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. Please see below for more details and learning outcomes for this course.
Our CITB Assured Total Station for Construction course will teach you the fundamental principals and industry best practices. You will learn a wealth of knowledge from our Trainer, who is themself, an experienced Site Engineer. Learn how to set up the instrument over a point, carry out checks, create networks of accurate and reliable control points and much more.
We at SOFC, wrote the CITB Assured standards for the course which means we are in the best position to deliver the training. Our entire training team have a wealth of industry and Site Engineering experience which is woven into all of our courses to ensure you leave the course with not only the skills and knowledge you need, but also the confidence to do your job to the best of your ability.
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