Module Title:Surveying
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:6
Module Delivered In 2 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: Learning shall be through: lectures, Demonstrations, Tutorials & Practicals. Intensive group studio based learning, Site Visits to live projects and Site Surveys.
Module Aim: Aims 1.To introduce the students to the process of carrying out an accurate measured survey of an existing building. To introduce students to the preparation of survey / record drawings. 2.To introduce the student to the concept and process of a physical conditions report. 3.To introduce the student to the process of setting up an engineer’s / dumpy level.To check the accuracy of the level by using the two peg test. 4.To introduce the student to the principles of Maps, scale, ordinance survey, GPS, GIS. To introduce the concepts and processes involved in levelling and calculating ground/ reduced levels on a site. To utilise this data to create and calculate contours drawings for the site. 5.To introduce the student to the process and techniques involved in setting out a site boundary, setting out a site grid and set out the foundations of a building on a site. 6.To calculate irregular areas and volumes. 7.To introduce the student to the use of EDM, Theodolites and Total stations.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 To prepare an accurate measured survey of an existing building and create a record or survey drawing.
LO2 To produce a physical conditions report in word format.
LO3 To have the ability to set up an engineer’s / dumpy level. To check the accuracy of the level by using the two peg test.
LO4 To understand the principles of Maps, scale, ordinance survey, GPS, GIS. To understand and apply the principles of levelling and calculating ground/ reduced levels on a site. To utilise this data to create and calculate contour drawings for a site.
LO5 To be able use the principle and techniques required to set out a site boundary, a site grid and also the foundations of a building on site.
LO6 To calculate irregular areas and volumes.
LO7 Understand the use of EDM, Theodolites and Total stations.
Pre-requisite learning
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Requirements
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
1.
Preparation of accurate measured survey of an existing building and create a record or survey drawing.
2.
Principles used to produce a physical conditions report in word format.
3.
Principles involved in setting up an engineer’s / dumpy level. To check accuracy by using the two peg test.
4.
To understand the principles of Maps, scale, ordinance survey, GPS, GIS. To understand and apply the principles of levelling and calculating ground/ reduced levels on a site. To utilise this data to create and calculate contour drawings for a site.
5.
To be able use the principle and techniques required to set out a site boundary, a site grid and also the foundations of a building on site.
6.
To calculate irregular areas and volumes.
7.
Understand the principles and use of EDM, Theodolites and Total stations.
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment10.00%
Project15.00%
Practical15.00%
End of Module Formal Examination60.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Written Report Term 2. 3. Calculate a series of irregular volumes and areas. Prepare a written and typed report that shows calculation methods for the set questions. 4,6 5.00 n/a
Written Report Term 2.4. Prepare a written and typed report that investigates the potential use of EDM, Theodolites and Total stations. Source relevant equipment. Demonstrate an understanding of how these instruments are used in practice. 4,5,7 5.00 n/a
Project
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project Term 1. 1. Complete a measured survey for a given building. Prepare a series of survey drawings of the existing building. Produce a typed and illustrated conditions report on the building fabric. 1,2,3,4 10.00 n/a
Project Term 2. 1. Contour Survey. Create a site grid with reduced levels. Mathematically calculate contours for the site, to create an accurate topographical survey of the site. 3,4,5,6 5.00 n/a
Practical
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation Term 1.2 Set up a dumpy / engineers level and write a report to explain the process. Complete a two peg test and write up a report to explain the process 3 5.00 n/a
Practical/Skills Evaluation Term 1.3. Complete a level survey for a given site. Calculate reduced / ground levels for a given set of points. Produce a series of sketches and scaled drawings that 3,4 5.00 n/a
Practical/Skills Evaluation Term 2. 2. Site setting out. Set out a site boundary. Set out the building line. Set out the foundations for a given building. Write a report to explain each step of the process. Explain the use of profiles and boning rods. Calculate the area of the site. 4,5,6 5.00 n/a
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam Final Exam. The examination will be formed by a series of questions based on the learning outcomes 1,2,3,4,5,6 &7. 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 60.00 End-of-Semester

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Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Laboratory 30 Weeks per Stage 0.33
Lecture 30 Weeks per Stage 0.67
Practicals 30 Weeks per Stage 0.50
Tutorial 30 Weeks per Stage 0.50
Estimated Learner Hours 30 Weeks per Stage 5.00
Total Hours 210.00
 

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_CMARC_B Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Architectural Technology 1 Mandatory
CW_CMART_D Bachelor of Science in Architectural Technology 1 Mandatory