Engineering Surveying

Engineering Surveying

Theory and Examination Problems for Students

3rd Edition - March 16, 1984

Write a review

  • Author: W. Schofield
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483105130

Purchase options

Purchase options
DRM-free (PDF)
Sales tax will be calculated at check-out

Institutional Subscription

Free Global Shipping
No minimum order


Engineering Surveying: Theory and Examination Problems for Students, Volume 1, Third Edition discusses topics concerning engineering surveying techniques and instrumentations. The book is comprised of eight chapters that cover several concerns in engineering survey. Chapter 1 discusses the basic concepts of surveying. Chapter 2 deals with simple and precise leveling, while Chapter 3 covers earthworks. The book also talks about the theodolite and its applications, and then discusses optical distance measurement. Curves, underground and hydrographic surveying, and aspects of dimensional control on site are also examined. The text will be useful to both students and practitioners of civil engineering.

Table of Contents

  • Preface

    1 Basic Concepts of Surveying


    Basic Measurements

    Control Networks

    Locating Position

    Errors in Measurement

    Types of Error


    2 Simple and Precise Leveling

    Basic Concepts


    Instrument Adjustment

    Principle of Leveling

    Comparison of Methods


    Precise Leveling

    Precise Leveling Equipment

    Sources of Error


    3 Earthworks




    Haul Diagrams

    4 The Theodolite and its Application

    Basic Concepts

    Tests and Adjustments

    Theodolite Traversing

    Traverse Computation

    Sources of Error

    Location of Gross Error

    Areas by Coordinates

    Partition of Land

    5 Optical Distance-Measurement

    Vertical-Staff Tacheometry


    Subtense Tacheometry

    Further Optical Distance

    Measuring Equipment

    6 Curves

    Circular Curves

    Setting out Curves

    Compound and Reverse Curves

    Short and/or Small-Radius Curves

    Transition Curves

    Setting-out Data

    Cubic Spiral and Cubic Parabola

    Curve Transitional throughout

    The Osculating Circle

    Highway Transition Curve Tables (Metric)

    Vertical Curves

    7 Underground and Hydrographic Surveying

    Underground Surveying


    Line and Level

    Hydrographic Surveying

    8 Setting Out (Dimensional Control)

    Protection and Referencing

    Basic Setting-Out Procedures Using Coordinates

    Technique for Setting out a Direction

    Use of Grids

    Setting Out Buildings

    Controlling Verticality

    Controlling Grading Excavation

    Use of Lasers

    Rotating Lasers

    Laser Hazards

    Route Location

    Responsibility on Site

    Responsibility of the Setting-out Engineer

    Appendices to Chapters 3 and 6



Product details

  • No. of pages: 302
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 1984
  • Published: March 16, 1984
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483105130

About the Author

W. Schofield

Affiliations and Expertise

Formerly Principal Lecturer, Civil Engineering Department, Kingston University; former Chief Examiner with the Engineering Council, UK

Ratings and Reviews

Write a review

There are currently no reviews for "Engineering Surveying"