
to use levels and transfer height information is desirable.

 

  On completion of the course delegates should be able to:-
     • Set up and use automatic levels and laser levels.
     • Read the level staff, book and reduce levels.
     • Understand sources of error in leveling.
     • Check the level for collimation error.
     • Establish a working temporary benchmark on site.
     • Observe, record and calculate the level of existing features.
     • Set out given level values, including soffits.
     • Calculation of drainage run.
     • Set out profiles and calculate
travellers.

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 






CLTS/SE2   Theodolite Setting Out and Alignment [1 Day Course]

 

The course is designed for site managers, foremen, supervisors and trainees who are required to set out for construction and civil engineering work. It is aimed at staff with little or no theodolite experience, or as a refresher for those who have not used the equipment for sometime. 

  On completion of the course delegates should be able to:-
     • Set up and use modern electronic theodolites.

     • Complete collimation checks on the instrument in the field.
     • Extract setting out data from drawings.
     • Calculate bearings and distances from coordinates for setting out.
     • Set out points for building work using a theodolite and tape.
     • Correct tape distances for slope, temperature and tension.
     • Read and record angles and distances for checking position.
     • Use theodolite for horizontal and vertical alignment.
  




 

 

 

 

CLTS/SE3    Introduction to use of Total Stations (EDM) [1 Day Course]

 

The course is designed for site managers, site engineers and those who are involved in setting out and establishing survey control for construction and building work. The course is suitable for staff with some theodolite knowledge, but little or no total station/EDM experience. 

  On completion of the course delegates should be able to:-
     • Set up and use Total Station/EDM.

     • Understand how EDM work.
     • Understand use of different coordinate reference systems.

     • Extract setting out data from drawings.
     • Calculate polar coordinates for setting out.
     • Set out points using a Total Station/EDM.
     • Understand need to Quality Control, and checking of setting out.
     • Understand the sources of errors in EDM equipment and the process of setting out.
 

 

 

 
 


 

CLTS/SE4    Site Surveying and Setting Out for Engineers Phase 1 [2 Day Course]

 

The course is designed for site engineers and those who are involved in setting out and establishing survey control for construction and building work. It is suitable for staff with some theodolite knowledge, but little or no total station/EDM experience. 

 

  On completion of the course delegates should be able to:-
    
• Understand basic concepts of survey; the nature of errors, and their effects on             
       survey measurements, and the need for Quality Control.

     • Set up and use Total Station/EDM.

     • Understand how EDM work.
     • Understand use of different coordinate reference systems,
        including Ordnance Survey grid.

     • Extract setting out data from drawings.
     • Calculate polar coordinates for setting out.
     • Set out points using a Total Station/EDM.
     • Understand need to Quality Control, and checking of setting out.
     • Understand the sources of errors in EDM equipment and the process of setting out.
 
   • Use Total Station/EDM functions such as Resection, Remote Elevation Measurement, Reference Line etc.





CLTS/SE5   Digital Data Transfer: Total Stations / PCs [1 Day Course]

 

The course is designed to follow on from Introduction to Total Stations course, but it can also be taken as a standalone course. It is intended for engineers and those involved in using total stations/EDM's to survey and set out for construction and building work. The course is suitable for staff with Total Station / EDM experience but little or no data logging or computerised surveying experience. 

  On completion of the course delegates should be able to:-
     • Extract digital data from digital drawings and transfer to a Total Station/EDM.
     • Use the total Station/EDM to compute and set out points.
     • Use Missing Line (Tie Distance) and Coordinate functions to check set out points.
     • Observe, code and record an as-built survey of set out points.
     • Establish a working temporary benchmark on site.
     • Observe, record and calculate the level of existing features.
     • Set out given level values, including soffits.
     • Calculation of drainage runs.
     • Set out profiles and calculate traveller lengths.

 


 

CLTS/SE6  Site Surveying and Setting Out for Engineers [5 Day Course]

 

The course is designed for engineering staff, who may have graduated from university with limited surveying knowledge and little practical experience. It is also relevant to site based consultants and other specialist engineers who require basic survey and setting out knowledge and skills. 

On completion of the course delegates should be able to:-
     • Understand basic concepts of survey; the nature of errors, and their effects on             
       survey measurements, and the need for Quality Control.
     • Understand measurement by tape and EDM, including sources of error.
     • Set up, read, book and reduce levels for establishing TBM's and heights of points,
        including soffits; set out given level values, including drainage profiles.
     • Set up and use a theodolite/total station/EDM for basic surveys, setting out and
        as-built survey checks.
     • Understand and follow site survey procedures and workflows.
     • Understand the need for site coordinate control systems (local, National and others),
       and the importance of regular checks
       on all control points (horizontal and vertical).
     •
Calculate polar coordinates from given design data, then set out points by theodolite/tape and by total station      
       Performing Quality Control checks using total station functions (Missing Line/TieDistance), record an as-built survey.
     • Use Total Station/EDM functions such as Resection, Remote Elevation Measurement, Reference Line etc.
     • Optional topic areas as required -- basic concepts of setting out of roads/railways, setting out of curves,
       calculation
of areas and volumes,etc.

 

CLTS/SE7 Site Surveying and Setting Out for Engineers Phase 2 [2 Day course]

 

The course is designed for engineering staff with instrument knowledge and practical site experience. It is also relevant to site based consultants and other specialist engineers who have basic survey and setting out knowledge and skills. 

On completion of the course delegates should be able to:-
     • Understand the need for primary and secondary control networks, and regular checks.
     • Understand the different methods of creating control networks --
        triangulation, traverse, GPS.
     • Observe and compute a traverse, including adjustments.
     • Understand the basic principles of GPS/GNSS, and the main sources of error      
        affecting point positioning.
     • Introduction to basic Geodesy.
     • Understand GPS/GNSS coordinate systems, National Ordnance Survey and Local
       coordinate systems.
     • Be aware of the different types of GPS/GNSS receivers, and their applications in the
       Construction Industry.
     • Understand the principles and practice of different GPS survey modes --                               
       Static, Kinematic, RTK, NRTK, etc
.
     • Extract coordinate data from digital drawings, transfer to total stations for setting out,    
       then download an
as-built survey to compare with the digital design data, and   
       interface with CAD and other software.
     • Produce area and volume calculations by hand, and using software
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CLTS/SE8    Total Stations (EDM) Familiarisation [1 Day Course]

 

The course is designed for site managers, site engineers and those who are involved in setting out and
survey work who need to use a new or different type of total station.

  On completion of the course delegates should be:-
     • Familiar with a Leica, Sokkia. Topcon or other manufacturers standard or robotic total stations,
       as required.

     • Familiar with the various functions available.

    





 
CLTS/SE9 Advanced Survey Technology Awareness Course [2 Day Course]

 

 The course is designed for more senior engineering staff  and site agents who may need an overview of the latest technology and software solutions available to the Construction Industry. It is also relevant to consultants and other specialists alongside the survey and construction industries.

 

  On completion of the course delegates should be aware of the latest technology available to them on site:-
     • Reflectorless, Robotic and Imaging total stations, GPS/GNSS, Laser Scanners, Underground Service Location, 
      
G
round Penetrating Radar etc.
     • Management and care of survey equipment, Hire/Off-hire of equipment, Calibration of equipment.
     • Site Control Grids, and associated problems.
     • Local, National and other special construction site grids.
     • GPS/GNSS coordinate systems, and basic Geodesy.
     • Be aware of the different types of GPS/GNSS receivers, and their applications in Construction.
     • I.T. in the Construction Industry -- CAD, digital data exchange, Collaborative software,
       BIM (Building Information Modelling)
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CLTS/SE10    Horizontal and Vertical alignment of Structures [1 Day Course]

The course is designed for site managers, site engineers and those who are involved alignment of structures during and/or after fabrication and construction/erection.

  On completion of the course delegates should beable to:-
    
• Understand the techniques involved from the very basic to the advanced.
     • Align steel structures during construction/erection, using a theodolite or total station.
     • Check alignment of existing structures.
     • Understand the nature of errors in measurement and the need for Quality Control.








 

 

 


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