Construction Measurements / Edition 2

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Overview

The past decade and a half have seen a virtual revolution inequipment and procedures for field and office measurement. Transitshave become nearly 100% optical, electronic distance-measuring isnow standard, hand-held calculators and microcomputers areincreasingly evident, and the use of satellites for positioningground points will soon be practical. These dramatic developmentshave prompted this second edition of Construction Measurements.Updated and expanded, Construction Measurements, Second Editiongives you clear, accurate coverage of:

  • The new technology of Global Positioning, the positioning of anoccupied station on the geoidal surface by means of satellites
  • The use of electronic distance measurement
  • New procedures such as the use of lasers in construction, "radial surveying," inertial surveying, and others
  • Application of calculators, computers and computerssoftware
Construction Measurements, Second Edition continues itscomprehensive coverage of traditional topics as well. You’llfind chapters on difference of elevation, distance measuring bytaping, laying out angles, stakes, and hubs, control marks, shaftsand tunnels, offshore measurements, and more. Working appendicesprovide details on special problems and optics. Invaluable as areference, review or tutorial, Construction Measurements, SecondEdition will serve surveyors, construction contractors, andengineers.
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Meet the Author

About the author B. Austin Barry, F.S.C., is Professor of Civil Engineering at Manhattan College and was Chairman of the Civil Engineering Department there for nine years. A past President of the American Congress on Surveying and Mapping, he was accorded honorary membership in that society in 1983. He was the first recipient of the American Society of Civil Engineers Surveying and Mapping Medal in 1972, and was chosen for election into the Honorary Membership in 1987. Br. Barry is the author of Errors In Practical Measurement in Engineering, Science, and Technology (Wiley, 1978).

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Table of Contents

Elements of Construction Measurement.

Difference of Elevation.

Distance Measurements by Taping.

Angle Measurements and Directions.

Distance Measurements by Other Methods.

Laying Out Angles.

Stakes, Hubs, and Control Marks for Construction.

Coordinate Surveying and Layout.

Principles of Construction Layout.

Building Construction Layout.

Trenching and Pipelaying.

Highway Planning and Initial Layout.

Horizontal Circular Curves.

Vertical Parabolic Curves.

Staking Layout of Highways.

Shafts and Tunnels.

Offshore Measurements.

Random Field and Office Techniques.

Measurement of Areas and Volumes.

Volume Computations.

Appendix A: Units of Measurement.

Appendix B: The Laser.

Appendix C: Three-Wire Leveling.

Appendix D: Topographic Maps, Contours, and Photogrammetry.

Index.

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