Construction Layout - Part 1 (of 2) conveys knowledge that's taken decades of experience to learn – information and principles that most who know such things won't share freely with others.
Success at construction layout is not achieved through technical expertise or measuring skills alone. Construction Layout exposes the architect, engineer or surveyor to a culture different from its own – to priorities and viewpoints unique to its genre, to a team experience requiring cooperation, effort and communications quite different from most other interactions within the professional design team.
Part 1 lays the foundations for understanding the 'world' of construction layout. It's the last step between conception and reality. On the construction site, theory meets the real world and anything that doesn't work gets modified until it does.
Construction layout is a dangerous vocation, prone to frightening levels of liability exposures. There's a lot to know besides cogo calcs and measuring skills.
Topics Covered In Part 1 and Part 2 Include
- Fee negotiation
- contract issues and considerations
- payment schedules
- bidding secrets
- liability exposure – real and imagined
- record keeping
- work orders
- proposal writing
- personal relationships
- business relationships
- team functions
- establishment and preservation of control points
- layout techniques
- pitfalls to avoid
- checking and redundancy
- equipment selection
- care and adjustment
- ...and more!
This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of the course materials.
*Note* If you are a registered professional land surveyor in Florida, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Tennessee, Texas or Vermont, you need to take the approved courses for that specific state.