The Purpose of Surveying
Engineering surveying is a genearl term that covers any survey work
carried out in connection with the construction of an engineering
project, such as a road, a building, a bridge etc. The main purposes
are listed below.
- To produce up-to-date Engineering
Plans of the areas in which the work will be carried out.
These plans form the basis for the design of the construction, and so
the reliability of the design depends heavily on the attention to detail
with which the survey is carried out.
- To determine the required areas and volumes of land and materials
needed during construction.
- To ensure that the construction takes place in the correct realtive
and absolute position on the ground.
- To record the final position of the construction, including any
- To provide permanent control points from which particularly
important projects can be surveyed - such as regular monitering a
construction to check for movement.
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