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Good morning colleagues.The Construction Surveyor, more widely known as the Layout man in North America. I work as a High rise Layout Man in Canada using a Sokkia SRX5 fully tracking robotic Total Station with all accessories including the Allegro Mx and Carlson SurvCE 2.5 Software.mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin;mso-fareast-font-family:Calibri;mso-fareast-theme-font:minor-latin;mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New…

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Parking lot grading made easy and fast

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…

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  •  All surveyors have to do it,sooner or later you will have to do some construction staking.


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    construction surveying videos added to this group..from here on out any videos tagged with "construction" will automatically come here..very cool!
  • 0.01ft or 0.01m? Employ Least Squares Analysis (Star*Net is a very powerful LSA product) in your data reduction work. It can be achieved for as long as your equipment standard deviation is within the required accuracy. Please don't forget the strength of your figures. Cheers.
  • Hello all,   Just looking to touch base with some people doing layout. I am working on a hydro plant in P.A.  We are chasing .01's out here because of the crazy specs of the job.  We are using a Trimble s-6 with a mt1000. Wondering if anybody is doing anything somewhat similar.
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