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# CONST 145 - Introduction to Surveying

4.0 Credits
Math, procedures, concepts relevant to construction layout using measuring tape, eye-level and transit. Calculate angles and distances, determine elevations and construction features. Legal descriptions, easements, covenants and conditions discussed. Prerequisite: Completion of MATH 080  and BSTEC 107  or instructor’s permission.

Course Objectives
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

1. Calculate areas and volumes using plane geometry. [REASON]
2. Calculate elevation of given points using algebra and arithmetic. [REASON]
3. Determine the elevation of given points using surveying equipment. [REASON]
4. Calculate angles and distances using trigonometry. [REASON]
5. Calculate and layout construction features using trigonometry and surveying equipment. [REASON]
6. Demonstrate ability to create and interpret topographical maps. [REASON]
7. Demonstrate ability to read and understand legal description of property, easements, and legal restrictions that run with the land. [REASON]
8. Determine the quantity of earth to be excavated. [REASON]