Surveying, Grade Checking & Staking - Montrose
Event Date: 5/13/2019
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Montrose County Fairgrounds, Pioneer Room
1001 N. Second St.
Surveying - determining relative positions of objects or points. These points may be highways bridges, culverts, or drainage inlets. Horizontal positions are calculated from distances and directions, and vertical positions from differences in elevations. Accuracy is important. The class will cover:
Basic Surveying Terminology:
Elevations and Leveling
Field Practice – Performing a “Peg Test” on a Level
Field Practice – Perform Leveling Associated with Drainage Systems
The class is intended for town, village, county and city highway officials, street foremen, construction supervisors, and others. The training provides employees with the knowledge of how to bank a curve, crown a road, check a grade, take elevations on each end of a culvert, and how to determine pipe length.
This course is an elective in the Roads Scholar I course track.
The registration fee for this class is $50 per person for employees of government agencies and $75 per person for non-government agencies. Fee includes class handout and lunch. Invoices will be sent upon receipt of registration form. Invoices can be paid by cash, check, money order, or credit card.
Please be considerate of those on the waiting list, cancel early if necessary. A full refund will be made if you cancel no later than 3 business days prior to the training day; otherwise, you will forfeit the registration fee.
Equipment List - the instructor has asked that – if possible – each agency bring at least one set of the following equipment that will be used for in-field practice during the class. *At the end of each item is a stock number (SN) in the Forestry Suppliers catalog at www.forestry-suppliers.com. This is NOT an endorsement of Forestry Suppliers or the product brands listed in their online catalog. This is only intended to give an example of the item needed, and it may be replaced with an equivalent product. It is very important that the level rod, tapes, and rule be graduated in feet & decimal feet and not in feet & inches. Required Equipment per Agency Crew:
If there are any questions about the above equipment list, please feel free to contact Colorado LTAP at 303-735-3530, or the class instructor, Peter Messier at 828-508-0118.
In order to receive credit for this class, attendees must stay until the end when it is dismissed by the instructor and class certificates are awarded.
Peter has 40 years of professional level experience in performing and managing a wide range of surveying and civil engineering projects. During his career he has also taught surveying and civil engineering courses, either full or part-time at several institutions, most recently at Clemson University. He provides specialized survey training including the use of levels, total stations and RTK-GPS equipment and the use of Carlson SurvCE field software for construction personnel of the SCDOT. Peter also provides construction surveying training to various county and municipal road and bridge departments.
Peter holds a Master of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from Purdue University majoring in the Survey Engineering Graduate Program, and he is a Professional Land Surveyor in the States of Tennessee, Virginia, Pennsylvania and Maine, and is a Professional Engineer in the State of Tennessee.