Full Title:Measured Surveys 1
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:BLDS E8003
Credits: 5
Valid From:Semester 1 - 2015/16 ( September 2015 )
Module Delivered in 9 programme(s)
Module Description:This module aims to introduce students to basic measured surveying and levelling techniques that are commonly used within the construction industry.
Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to
  1. Read & Interpret surveying maps and plans.
  2. Plan and carry out basic linear measurement surveys and create accurate drawings including sketching
  3. Plan and carry out a basic levelling survey and process the collected data.
  4. Apply linear measurement and levelling techniques to set out the position and level of a basic building
  5. Plan and undertake surveys both independently and as a member of a team.

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Surveying Fundamentals. Units of Measurement. Understanding scale. Role of the Ordnance Survey (OSI)
Understanding Maps and Plans
Different types of maps and plans. Interpretation of Site Plans and Maps. Measurement of an area. Northings/Eastings. Level Datum
Introduction to Simple Measured Surveys
Principles of Linear Surveying. Equipment used. Linear Surveying techniques. Booking Procedures. Plotting of survey data
Introduction to levelling
Levelling Procedure. Staff reading. Booking procedures (Rise and Fall/ HPC method). Setting out building levels.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%

Full Time

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Continuous Assessment Students will complete a series of approximately 4 class-based practical measured surveying & levelling tasks or multiple choice question tests worth approximately equal marks. 1,2,3,4,5 30.00 100 40 Every Second Week 0
Continuous Assessment Students will prepare a measured survey on a particular property. 2 35.00 100 40 Week 11 0
Continuous Assessment Submission of end of year portfolio to include the CA items as described above. 1,2,3,4 10.00 100 40 Week 12 0
Continuous Assessment Open-Book Examination end of the semester held in a drawing room. 1,2,3,4 25.00 100 40 Week 13 0
No Project
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
No repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will be offered solely on the basis of coursework and a repeat examination will not be offered.
Reassessment Description
Students will be given an opportunity to remediate part or all of their CA performance by the autumn/repeat examination boards by repeating part or all of the same or similar CA.

DKIT reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload & Resources

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Theory based 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Practical Practical Surveying exercises (part of CA in class) 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Directed Reading Including for completion of continuous assessment tasks & open book class test 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
This course has no Part Time workload.
Recommended Book Resources
  • Irvine and Maclennan 2006, Surveying for Construction, 5th Edition Ed., McGraw – Hill Higher Education [ISBN: 0077111161]
  • SCSI 2013, Measuring Practice Guidance Notes, SCSI
  • RICS 2007, Code of Measuring Practice: A Guide for Property Professionals, RICS Books [ISBN: 9781842193327]
  • SCSI, Scale - Let's be clear about scale, 2013 Ed., SCSI
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Whyte W.S. & Paul R.E 1997, Basic Surveying, Butterworth Heinemann [ISBN: 0750617713]
  • Kavanagh Barry F 2004, Surveying for Construction, 5th Edition Ed., Pearson Prentice Hall [ISBN: 0130482153]
  • Bannister A 1998, Surveying, 7th Edition Ed., Harlow & Longman [ISBN: 0582302498]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
DK_EARCT_8 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Architectural Technology 1 Mandatory
DK_EBSUR_8 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Building Surveying 1 Mandatory
DK_ECMGT_8 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Construction Management 1 Mandatory
DK_EARCT_7 Bachelor of Science in Architectural Technology 1 Mandatory
DK_ECMGT_7 Bachelor of Science in Construction Management 1 Mandatory
658 Bachelor of Science in Construction Surveying 1 Mandatory
DK_ECTEC_7 Bachelor of Science in Construction Technology 1 Mandatory
656 Higher Certificate in Science in Construction Surveying 1 Mandatory
657 Higher Certificate in Science in Construction Technology 1 Mandatory