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Courses for Surveyors

 

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.

 

Take a look, and at the Specialist courses; then give us a call on +44 (0)1582 794262.

 

 

CLTS/S1    Levelling [2 Day Course]

 

The course is designed for people who need to be able to height or check the height points in the landscape or around buildings/structures.
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.
     • 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, including soffits.
     • Compare the height of points or check the height of points against design drawings.
     • Calculation of drainage runs.
     • Set out profiles and calculate traveller lengths.

 

 





CLTS/S2    Introduction to use of Total Stations (EDM) [2 Day Course]

 

The course is designed for those professionals or others who are involved in surveying sites or buildings for development, archaeology or any other reasons. The course is suitable for anyone who has a basic grasp of surveying but little theoretical knowledge or practical skill of using total stations for positioning points of detail, and mapping software. 

  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.

     • Understand the concepts of mapping software and the use of coding.
     • Undertake a simple site survey, and apply codes.
     • Process the survey data to produce a basic survey plot.
     • Export or plot the survey.
     • Understand the sources of errors in EDM equipment and the process of surveying.

 

 

 

CLTS/S3  Site Surveying  [5 Day Course]

 

The course is designed those who may have graduated from university with limited surveying knowledge and little practical experience. It is also relevant to other professionals/consultants who require basic survey and mapping 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, understand   
       errors in levelling, carry out a Two-peg Test, set out given level values.
     • Understand how a theodolite/total station works, then set up and use a theodolite/total   
        station/EDM forbasic surveys
       and positioning, including use of coding and mapping software to create survey plans
       for plotting or exporting to other
       drawing formats.
     • Understand the need to follow survey procedures and workflows.
     • Understand the different site coordinate control systems (local, National and others), and the importance of regular
       checks
       on all control points (horizontal and vertical).
     • Use a total station for setting out of design coordinates, manually and by automated data transfer
.
     • Use total station/EDM functions such as Resection, Remote Elevation Measurement, Reference Line etc.
     • Other topic areas as required -- basic concepts of setting out of roads/railways, setting out of curves,
       calculation
of areas and volumes, introduction to GPS/GNSS, high precision measurement, etc.

 

 

 


CLTS/S4    Total Stations (EDM) Data Exchange [1 Day Course]

 

The course is designed for those professionals or others who are involved in surveying sites or buildings and then need to export data from their measuring device to various computer programs using different data formats

 

  On completion of the course delegates should be able to:-
     • Observe a data set of coordinated points, download to create a digital survey plot in mapping software.

     • Edit digital survey drawings.
     • Export digital surveys in various data/drawing formats; csv, xls, dwg, dxf etc.

   
 


 

CLTS/S5    Topocad Mapping Software Training [1 Day to 3 Day Courses]

 

The courses are designed for those professionals or others who have purchase Topocad mapping software and need to learn how to use the software for downloading survey data to produce survey drawings for plotting or export to CAD packages. The length of course will depend on previous knowledge of mapping software and which modules have been purchase (Base survey module, Earthworks, or Design modules).

  On completion of the course delegates should be able to:-
     • Download survey data to create a digital survey plot.

     • Edit digital survey drawings.
     • Export digital surveys in various data/drawing formats;
       csv, xls, dwg, dxf etc.



































 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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