This course combines several distinct areas in the building construction industry. One part introduces fundamental surveying principles and methods: distance measurement, angular measurement, and elevation differences; instrument practice and care for levels; electronic distance measurement instruments; total station equipment; terminology; computations; developing site plans; and construction layout. Another part covers topics in construction estimates and records including estimating, takeoffs, and pricing for both residential and commercial construction. A third part explores construction management principles including scheduling practices, contracts, general conditions, and specifications.
2 hours of lecture, 3 hours of studio per week