SURVEYING, MEASUREMENT AND HEALTH AND SAFETY - 2018/9

Module code: ENG2105

Module Overview

Measurement

An introduction to the scope of a Bill of Quantities.  The ability to apply measurement take off procedures within the provisions of Civil Engineering Standard Method of Measurement and to develop an understanding in Bill of Quantities preparation.

Health and Safety

Provide An explanation of EU/UK Health & Safety law, regulations, and the requirements of good health and safety practice in the management of projects.

Engineering Surveying

Provide an introduction to a range of setting out techniques and introduce coordinate systems.  Undertake setting out procedures for roads and basic structures and mapping procedures.

Module provider

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Module Leader

THORNE AM Dr (Civl Env Eng)

Number of Credits: 15

ECTS Credits: 7.5

Framework: FHEQ Level 5

JACs code: H242

Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A

Module Availability

Semester 2

Prerequisites / Co-requisites

Level 1 of the Civil Engineering programme or equivalent entry requirements

Module content

Measurement


Typical contract documents for construction contracts
Taking off quantities in accordance with the Civil Engineering Standard Method of Measurement, 3rd Edition.


Health and Safety


EU Health & Safety Directives and the UK’s Health & Safety Regulations
Health & Safety at Work etc  Act 1974 and the role of the HSE
Corporate Manslaughter, and the Corporate Homicide Act 2008
Health & Safety Policies for construction organisations
Health & Safety regulations including the application of CDM 2015 to construction operations
Important UK Health & Safety case law.


Engineering Surveying


Setting up control and use of intersection and resection methods.
Design and calculation of horizontal road alignments, incorporating super-elevation, circular and transition curves.
Understanding the capabilities of HDS.
Features of the National Grid reference system, local grids, the geoid, ellipsoid and the relevance of GPS.

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Coursework MEASUREMENT EXERCISE 25
Coursework INDIVIDUAL ESSAY 25
Coursework DESIGN EXERCISES 20
Practical based assessment FIELD COURSE 30

Alternative Assessment

Measurement exercise: 1-3, a-e case study report including presentation [Learning outcomes :1-3, a-e] Individual assignment on a current health & safety [Learning outcomes : 4, f, d] Design exercises (4,5,6,7,8,9,a,b,c,d,e,f,h) Field course (4,6,7,8,c,d)  

Assessment Strategy

The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to:

1.    Understand and use the Standard Method of Measurement by taking off quantities [LO:1,2]

2.    Understand the health and safety law [3,4,5]

3.    Appreciate the process of road design [6,7]

4.    Undertake group exercises when undertaking a number of surveying tasks [7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14]

 

The summative assessment for this module consists of:

o   Measurement exercise following the Standard method of Measurement [Learning outcomes assessed:1-2,C,K,P,c,e,g,h,o] 25%, 20 hours]

o   Individual assignment on a current Health and Safety issue [learning outcome:3-5, K,P,a,b,c,d,e,h,j,o][25%, 20 hours]

o   Individual road design [learning outcomes:6,7,C,K,P,c,d,e,h,j,m,n][20% 12 hours]

o   Group surveying field course [learning outcomes:7-14,C,K,P,c,d,e,h,i,m,n].] [30% 45 hours]

 

Formative assessment and feedback

Feedback on the measurement exercise will be provided as it will be for the individual assignment for a heath and safety issue.  The road design will be marked by peer assessment on a weekly basis.  This will ensure that the students undertake the work and consolidate the knowledge as the individual design item is being taught.  A presentation will be given during the marking session indicating what needs to be presented giving the opportunity for the students to provide one another with comprehensive feedback.

There will be a five day field course where the students will complete a number of tasks.  Feedback is provided during the exercises by the tutors but also by the exercises themselves as the candidates will be able to judge the quality of their group work by visual inspection and the quality of the closure.

Module aims

  • An introduction to the scope of the Bill of Quantities;
  • The ability to apply measurement taking off procedures within the provisions of the CESMM4, and to develop an understanding in Bill of Quantities preparation;
  • An explanation of EU/UK Health & Safety law, regulations, and the requirements of good health and safety practice in the management of projects;
  • An introduction to a range of setting out techniques;
  • An introduction to the  control requirements for setting out and the procedures to obtain additional control;
  • The ability to generate setting out tables for transition and circular road curves;
  • An introduction to the co-ordinate systems in use, including the National Grid, WGS84 and the use of a flat plane local coordinate system;
  • An introduction to the background to the working of GPS;
  • An introduction to HDS (High Definition Surveying);
  • The ability to use setting out procedures for roads and basic structures;
  • The ability to undertake mapping exercises by hand and with modern instrumentation.

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
001 Explain the role of contract documents within construction contracts, including Drawings, Specifications, Bills of Quantities and Conditions of Contracts KP
002 Apply the principles of measurement, taking off quantities, within the provisions of the Civil Engineering Standard Method of Measurement, 4th Edition KCP
003 Describe the legal framework for health & safety, comprising EU directives and UK legislation/regulation KP
004 Explain the role of the HSE and illustrate appropriate Health & Safety case law KP
005 Appraise the implications of CDM 2015 including the roles and activities of the various parties, and demonstrate a working knowledge of the required Health & Safety communication documentation . KP
006 Decide on and provide appropriate vertical and horizontal control measures for surveying or setting out work KCP
007 Provide vertical and slope control for excavations concrete steelwork and road formations KCP
008 Understand the importance of primary control and where secondary and subsequent controls are needed KCP
009 Understand the principles behind GPS and HDS.
010 Calculate areas and volumes for groundwork and construction
011 Produce mapping of existing areas using surveying instruments KCP
012 Set out structures and road alignments using total stations and GPS techniques KCP
013 Carry out and calculate intersection and resection KCP
014 Work safely in the field to a risk assessment prepared by the students KCP
015 Technical report writing T
016 Health & Safety – accident reduction T
017 Risk identification T
018 Risk mitigation strategies T
019 Critical thinking T
020 Design - “whole-life” costs T
021 Sustainability T
022 Information retrieval skills T
023 Synthesis of data T
024 Use of word processor, spread sheet T
025 PowerPoint presentation T
026 Oral presentation T
027 Field observation T
028 Team work T
029 Independent learning skills T

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Overall student workload

Independent Study Hours: 88

Lecture Hours: 22

Methods of Teaching / Learning

The learning and teaching strategy for this part of the module is designed to provide FHEQ Level 5 students with an appreciation of the nature of civil engineering measurment for Bills of Quantities and the demonstrate the role of the Civil Engineering profession in understanding Health and Safety legislation whilst complying with EU and UK law.  An introduction is provided for the setting out concepts for various structures utilising hand methods and those provided by modern instrumentation.  Road design is introduced both horizontally and vertically along with necessary area and volume calculations to enable this.

The learning and teaching methods include:

Measurement


The role of contract documents within construction contracts, including Drawings, Specifications, Bills of Quantities and Conditions of Contracts
Taking off quantities in accordance with the Civil Engineering Standard Method of Measurement, 4th Edition
4 hours lectures, 33 hours independent learning


Health and Safety


An explanation of EU/UK Health & Safety law, regulations, and the requirements of good health and safety practice in the management of projects with case records to demonstrate the principals
7 hours lectures, an individual essay on a current health & safety issue, 31 hours independent learning


Introduction to Engineering Surveying


Introduction to setting out methods including worked examples
Introduction to horizontal and vertical road design including the associated methods to calculate areas and volumes with appropriate worked examples
A week long intensive module where the principals demonstrated are put into practice in the field using a range of modern instrumentation likely to be encountered in the profession
11 hours lectures, 40 hours practical intensive field session, 24 hours independent learning

Indicated Lecture Hours (which may also include seminars, tutorials, workshops and other contact time) are approximate and may include in-class tests where one or more of these are an assessment on the module. In-class tests are scheduled/organised separately to taught content and will be published on to student personal timetables, where they apply to taken modules, as soon as they are finalised by central administration. This will usually be after the initial publication of the teaching timetable for the relevant semester.

Reading list

Reading list for SURVEYING, MEASUREMENT AND HEALTH AND SAFETY : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/eng2105

Programmes this module appears in

Programme Semester Classification Qualifying conditions
Civil Engineering MEng 2 Compulsory A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module
Civil Engineering BEng (Hons) 2 Compulsory A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module

Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2018/9 academic year.