January 15, 2020
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Presented by John Doody PS/PE and Rachel Dearborn LS.
This is the third part of a series of courses geared toward the surveying technician. The purpose of these courses is to give the surveying technician knowledge that he or she can use both in the field and office as well as a foundation for the Fundamentals of Land Surveying (FS) exam, and the Certified Survey Technician Level II and III exams (CST II & CST III).
As a land surveyor, one of the important aspects of our job is the ability to perform accurate alignment computations to establish roadway and railroad centerlines on the construction site, layout permanent alignment offset stakes, and compute elevations along the alignment for tangent and vertical curve layouts..
The topics of horizontal and vertical curves, and their computation is an important part of the FS and CST examinations. The survey technicians must be able to read and understand horizontal and vertical alignments, as well as perform computations using a hand calculator,
Time will be allocated in the afternoon to perform calculations based on actual highway construction plans and railroad valuation plans. Attendees who score at least a 70 on this exercise will receive a certificate of achievement.