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Surveying with Construction Applications, CourseSmart eTextbook, 7th Edition

By Barry Kavanagh

Published by Prentice Hall

Published Date: Jun 22, 2009

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For undergraduate courses in Civil Engineering, Civil Engineering Technology, Survey Engineering, and Resources Engineering and Technology.


Known for its state-of-the-art coverage and clear, concise approach, Surveying with Construction Applications, Seventh Edition covers the latest advances and foundational principles of surveying. Emphasizing instrumentation technology, field data capture, and data-processing techniques, this text highlights real-world applications of surveying to the construction and engineering fields. Reflecting additional complexities in electronic distance measurement, the order of presentation of surveying topics has been revised in this edition. Revisions and updates focus on topics where the technology and applications are still evolving.

Table of Contents


1. Surveying Fundamentals

2. Leveling

3. Distance Measurement

4. Introduction to Total Stations and Theodolites

5. Total Station Operations

6. Traverse Surveys and Computations

7. Satellite Positioning

8. An Introduction to Geomatics

9. Horizontal Control Surveys



10. Machine Guidance and Control

11. Highway Curves

12. Highway Construction Surveys

13. Municipal Street Construction Surveys

14. Pipeline and Tunnel Construction Surveys

15. Culvert and Bridge Construction Surveys

16. Building Construction Surveys

17. Quantity and Final Surveys


Appendix A: Trigonometry and Coordinate Geometry Review

Appendix B: Surveying and Mapping Internet Web Sites

Appendix C: Glossary

Appendix D: Typical Field Projects

Appendix E: Answers to Selected Problems

Appendix F: Steel Tape Corrections

Appendix G: Early Surveying

Appendix H: Illustrations of Maching Guidance and Control Equipment; and Various Types of Data-Capture Techniques

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$69.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-13-504677-7