Surveying in Construction

Learners develop the skills to carry out linear, levelling and land surveys, understanding the methods and technologies needed for this work.

Introduction to Surveying in Construction Unit

The surveying of land is concerned with the measurement of existing features of the natural and built environment. Additionally, the presentation of data in a format suitable for architects and engineers to use when designing construction projects. It plays an important role in the early stages of the design process and links with the setting out phase of construction projects.

Therefore, in this unit you will become familiar with basic surveying techniques. Alongside this, carrying out surveying tasks and present fieldwork data in a suitable format. Additionally, you will consider the nature of survey measurements, the instruments used and the errors inherent in the measurement systems, including the best ways to reduce or eliminate them.

Furthermore, understanding how to carry out surveying to produce suitable and accurate drawings will prepare you for employment or further study in land surveying. Further to this, other roles include site supervision, civil engineering and other branches of construction. Therefore, the skills you gain from this unit will help you progress to employment in a range of areas in the construction industry. Examples of such include site supervision, setting out, land surveying, quantity surveying, civil engineering and other branches of construction.

Learning outcomes

On completion of this unit a learner should:

  1. Understand the methods and technologies that underpin surveys
  2. Undertake fieldwork surveys to collect data for drawings
  3. Develop drawings from completed fieldwork surveys.

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Awarding Organisation (AO)

Pearson (Edexcel)








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