Full Title:Measured Surveys 2
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:BLDS E7009
Credits: 7.5
Valid From:Semester 1 - 2019/20 ( June 2019 )
Module Delivered in 4 programme(s)
Module Description:The aim of this module is to develop the learners knowledge and key skills gained from the Measured Surveys 1 module. The student will , as part of a interdisciplinary team , further apply their knowledge and skills by collecting, recording and preparing site, and measured existing building survey information on a practical case study project.
Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to
  1. Collect and record relevant measured survey data at the inception of a practical case study project.
  2. Evaluate the relevant factors for consideration at the site survey and existing measured building survey stages of a practical case study project.
  3. Undertake field work and computation for advanced leveling applications such as , longitudinal , cross sectioning and contouring .
  4. Prepare the appropriate relevant measured survey documentation at the site and building survey stages of a practical case study project

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Measured Site and Existing Building Surveys
Introduction to modern electronic surveying instruments/techniques and theory for example disto, theodolite . Measured Site ( including service data ) and Existing Building Surveys of a practical case study project including sketching.
Advanced Leveling Techniques and Equipment
Advanced leveling techniques. Inverted staff readings. calculations laser leveling and preparation of cross longitudinalsections & contouring.
Survey Data Processing
Data analysis and use from using above equipment
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 3 practical advanced leveling surveying tasks worth equal marks 3 40.00 100 40 Every Week 0
Continuous Assessment Prepare and Present a portfolio of the relevant documentation required for a measured site and existing building survey . 1,2,4 60.00 100 40 Sem 2 End 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
The lecturer will inform students at the beginning of the module which elements of CA are recoverable and which are non-recoverable.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 Theoretical aspects of module content & Guidance to entire class relevant to stage and progress of project 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Practical Class/Field based CA practical exercises and Lecturer Supervised guidance and formative assessment on relevant stages of case study project 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Tutorial Problem solving and discussion of module content 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Independent Study Individaul and group work on progressing project 5.00 Every Week 5.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 12.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 7.00
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_EARCT_8 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Architectural Technology 2 Mandatory
DK_ECMGT_8 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Construction Management 2 Mandatory
DK_EARCT_7 Bachelor of Science in Architectural Technology 2 Mandatory
DK_ECMGT_7 Bachelor of Science in Construction Management 2 Mandatory