Construction Measurements / Edition 2

Hardcover (Print)
Buy New
Buy New from
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $2.81
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 98%)
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (10) from $2.81   
  • New (6) from $92.08   
  • Used (4) from $2.81   


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.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

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).

Read More Show Less

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.


Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)