Once rough grading has been completed, concrete curbs are in place and area drop inlet drains are in place, fine subgrading and ABC grading requires no calc's or measured layout to achieve grade. The only equipment you need is a self-leveling level and a linker rod along with your bag of hubs and blue-top paint.For purposes of discussion lets assume 6" high curb, 3"ABC, 3" Asphalt pavement and drop inlet grates are at finish grade.The slope in the parking lot must be great enough to be able to…See More
"Large paved areas like shopping malls and Walmart parking lots are a surveyor's night mare in terms of fine sub-grading and ABC blue tops. After the rough grading process and catch basins and curbs on islands have been installed, the fine…"
"Hello Daryl! I fully agree with your actions in this survey. First of all the original survey establishing the section lines of that section
are fixed and cannot be changed by a surveyor. While the original field notes normally prevail, if the…"
"Hello! Machine control on freeways kind of sounds like some strange and complicated process that will take a long time to get hold of for practical use. It's not.
If you have ever set up a data controller for GPS or EDM with the 1) horizontal…"
"One of my surveying crew was telling about another survey crew setting iron pins around over a farm and how friendly and helpful the farmer had been and had said to the farmer "to save our points--we will be back in a few weeks". So when…"
"Surveyors have been using the two-way radios for years and playing tricks on each other with them. This one was pulled on me. I was up in the Matazal Mountains in Arizona laying out a 11 mile highway segment and the pee pain hit, so told my…"
Introduction to other Surveyors. One or more sentence Bio about your Relationship with Surveying
I'm an Associate Member APLS (Arizona), B-Arch/minor civil engineering, 15 plus years Crew Chief, 8 years focus on freeway and bridge projects, one Duke Energy Plant, Mostly Arizona experience with Indiana, Tennessee, Kentucky, Oklahoma and Illinois thrown in. 5 ranch alta surveys--one 20 mile x 4 mile boundary.
Tyler, Texas,75710 USA
I have experience with the following
Freeway and Bridge Construction Staking, Boundary, GPS,
Topo, Land Subdivision, High precision bolts, flanges, pumps and vertical vessels at petroleum refinery and energy power plant, vertical commercial structures up to 14 stories..
How many years have you been surveying?
25 years; 8 level
Most comfortable with the following types of instrumentation
Total Stations, GPS, Surveying Software, Automatic Levels
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