SURV - Surveying and Recording 1

Module Title:Surveying and Recording 1
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:6
Module Delivered In No Programmes
Teaching & Learning Strategies: Learning shall be through: lectures, Demonstrations, Tutorials, Practical’s & project feedback. Intensive group studio-based learning, Site visits to live projects to observe the construction site in operation. learning by doing for practical’s eg setting up a level, creating a site grid, site surveys measured surveys of rooms and building elements such as stairs etc. and report writing to record findings.
Module Aim: Aims 1. To introduce students to the history and development of surveying from ancient civilisations to present day. 2. To introduce the concept of contours & maps in relation to the site/ ground. Including site suitability tests & concept of ground/ soil investigations. To introduce the concepts of ordinance survey maps GPS, GIS, maps, vector maps & raster maps. To demonstrate how maps are utilised in planning for development plans and by design professionals in the construction industry. 3. To introduce students to the concepts of levelling, the use of EDM, Theodolites and Total stations. To demonstrate the process of completing a level survey and book, record and mathematically check the results using the quick check and complete check methods. To introduce students to the process of accurately setting up the dumpy level and check its accuracy by using and recording the two-peg test. 4. To introduce students to the principles of maps, scale, ordinance survey, GPS, GIS. To demonstrate the principles of levelling and calculating ground/ reduced levels on a site. To demonstrate how this data can be used to create and calculate and record contour maps and drawings for a site. 5. To introduce students to the process of calculating and recording areas and volumes of regular and irregular areas and volumes.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 To understand the history and development of surveying from ancient civilisations to present day.
LO2 To understand of the concept of contours & maps in relation to the site/ ground. Including site suitability tests & concept of ground/ soil investigations. To understand the concepts of ordinance survey maps GPS,GIS, maps, vector maps & raster maps. To understand how maps are utilised in planning for development plans and by design professionals in the construction industry.
LO3 To understand the concepts of levelling, the use of EDM, Theodolites and Total stations. To have the ability to carry out a level survey and book, record and mathematically check the results using the quick check and complete check methods. To have the ability to go through the process of accurately setting up and using the dumpy level and check its accuracy by using and recording the two-peg test.
LO4 To apply 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 and record contour maps and drawings for a site.
LO5 To calculate and record areas and volumes of regular and irregular areas and volumes.
Pre-requisite learning
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
1.
To introduce students to the history and development of surveying from ancient civilisations to present day.
2.
To introduce the concept of contours & maps in relation to the site/ ground. Including site suitability tests & concept of ground/ soil investigations. To introduce the concepts of ordinance survey maps GPS, GIS, maps, vector maps & raster maps. To demonstrate how maps are utilised in planning for development plans and by design professionals in the construction industry.
3.
To introduce students to the process of accurately setting up and using the dumpy level and check its accuracy by using and recording the two-peg test.
4.
To introduce students to the concepts of levelling, the use of EDM, Theodolites and Total stations. To demonstrate the process of completing a level survey and book, record and mathematically check the results using the quick check and complete check methods.
5.
To introduce students to the principles of maps, scale, ordinance survey, GPS, GIS. To demonstrate the principles of levelling and calculating ground/ reduced levels on a site. To demonstrate how this data can be used to create and calculate and record contour maps and drawings for a site.
6.
To introduce students to the process of calculating and recording areas and volumes of regular and irregular areas and volumes.
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 Prepare a written and typed report that investigates process of levelling for a construction project and investigate the potential use of EDM, Theodolites and Total stations. Source relevant equipment. Demonstrate an understanding of how these instruments are used in practice. 3 10.00 n/a
Project
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project Contour Survey & areas and volumes. 1. Create a site grid with reduced levels. Mathematically calculate contours for the site, to create an accurate topographical survey of the site. 2. Calculate a series of regular and irregular volumes and areas in relation to the site and proposed building. Prepare a written and typed report that shows calculation methods for the set questions. 1,2,4,5 15.00 n/a
Practical
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation Report: 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 and checking accuracy. 1,3 7.50 n/a
Practical/Skills Evaluation 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 and diagrams that records the level survey. 1,3 7.50 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. 1,2,3,4,5 60.00 End-of-Semester

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Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Laboratory 12 Weeks per Stage 1.00
Lecture 12 Weeks per Stage 2.00
Practicals 12 Weeks per Stage 1.00
Tutorial 12 Weeks per Stage 1.00
Estimated Learner Hours 12 Weeks per Stage 5.42
Total Hours 125.00