3-day Total Station for Construction

This 3-day course comprises days 3-5 of the 5-day course, Setting Out For Construction. It is aimed at anyone is required to use a total station for setting out or surveying on a construction site. You will receive 3 month free 'Community' SOFC Membership and will be issued with a CITB certification completion of this course.

3 days, 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM

Platinum House (Cathcart)
  • 151 Merrylee road
  • Cathcart
  • Glasgow
  • G44 3DL
  • United Kingdom
Presented by Paul Clarkson
  • £650.00 incl. VAT
Register1 place remaining

3 days, 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM

Platinum House (Cathcart)
  • 151 Merrylee road
  • Cathcart
  • Glasgow
  • G44 3DL
  • United Kingdom
Presented by Paul Clarkson
  • £650.00 incl. VAT
Register2 places remaining

3 days, 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM

Platinum House (Cathcart)
  • 151 Merrylee road
  • Cathcart
  • Glasgow
  • G44 3DL
  • United Kingdom
Presented by Paul Clarkson
  • £650.00 incl. VAT
Register2 places remaining

Description

Course content

By the end of the course, delegates will be able to:

  • Set up the total station over a point
  • Carry out the relevant calibration checks (horizontal and vertical collimation error, trunnion axis, prism constant, optical/ laser plummet, diaphragm orientation)
  • List the possible sources of error when using a total station
  • Use techniques for improving and checking your accuracy and precision
  • View, edit, add and delete data
  • Install a network of primary control points from scratch (traverse)
  • Install accurate secondary control points (retro targets) using the correct procedure
  • Create a local coordinate system for a building on gridlines
  • Use the correct procedures for measuring and setting out reduced levels with the total station
  • Describe a range of methods for plumbing columns and walls
  • Set-up the position and orientation of the total station using the resection or occupied point programs
  • Take a topographical survey and record the results systematically
  • Measure the horizontal distance and level differences between points using the tie-distance function
  • Set out points of known co-ordinates using the stake out function
  • Set out points in relation to a baseline using the reference line function
  • Set out points at given chainages and offsets along a radius e.g. road centrelines using the reference arc function
  • Measure irregular areas and volumes
  • Transfer large amounts of data from the total station to the computer and vice versa
  • Describe the capabilities and limitations of GNNS equipment
  • Describe the capabilities of robotic total stations