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About: Construction surveying is a(n) research topic. Over the lifetime, 78 publication(s) have been published within this topic receiving 722 citation(s).
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01 Jan 2012
TL;DR: This book discusses surveys, mapping, and data acquisition in the context of global positioning systems (GPS), as well as some of the techniques used in modern surveying.
Abstract: I Concepts 1 Surveying and Mapping 2 Survey Measurements and Adjustments 3 Planning and Data Acquisition II Basic Survey Measurements 4 Distance Measurement 5 Vertical Distance Measurement Leveling 6 Angle and Direction Measurements 7 Combined Distance and Angle Measurement System III Survey Operations 8 Traverse 9 Standard Methods for Horizontal Positioning 10 Astronomy IV Modern Surveying and Mapping 11 Map Projections 12 Global Positioning System (GPS) 13 Photogrammetric Surveying and Mapping 14 Mapping, Digital Mapping, and Spatial Information Systems V Types of Surveys 15 Control and Topographic Surveying 16 Route Surveying 17 Construction Surveying 18 Land Surveys Appendixes A Elementary Mathematical Concepts B Introduction to Vector and Matrix Algebra C Coordinate Transformations (including transformations between geodetic reference systems) D Introduction to Probability and Statistics E Trigonometric Formulas and Statistical Tables

123 citations

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Abstract: The accurate and up to date measurement of work in progress on construction sites is vital for project management functions like schedule and cost control. Currently, it takes place using traditional building surveying techniques and visual inspections. The usually monthly measurements are error prone and not frequent enough for reliable and effective project controls. This paper explores the potential of using computer vision technology in assisting the project management task. In particular, it examines the development of an integrated building information system that aims to determine the progress of construction from digital images captured on site in order to semi-automate the work in progress measurement and calculation of interim payments as well as function as an early warning system of potential delays. The study focuses on the quantity rather than quality aspect of work and is limited to the superstructure of buildings.

82 citations

22 Jun 2007
Abstract: Building defects still continue to plague the construction industry. The lessons learned over the last forty years have not been fully applied. Many new or refurbished buildings still leak or crack. Lack of awareness by designers and installers as to the main mechanisms that trigger such failures remains a problem for the industry. Investigating and rectifying building failures form a major part of building surveyors’ bread and butter work. This book provides guidance on this work for typical residential, commercial and industrial buildings – with advice on how to diagnose a wide range of defects with an emphasis on evidence based practice throughout. It considers both modern and older construction methods, together with new and traditional materials. The particular problems of alteration and renovation work are also discussed. The first four chapters provide information and guidance on the methodology for investigating failures – how to prepare for and conduct an investigation into a building defect and subsequently diagnose its cause in a logical manner. This fourth edition has been updated and expanded to cover the latest diagnostic procedures and research. It also includes Appendices and a new Bibliography, and provides an extensive list of books on building pathology and related topics in the UK and North America. It is essential reading for all students and practitioners interested in building surveying and building conservation.

57 citations

04 May 2012
Abstract: This A to Z is the most up-to-date dictionary of building, surveying, and civil engineering terms and definitions available. Written by an experienced team of experts in the respective fields, it covers in over 7,500 entries the key areas of construction technology and practice, civil and construction engineering, construction management techniques and processes, and legal aspects such as contracts and procurement. Illustrations complement entries where necessary and other extra features include entry-level web links, which are listed and regularly updated on a companion website. Its wide coverage makes it the ideal reference for students of construction and related areas, as well as for professionals in the field.

49 citations

01 Jan 2019
Abstract: This book is aimed primarily at students for whom the study of building or civil engineering contracts forms part of a construction-based course. We have had in mind the syllabus requirements for first degrees in Building, Civil Engineering, Architecture, Quantity Surveying and Building Surveying, as well as those of postgraduate courses in Construction Management and Project Management. We have also assumed that such students will already have been introduced to the general principles of English law, especially those relating to contract and tort. As a result, while aspects of those subjects that are of particular relevance to construction are dealt with here, the reader must look elsewhere for the general legal background. In producing this third edition, we have again been greatly assisted by the many helpful comments made by reviewers and users of its predecessor. Nonetheless, our basic aim is identical to that which underpinned the first edition: to provide an explanation of the fundamental principles of construction contract law, rather than a clause-by-clause analysis of any particular standard-form contract. As a result, while we draw most frequently upon JCT 98 for our illustrations of particular points, this merely reflects the pre-eminent position occupied by that particular form of contract in the UK construction industry. We conclude by repeating our previous warning as to the dangers inherent in a little learning. Neither this book, nor the courses for which it is intended, seek to produce construction lawyers. The objective is rather to enable those who are not lawyers to resolve simple construction disputes before they become litigious, and to recognize when matters require professional legal advice. It should be the aim of every construction student to understand the legal framework sufficiently that they can instruct and brief specialist lawyers, and this book is designed to help them towards that understanding.

45 citations

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