Surveying for Engineers

Author: J. Uren,W.F. Price

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137052791

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 816

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The fifth edition of Surveying for Engineers sets out the essential techniques needed for a solid grounding in the subject. Covering traditional methods and the latest technological advances this popular and trusted textbook is packed with clear illustrations, exercises and worked examples, making it both a comprehensive study aid for students and a reliable reference tool for practitioners. Aimed at students studying surveying as either part of an engineering, building or construction course or as a separate discipline, the new edition includes: • the latest developments in Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) • full details on the introduction of network RTK systems and their applications • recent developments in survey instruments, methods and technologies

City Planning for Civil Engineers, Environmental Engineers, and Surveyors

Author: Kurt W. Bauer

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439808937

Category: Science

Page: 368

View: 2520

While engineers and surveyors are not urban planners, they are often engaged in urban development. Therefore, a high degree of competence in civil engineering specialties such as surveying and mapping, highway and transportation engineering, water resources engineering, environmental engineering, and, particularly, municipal engineering requires an understanding of urban development problems and urban planning objectives, principles, and practices. With this in mind, City Planning for Civil Engineers, Environmental Engineers, and Surveyors focuses on areas of urban planning with which civil and environmental engineers and surveyors are most likely to come into contact or conflict, in which engineers and surveyors may be required to participate, and for which engineers may be required to provide necessary leadership. The text stresses basic concepts and principles of practice involved in urban planning as most widely practiced, particularly in small and medium-sized communities. It introduces engineering students to land-use planning as a foundation for infrastructure systems planning and development. It also presents plan implementation devices such as zoning, land subdivision control, official mapping, and capital improvement programming. It describes the factors affecting good land subdivision design and improvement. In addition, the text illustrates the importance of good mapping and control surveys for planning purposes. Written from the perspective that cities are social and economic as well as physical entities, the book offers a historical context for urban planning. There are a large number of texts on the subject of urban planning, but most generally do not address in any comprehensive way the engineering problems encountered in urban planning. This book delineates these problems and stresses the importance of close cooperation between civil engineers and planning professionals to achieving effective urban planning. Armed with this information, students can become more knowledgeable participants in the urban planning process and more effective members of urban planning teams and governmental and consulting agency staff.

Precision Surveying

The Principles and Geomatics Practice

Author: John Olusegun Ogundare

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119102537

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 648

View: 8427

A comprehensive overview of high precision surveying, including recent developments in geomatics and their applications This book covers advanced precision surveying techniques, their proper use in engineering and geoscience projects, and their importance in the detailed analysis and evaluation of surveying projects. The early chapters review the fundamentals of precision surveying: the types of surveys; survey observations; standards and specifications; and accuracy assessments for angle, distance and position difference measurement systems. The book also covers network design and 3-D coordinating systems before discussing specialized topics such as structural and ground deformation monitoring techniques and analysis, mining surveys, tunneling surveys, and alignment surveys. Precision Surveying: The Principles and Geomatics Practice: Covers structural and ground deformation monitoring analysis, advanced techniques in mining and tunneling surveys, and high precision alignment of engineering structures Discusses the standards and specifications available for geomatics projects, including their representations, interpretations, relationships with quality assurance/quality control measures, and their use in geomatics projects Describes network design and simulation, including error analysis and budgeting Explains the main properties of high-precision surveys with regard to basic survey procedures and different traditional measurement techniques Analyzes survey observables such as angle, distance, elevation difference and coordinate difference measurements, and the relevant equipment, including the testing and utilization of the equipment Provides several case studies and real world examples Precision Surveying: The Principles and Geomatics Practice is written for upper undergraduate students and graduate students in the fields of surveying and geomatics. This textbook is also a resource for geomatics researchers, geomatics software developers, and practicing surveyors and engineers interested in precision surveys.

GPS for Land Surveyors, Fourth Edition

Author: Jan Van Sickle

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1466583118

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 368

View: 1256

For more than a decade, GPS for Land Surveyors has been unique among other books on this topic due to its clear, straightforward treatment of the subject matter. Completely revised and updated, this fourth edition of a perennial bestseller maintains the user-friendly format that made previous editions so popular while addressing changes in hardware, software, and procedures. Neither simplistic nor overly technical, this book introduces the concepts needed to understand and use GPS and Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS). See What’s New in the Fourth Edition: Up-to-date information on GNSS and GPS modernization Changes in hardware, software, and procedures Comprehensive treatment of novel signals on new blocks of satellites (L5 and L2C) The book minimizes your reliance on mathematical explanations and maximizes use of illustrations and examples that allow you to visualize and grasp key concepts. The author explains the progression of ideas at the foundation of satellite positioning and delves into some of the particulars. He keeps presentation practical, providing a guide to techniques used in GPS, from their design through observation, processings, real-time kinematic (RTK), and real-time networks. These features and more make it easier for you to meet the challenge of keeping up in this field.

Civil Engineer's Reference Book

Author: L S Blake

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1483102335

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 752

View: 4141

Civil Engineer's Reference Book, Fourth Edition provides civil engineers with reports on design and construction practices in the UK and overseas. It gives a concise presentation of theory and practice in the many branches of a civil engineer's profession and it enables them to study a subject in greater depth. The book discusses some improvements in earlier practices, for example in surveying, geotechnics, water management, project management, underwater working, and the control and use of materials. Other changes covered are from the evolving needs of clients for almost all forms of construction, maintenance and repair. Another major change is the introduction of new national and Euro-codes based on limit state design, covering most aspects of structural engineering. The fourth edition incorporates these advances and, at the same time, gives greater prominence to the special problems relating to work overseas, with differing client requirements and climatic conditions. Chapters 1 to 10 provide engineers, at all levels of development, with 'lecture notes' on the basic theories of civil engineering. Chapters 11 to 44 cover the practice of design and construction in many of the fields of civil engineering. Civil engineers, architects, lawyers, mechanical engineers, insurers, clients, and students of civil engineering will find benefit in the use of this text.

Surveying Principles for Civil Engineers

Review for the Engineering Surveying Section of the California Special Civil Engineer Examination

Author: Paul A. Cuomo

Publisher: Professional Publications Incorporated

ISBN: 9781888577945

Category: Study Aids

Page: 158

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Surveying Principles for Civil Engineers offers a comprehensive review of the field of surveying specially tailored for the Engineering Surveying section of the California Special Civil Engineer exam. More than 120 practice problems with solutions reinforce what you learn. A detailed index allows you to quickly locate information during the exam.

Surveying Problem Solution With Theory And Objective Type Questions

Author: A M Chandra

Publisher: New Age International

ISBN: 8122416292

Category: Surveying

Page: 338

View: 9107

The Book Provides A Lucid And Step-By-Step Treatment Of The Various Principles And Methods For Solving Problems In Land Surveying. Each Chapter Starts With Basic Concepts And Definitions, Then Solution Of Typical Field Problems And Ends With Objective Type Questions.The Book Explains Errors In Survey Measurements And Their Propagation. Survey Measurements Are Detailed Next. These Include Horizontal And Vertical Distance, Slope, Elevation, Angle, And Direction. Measurement Using Stadia Tacheometry And Edm Are Then Highlighted, Fallowed By Various Types Of Levelling Problems. Traversing Is Then Explained, Followed By A Detailed Discussion On Adjustment Of Survey Observations And Then Triangulation And Trilateration.A Detailed Discussion On Various Types Of Curves And Their Setting Out Is Followed By Calculation Of Areas And Volumes. The Last Chapter Includes Point Location And Setting Out Works In Civil Engineering Projects. Suitable Illustrations And Worked Out Examples Are Included Throughout The Book. Selected Practice Problems Are Given At The End Of The Book.The Book Would Serve As An Excellent Text For Degree And Diploma Students Of Civil Engineering. Amie Candidates And Practicing Engineers Would Also Find This Book Extremely Useful.

Engineering Surveying

Theory and Examination Problems for Students

Author: W. Schofield

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 148310513X

Category: Science

Page: 302

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Engineering Surveying: Theory and Examination Problems for Students, Volume 1, Third Edition discusses topics concerning engineering surveying techniques and instrumentations. The book is comprised of eight chapters that cover several concerns in engineering survey. Chapter 1 discusses the basic concepts of surveying. Chapter 2 deals with simple and precise leveling, while Chapter 3 covers earthworks. The book also talks about the theodolite and its applications, and then discusses optical distance measurement. Curves, underground and hydrographic surveying, and aspects of dimensional control on site are also examined. The text will be useful to both students and practitioners of civil engineering.

Intelligent Vibration Control in Civil Engineering Structures

Author: Zhao-Dong Xu,Ying-Qing Guo,Jun-Tao Zhu,Fei-Hong Xu

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0124055117

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 278

View: 9397

Intelligent Vibration Control in Civil Engineering Structures provides readers with an all-encompassing view of the theoretical studies, design methods, real-world implementations, and applications relevant to the topic The book focuses on design and property tests on different intelligent control devices, innovative control strategies, analysis examples for structures with intelligent control devices, and designs and tests for intelligent controllers. Focuses on the principles, methods, and applications of intelligent vibration control in civil engineering Covers intelligent control, including active and semi-active control Includes comprehensive contents, such as design and properties of different intelligent control devices, control strategies, and dynamic analysis, intelligent controller design, numerical examples, and experimental data

Fundamentals of Surveying

Sample Examination

Author: George M. Cole

Publisher: Professional Publications Incorporated

ISBN: 9781591260462

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 64

View: 3923

Surveyors agree that taking a sample examination is the best way to learn where to focus additional study time. Fundamentals of Surveying Sample Examination simulates the actual exam in every aspect, from the format and level of difficulty to the time limit and number of problems. The most realistic practice for the FS exam Two 4-hour sessions, each containing 85 multiple-choice problems Step-by-step solutions help you check your solving methods Mentally prepares you for the pressure of working under timed conditions Helps you identify topics that require extra review

Civil Engineering - Volume I

Author: Kiyoshi Horikawa,Qizhong Guo

Publisher: EOLSS Publications

ISBN: 1905839731

Category: Civil engineering

Page: 466

View: 1165

Civil Engineering is the component of Encyclopedia of Physical Sciences, Engineering and Technology Resources in the global Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), which is an integrated compendium of twenty one Encyclopedias. Civil Engineering is the oldest of the engineering specialties and has contributed very much to develop our society throughout the long history of human life. The advancement of civil engineering has, therefore, been closely related to that of civilization. In this theme, human activities on the earth from ancient times to the present are briefly reviewed first, and then the history of the process to establish the civil engineering discipline is discussed for better understanding of the important role that civil engineering has played in the growth of a mature society, from both technological and social points of view. Broad diversification of civil engineering has resulted from the enormous expansion of society during the latter half of the twentieth century. The various branches are briefly described to show the notable characters that civil engineering has formed to maintain the sustainable development of society. The Theme on Civil Engineering with contributions from distinguished experts in the field provides the essential aspects and fundamentals of civil engineering. The two volumes are aimed at the following five major target audiences: University and College Students Educators, Professional Practitioners, Research Personnel and Policy Analysts, Managers, and Decision Makers, NGOs and GOs.

Thoreau the Land Surveyor

Author: Patrick Chura

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780813041476

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 212

View: 4801

"An insightful study of how Thoreau's profession as a surveyor impacts his environmental sensibility and informs his literary works; further, Chura shows that the manuscript surveys and corresponding field notes are themselves worthy of literary analysis. "--Sandra Harbert Petrulionis, coeditor of More Day to Dawn: Thoreau's Walden for the Twenty-first Century "Chura's thorough understanding of the cultural import and physical practice of 19th-century surveying provides a fresh and interesting perspective on Thoreau's life and works. . . . .He combines a spry writing style with meticulous research in this delightful book, which introduces readers to another side of Thoreau's life and thought. Highly recommended." --G. D. MacDonald, Virginia State University "Most books about Henry David Thoreau focus on his writing, philosophy, or literary vision, paying little attention to how he made a living while engaged in such transcendentalist pursuits. In Thoreau the Land Surveyor, Patrick Chura corrects this oversight." --Lorianne DiSabato, The New England Quarterly "A scholarly book that's as beautiful as it is unput-downable. . . Not only is Chura a fine writer here, he is one heck of a historian. He enriches every page with carefully considered research. . . .I loved this book from start to finish." --Mike Tidwell, author of The Ponds of Kalambayi: An African Sojourn. "An insightful study of how Thoreau's profession as a surveyor impacts his environmental sensibility and informs his literary works; further, Chura shows that the manuscript surveys and corresponding field notes are themselves worthy of literary analysis. "This book on the significance of land surveying to Henry Thoreau's writing is one that we have long needed. Chura's practical experience as a surveyor combined with his literary scholarship makes him the perfect person to write it."--Richard J. Schneider, editor of Henry David Thoreau: A Documentary Volume Henry David Thoreau, one of America's most prominent environmental writers, supported himself as a land surveyor for much of his life, parceling land that would be sold off to loggers. In the only study of its kind, Patrick Chura analyzes this seeming contradiction to show how the best surveyor in Concord combined civil engineering with civil disobedience. Placing Thoreau's surveying in historical context, Thoreau the Land Surveyor explains the cultural and ideological implications of surveying work in the mid-nineteenth century. Chura explains the ways that Thoreau's environmentalist disposition and philosophical convictions asserted themselves even as he reduced the land to measurable terms and acted as an agent for bringing it under proprietary control. He also describes in detail Thoreau's 1846 survey of Walden Pond. By identifying the origins of Walden in--of all places--surveying data, Chura re-creates a previously lost supporting manuscript of this American classic.

Passive and Active Structural Vibration Control in Civil Engineering

Author: T.T. Soong,M.C. Costantinou

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3709130123

Category: Computers

Page: 380

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Base isolation, passive energy dissipation and active control represent three innovative technologies for protection of structures under environmental loads. Increasingly, they are being applied to the design of new structures or to the retrofit of existing structures against wind, earthquakes and other external loads. This book, with contributions from leading researchers from Japan, Europe, and the United States, presents a balanced view of current research and world-wide development in this exciting and fast expanding field. Basic principles as well as practical design and implementational issues associated with the application of base isolation systems and passive and active control devices to civil engineering structures are carefully addressed. Examples of structural applications are presented and extensively discussed.

Surveying for Civil and Mine Engineers

Theory, Workshops, and Practicals

Author: John Walker,Joseph L. Awange

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319531298

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 260

View: 1967

"Indeed, the most important part of engineering work—and also of other scientific work—is the determination of the method of attacking the problem, whatever it may be, whether an experimental investigation, or a theoretical calculation. ... It is by the choice of a suitable method of attack, that intricate problems are reduced to simple phenomena, and then easily solved." Charles Proteus Steinmetz. The structure of this book is to provide a sequence of theory, workshops and practical field sessions that mimic a simple survey project, designed for civil and mining engineers. The format of the book is based on a number of years of experience gained in presenting the course at undergraduate and post graduate levels. The course is designed to guide engineers through survey tasks that the engineering industry feels is necessary for them to have a demonstrated competency in surveying techniques, data gathering and reduction, and report presentation. The course i s not designed to make engineers become surveyors. It is designed to allow an appreciation of the civil and mine engineering surveyor’s job. There are many excellent text books available on the subject of engineering surveying, but they address the surveyor, not the engineer. Hopefully this book will distil many parts of the standard text book. A lot of the material presented is scattered through very disparate sources and has been gathered into this book to show what techniques lie behind a surveyor’s repertoire of observational and computational skills, and provide an understanding of the decisions made in terms of the presentation of results. The course has been designed to run over about 6 weeks of a semester, providing a half unit load which complements a computer aided design (CAD) based design project.

Land Development Handbook

Author: Dewberry

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071640930

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 1124

View: 8586

The Definitive Guide to Land Development-Every Detail, Every Issue, Every Setting Land Development Handbook provides a step-by-step approach to any type of project, from rural greenfield development to suburban infill to urban redevelopment. With the latest information regarding green technologies and design, the book offers you a comprehensive look at the land-development process as a whole, as well as a thorough view of individual disciplines. Plus, a bonus color insert reveals the extent to which land development projects are transforming our communities! This all-in-one guide provides in-depth coverage of: Environmental issues from erosion and sediment control and stormwater management to current regulatory controls for plan approval, permitting, and green building certification Comprehensive planning and zoning including new development models for mixed-use, transit-oriented, and conservation developments Enhanced approaches to community and political consensus building Technical design procedures for infrastructure components including roads and utilities with a new section on dry utilities Surveying tools and techniques focusing on the use of GPS and GIS to collect, present, and preserve data throughout the design process Plan preparation, submission, and processing with an emphasis on technologies available-from CAD modeling and design to electronic submissions, permit processing, and tracking Subjects include: Planning and zoning Real Property Law Engineering Feasibility Environmental Regulations Rezoning Conceptual and Schematic Design Development Patterns Control, Boundary, and Topographical Surveys Historic Assessment and Preservation Street and Utility Design Floodplain Studies Grading and Earthwork Water and Wastewater Treatment Cost Estimating Subdivision Process Plan Submittals Stormwater Management Erosion and Sediment Control And much more!

Surveying Solved Problems

Author: Jan Van Sickle

Publisher: Professional Publications Incorporated

ISBN: 9781591264873

Category: Study Aids

Page: 372

View: 6775

Surveying Solved Problems includes more than 900 problems representing a broad range of topics on both the fundamentals of surveying (FS) and professional surveying (PS) exams. Each problem gives you the opportunity to apply your knowledge of theory and equations. The breadth of topics covered and the varied complexities of the problems allow you to assess and strengthen your problem-solving skills. Detailed, step-by-step solutions illustrate efficient problem-solving approaches and link common situations in current surveying practice to background information and history.


Author: Barry F. Kavanagh

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: 9780130322890

Category: House & Home

Page: 589

View: 3112

This state-of-the-art exploration of the theory and applications of geometrics recognizes the expansion and advances in the field and the broadening of the allied disciplines that have a direct interest in the newest technological approaches to geo-data collection, processing, analysis, management, and presentation. Exceptionally well-written by a teacher/surveyor manager with many years of experience, it provides a comprehensive insider's view of what's important, what works, and how it all fits together. Divided into three parts—Fundamentals, Remote Sensing, and Engineering Applications—it covers both traditional topics in surveying and the more recently developed topics in geographic information systems (GIS), global positioning (GPS) and airborne imagery, together with satellite imagery (remote sensing)—all with a focus on applications of interest to the fields of in civil, surveying, and geological engineering, physical geography, environmental, natural resources, etc. Features an appendix of 11 field projects involving the fundamentals of taping, leveling, and angle acquisition, and applications in data gathering, stake-outs for buildings, curves, and pipelines. An Introduction to Geometrics. Distance Measurement—Taping. Electronic Distance Measurement (EDM). Leveling. Angles and Directions. Transits/Theodolites. Traverse Surveys. Electronic Surveying Measurements. Topographic Surveying and Mapping. Geogramic Information Systems (GIS). Global Positioning Systems (GPS). Control Surveys. Land Surveying. Airborne Imagery. Satellite Imagery. Highway Curves. Construction Surveying. For anyone interested in the state-of-the-art theory and applications of Geomatics/Surveying.