MEUS H2508 - Earthworks Measurement & Surveying

Module Title:Earthworks Measurement & Surveying
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:6
Module Delivered In 3 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: Lectures Projects Practical’s Private study Blackboard
Module Aim: The aims of the subject are: (1) to develop skills in the calculation and quantification of earthworks. (2) to develop practical skills in the use of surveying equipment. (3) to develop skills in the use of surveying and measurement software.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 to carry out measurement and calculation of areas and volumes of buildings, earthworks and other construction features.
LO2 to demonstrate knowledge of modern Total Station instruments.
LO3 to identify and address the procedures for setting out construction works.
LO4 to identify and address the standard methods employed for collecting and plotting survey details.
LO5 to demonstrate knowledge of relevant software to aid in the measurement and detailing of construction works
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

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Requirements
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
(1) Volume Estimation (10 hours lectures, 5 hours practicals)
(a) Calculation of volumes of earthworks by differing methods (b) Mass Haul Calculations (c) Surveying equipment usage
(2) Surveying (14 hours lectures)
(a) Whole circle and reduced bearings (b) Latitudes and departures (c) Sight rails revised (d) Setting-out building works (e) Conduction of a detail Survey
(3) Instrument Instruction (6 hours lectures)
(a) Total Station Instruments (b) Controlling vertically in buildings (c) Use of Instruments in area and volume calculations
(4) Practical Work (15 hours practicals)
n/a
(5) Computer Applications (5 hours lectures, 5 hours practicals)
(a) Mudshark or similar measurement software (b) AutoCAD or similar drafting software
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment15.00%
Project10.00%
Practical15.00%
End of Module Formal Examination60.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Examination 10% Classroom Assessment 5% 1 on 1 Demonstration of Instrument Capability 1,2,3,4,5 15.00 n/a
Project
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project n/a 1,4,5 10.00 n/a
Practical
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation 3 - 5 External Surveying Practicals 2,3,4,5 15.00 n/a
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam No Description 1,2,3,4 60.00 End-of-Semester

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Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture 30 Weeks per Stage 1.17
Laboratory 30 Weeks per Stage 0.33
Practicals 30 Weeks per Stage 0.50
Estimated Learner Hours 30 Weeks per Stage 3.00
Total Hours 150.00
 

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_CMFAC_B Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Facilities and Building Services Management 3 Mandatory
CW_CMQSU_B Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Quantity Surveying 3 Mandatory
CW_CMBSE_D Bachelor of Science in Construction Management with Buildings Services 3 Mandatory