1.0 Scope of setting out
Setting out is the transfer of measurements from working drawings to the building plot.
Also, Setting out can be defined as the physical transfer into the ground what was initially on
plan or in paperwork. For example, transferring the building professionals drawing plan onto the
ground is a process of setting out.
Pegs and profiles are set out to mark the positions of corners, walls and foundations. Most
working drawings show separate measurements for individual features for example walls,
windows and doors.
Constructional surveys are surveys that deal with the tasks of marking the positions
of the proposed infrastructure on the ground. They are also referred to as Location
surveys. The features to be located can either be manmade or artificial such as
- Road centre line
- Power line
- Rounded kerbs (gutters)
- Road centre lines
- Circular staircases
Terms used in the constructional survey
This is a survey point whose height above a datum is already known and has been
fixed accurately by the survey means.
This is the degree of slope used on the features as the pipe lines, sewer lines etc
J. OMEKE 2021
EECQ 2233 ENG. SURVEYING 1B Lecture 2