Surveying with Construction Applications, Global Edition

Series
Pearson
Author
Barry Kavanagh / Diane K. Slattery  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
8
Language
English
Total pages
624
Pub.-date
September 2014
ISBN13
9781292062006
ISBN
1292062002
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For all surveying courses in Construction Management, Construction Science,  Construction Technology, Civil Engineering, Civil Engineering Technology, Survey Engineering, Resources Engineering and Technology programs.

 

The complete, up-to-date guide to modern surveying for construction and engineering -- now with additional review coverage of all relevant math.

 

Known for its state-of-the-art coverage and clear, concise approach, Surveying with Construction Applications, Eighth Edition covers the latest advances and foundational principles of surveying. Covering both principles and a wide range of contemporary applications, it is well-suited to Fundamentals courses, Applications courses, or both. Revisions focus on recent improvements in instrumentation technology, field data capture, and data processing, describing how these change the way surveyors interact with construction professionals and engineers. The authors emphasize sound measurement technique and accurate documentation throughout. To overcome the limited math skills brought by many new students, they have added an easy-to-read math review chapter, preparing students for all relevant construction layout computations.

 

Teaching and Learning Experience

This book will help surveyors master all the modern skills, techniques, and technologies they need to work effectively with construction professionals and engineers: 

  • Thoroughly presents all the general surveying principles and techniques students need: Begins with eleven chapters walking through surveying fundamentals, distance measurement, computations, satellite positioning, geomatics, and much more -- including a brand-new math review chapter for students with limited math background
  • Links principles and techniques to contemporary applications in the construction of most civil projects: Addresses a wide range of surveying applications, from highways and streets to pipelines, tunnels, bridges, culverts, and buildings
  • Provides extensive hands-on practice, strong pedagogy, and valuable professional reference resources: Includes updated laboratory exercises, efficient features for review, useful reference appendices, up-to-date web links, and more

Features

For all surveying courses in Construction Management, Construction Science, Construction Technology, Civil Engineering, Civil Engineering Technology, Survey Engineering, Resources Engineering and Technology programs.

 

The complete, up-to-date guide to modern surveying for construction and engineering -- now with additional review coverage of all relevant math.

 

Known for its state-of-the-art coverage and clear, concise approach, Surveying with Construction Applications, Eighth Edition covers the latest advances and foundational principles of surveying. Covering both principles and a wide range of contemporary applications, it is well-suited to Fundamentals courses, Applications courses, or both. Revisions focus on recent improvements in instrumentation technology, field data capture, and data processing, describing how these change the way surveyors interact with construction professionals and engineers. The authors emphasize sound measurement technique and accurate documentation throughout. To overcome the limited math skills brought by many new students, they have added an easy-to-read math review chapter, preparing students for all relevant construction layout computations.

 

Teaching and Learning Experience

 

This book will help surveyors master all the modern skills, techniques, and technologies they need to work effectively with construction professionals and engineers:

  • Thoroughly presents all the general surveying principles and techniques students need: Begins with eleven chapters walking through surveying fundamentals, distance measurement, computations, satellite positioning, geomatics, and much more -- including a brand-new math review chapter for students with limited math background
  • Links principles and techniques to contemporary applications in the construction of most civil projects: Addresses a wide range of surveying applications, from highways and streets to pipelines, tunnels, bridges, culverts, and buildings
  • Provides extensive hands-on practice, strong pedagogy, and valuable professional reference resources: Includes updated laboratory exercises, efficient features for review, useful reference appendices, up-to-date web links, and more

Features

 

Thoroughly presents all the general surveying principles and techniques students need:  

  • NEW! Updated throughout to reflect new tools, techniques, and technologies, and their implications for surveyors working on construction or engineering projects–preparing students to succeed in any surveying role, from summer intern to field engineer, project engineer, or assistant superintendent 
  • NEW! Intuitive, user-friendly math review chapter–ensuring that students have the algebra, geometry, and trigonometry knowledge they need to compute construction layouts 
  • NEW! Complete coverage of the latest technological advances in GPS/GNSS and geomatics for capturing, processing, and mapping data on earth surface features–helping students understand the field's most advanced technologies, and how to apply them in real-world projects 
  • Covers all the fundamentals of distance measurement, both traditional and electronic–teaching the principles students need to accurately measure distance using any tool or technique 
  • Fully introduces theodolites, total stations, total station operations, and their applications–helping students quickly master many of today's most important surveying tools 
  • Introduces key concepts of traverse surveying and computation, including bearings/azimuths, analysis of closed surveys, precision determination, and error balancing–helping students understand and work with total stations more effectively 
  • Explains horizontal and vertical control, both at national and project levels–teaching students how to prepare map coordinate systems and baselines for field surveying 

Links principles and techniques to contemporary applications in the construction of most civil projects:  

  • NEW! Includes revised, up-to-the-minute coverage of machine guidance and control–helping students apply the latest advances in creating 3D files that streamline large-scale projects such as highway and airport construction 
  • Covers a full range of applications, including highway curves, highway and street construction, pipelines, tunnels, culverts, bridges, and buildings–preparing students to participate as surveyors in virtually any construction or civil engineering project 
  • Includes a full chapter on quantity and final surveys–enabling students to prepare essential computations and records for the processing of interim and final payments to the contractor 

Provides extensive hands-on practice, strong pedagogy, and valuable professional reference resources: 

  • NEW! Includes an extensive set of relevant, up-to-date laboratory exercises–helping students practice all the modern measurement techniques they are learning, hands-on 
  • NEW! Includes updated reference appendices, including a revised glossary, typical field projects, steel tape corrections, early surveying topics, a colored insert demonstrating machine control and guidance, and examples of land/water areas surveyed by conventional ground surveys, aerial imaging, and satellites–giving students valuable information they can use throughout their first years on the job 
  • Contains illustrative worked problems and figures–guiding students step-by-step through the processes and techniques they need to learn 
  • Provides illustrative field book entries for each measurement technique– assisting students in properly setting up field books to record their survey data  
  • Promotes learning through clear, concise introductions and many relevant visuals–helping students gain a more intuitive and practical understanding of the material

New to this Edition

Thoroughly presents all the general surveying principles and techniques students need:  

  • NEW! Updated throughout to reflect new tools, techniques, and technologies, and their implications for surveyors working on construction or engineering projects–preparing students to succeed in any surveying role, from summer intern to field engineer, project engineer, or assistant superintendent 
  • NEW! Intuitive, user-friendly math review chapter–ensuring that students have the algebra, geometry, and trigonometry knowledge they need to compute construction layouts 
  • NEW! Complete coverage of the latest technological advances in GPS/GNSS and geomatics for capturing, processing, and mapping data on earth surface features–helping students understand the field's most advanced technologies, and how to apply them in real-world projects 

Links principles and techniques to contemporary applications in the construction of most civil projects:  

  • NEW! Includes revised, up-to-the-minute coverage of machine guidance and control–helping students apply the latest advances in creating 3D files that streamline large-scale projects such as highway and airport construction 

Provides extensive hands-on practice, strong pedagogy, and valuable professional reference resources: 

  • NEW! Includes an extensive set of relevant, up-to-date laboratory exercises–helping students practice all the modern measurement techniques they are learning, hands-on 
  • NEW! Includes updated reference appendices, including a revised glossary, typical field projects, steel tape corrections, early surveying topics, a colored insert demonstrating machine control and guidance, and examples of land/water areas surveyed by conventional ground surveys, aerial imaging, and satellites–giving students valuable information they can use throughout their first years on the job

Table of Contents

PART I. SURVEYING PRINCIPLES

1. Surveying Fundamentals

2. Mathematics Review

3. Distance Measurement

4. Introduction to Total stations and Theodolites

5. Total Station Operations

6. Traverse Surveys and Computations

7. Satellite Positioning

8. An Introduction to Geomatics

9. Horizontal Control Surveys

 

PART II. CONSTRUCTION APPLICATIONS

10. Machine Guidance and Control

11. Highway Curves

12. Highway Construction Surveys

13. Municipal Street Construction Surveys

14. Pipeline and Tunnel Construction Surveys

15. Culvert and Bridge Construction Surveys

16. Building Construction Surveys

17. Quantity and Final Surveys

 

Appendix A: Trigonometry and Coordinate Geometry Review

Appendix B: Glossary

Appendix C: Typical Field Projects

Appendix D: Answers to Selected Problems

Appendix E: Illustrations of Machine Guidance and Control Equipment; and Various Types of Data-capture Images