Tag: surveyors

Surveying or land surveying is the technique, profession, and science of determining the terrestrial or three-dimensional position of points and the distances and angles between them. A land surveying professional is called a land surveyor. These points are usually on the surface of the Earth, and they are often used to establish land maps and boundaries for ownership, locations like building corners or the surface location of subsurface features, or other purposes required by government or civil law, such as property sales.

Excavation’s New Era: Maps, Machines, Management

Excavation’s New Era: Maps, Machines, Management

If you’re having trouble keeping up with the marketplace for mapping and machine control, don’t feel bad. It’s evolving at a frantic pace, and the technologies keep getting more sophisticated. In fact, taking a walk through a trade show with displays from the major manufacturers can be staggering.

Preventing Electric Shock Requires the Right Procedures to Identify Hazards

Preventing Electric Shock Requires the Right Procedures to Identify Hazards

Hitting gas or electric lines scares us more than anything, because they can bring the noises and flashes of death or serious injury. With electricity, preventing electric shock by avoiding underground electric lines is especially important because death can be instantaneous.
“Striking an electric line presents hazards to the drill operator,

Taking the Measure of Methods for Estimating Earthwork Volumes

Taking the Measure of Methods for Estimating Earthwork Volumes

For earthwork contractors the key to survival is an accurate estimate of earthwork volumes. Without an accurate estimate of earthwork volumes, the contractor will be unable to properly assign construction assets or formulate a project schedule. Estimating earthwork construction requires many assumptions and unknowns.

Excavation’s New Era: Maps, Machines, Management

Excavation’s New Era: Maps, Machines, Management

If you’re having trouble keeping up with the marketplace for mapping and machine control, don’t feel bad. It’s evolving at a frantic pace, and the technologies keep getting more sophisticated. In fact, taking a walk through a trade show with displays from the major manufacturers can be staggering. So much so that

Project Profile: Quick, Quality Work

Project Profile: Quick, Quality Work

For most people, the acronym JSCCR is a definite puzzler. What it stands for is Juniper, Spruce, Cranberry, Cottonwood, and Rose, which are the names of the roads in a heavily-wooded residential subdivision located in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough in southern Alaska, not far fromPalmer, AK.

In 2014, the Matanuska-Susitna Borough committed to fund an

Excavation’s New Era: Maps, Machines, Management

Excavation’s New Era: Maps, Machines, Management

If you’re having trouble keeping up with the marketplace for mapping and machine control, don’t feel bad. It’s evolving at a frantic pace, and the technologies keep getting more sophisticated. In fact, taking a walk through a trade show with displays from the major manufacturers can be staggering. So much so that

Grading and Graders Doing Their Level Best – Part 1

Grading and Graders Doing Their Level Best – Part 1

“I’d rather have used a dozer for this small job, but we don’t have one,” comments Peter Taylor, after just finishing the grading for an additional, small parking lot at a Miami hospital. Taylor is a peripatetic construction worker who has grading experience with contractors in the southeastern United States.

How GPS Saves Time and Money in Landfill Construction

How GPS Saves Time and Money in Landfill Construction

Gone are the days when surveyors were forced to jam stakes into the dirt to grade landfills. Today, engineers have the option of using GPS or machine control to finish landfill construction projects in much less time than years past.

“Landfill construction has very tight tolerances. It has the same benefit

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