Full Title:Measured Surveys 2
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:BDLU E8003
Credits: 7.5
Valid From:Semester 1 - 2015/16 ( September 2015 )
Module Delivered in 5 programme(s)
Module Description:The aim of this module is to develop the previous knowledge of surveying and prior learning in Measured Surveys 1. The student will develop the ability to use surveying equipment, including electronic equipment to complete practical field based surveys, and to carry out advanced measured building and levelling surveying exercises that are commonly used within the construction industry.
Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to
  1. Demonstrate and apply the knowledge of various advanced surveying techniques to measure land and buildings.
  2. Use specialised surveying equipment such as theodolite to survey and set out construction and building works.
  3. Undertake field work and computation for levelling applications such as, longitudinal sectioning, cross sectioning and, contouring.
  4. Produce measured survey reports and drawings detailing fieldwork, observations, calculations and data from practical surveying exercises.
  5. Plan and undertake surveys both independently and as a member of a team.

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Introduction to Modern Surveying Equipment
Introduction to modern electronic surveying instruments/techniques and theory for example disto, theodolite/EDM, total station, GIS, GPS, and 3D laser scanning.
Measured Building Surveys
Measured building surveys of complex & historic two/three storey buildings using traditional methods including sketching
Advanced Levelling Techniques and Equipment
Review of Basic Levelling Techniques. Inverted staff readings. Preparation of longitudinal sections cross sections & contouring.
Introduction to Theodolite
Introduction to Theodolite and theory methods to record horizontal & vertical angles, trigonometry applications, using modern surveying techniques Setting up procedure. Checking permanent adjustments. Measuring horizontal and vertical angles. Measuring heights of buildings and structures
Setting Out
Principles and Techniques. Accuracy specification. Stages in setting out. Generation of setting out data. Methods of marking and referencing. Vertical Control. Setting out floor and invert levels.
Survey Data Processing
Data formats. Software systems. Data presentation, plans, sections and models. Calculation of volumes.
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 advanced 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 full measured & levelling survey including site sections together with a report on a particular property. 4 35.00 100 40 Week 12 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 13 0
Continuous Assessment Open-Book Examination end of the semester held in a drawing room. Duration- 120 minutes 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 class 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Practical Practical class (part of CA in class) 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Directed Reading Including for completion of continuous assessment tasks & open book class test 6.50 Every Week 6.50
Total Weekly Learner Workload 11.50
Total Weekly Contact Hours 5.00
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]
  • Watt D 2011, Surveying Historic Buildings, 2nd Edition Ed., Donhead [ISBN: 9781873394670]
  • John Uren and Bill Price 2010, Surveying for Engineers, Fifth Edition Ed., Palgrave Macmillan [ISBN: 9780230221574]
  • RICS 2007, EDM Calibration, 2nd Edition Ed., RICS [ISBN: 9781842193]
  • Richard Bassett 2013, A Guide to Field Instrumentation in Geotechnics : Principles, Installation and Reading, Spon Press [ISBN: 9780415675376]
  • RICS 2010, Vertical aerial photography and digital imagery, 5th Edition Ed., RICS [ISBN: 9781842196]
  • RICS 2010, Guidelines for the use of GNSS in land surveying and mapping, 2nd Edition Ed., RICS [ISBN: 978184219]
  • SCSI 2013, Virtually Real: Terrestrial Laser Scanning - Understanding an evolving survey technology, SCSI
  • SCSI 2013, Map Projections and Scale Factor - Understand map projections and avoid the potential dangers of scale factor, SCSI
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
DK_EBSUR_8 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Building Surveying 2 Mandatory
658 Bachelor of Science in Construction Surveying 2 Mandatory
DK_ECTEC_7 Bachelor of Science in Construction Technology 2 Mandatory
656 Higher Certificate in Science in Construction Surveying 2 Mandatory
657 Higher Certificate in Science in Construction Technology 2 Mandatory