By Ed Fisher, Light-Heigel & Associates
As we all know, time is money and in this fast-paced world we live in, all aspects of our construction projects must keep moving forward. Every construction project needs workers capable of laying out and verifying work is staked or laid out properly. The work must be located in the correct physical location and in the correct elevation and grade. Many of the buildings and project sites we work on today have some complexities associated with them. Having the abilities to work through those complexities is key to a successful project. Our construction projects must comply with many storm water management regulations, erosion and sedimentation control measures and associated building codes, and of course, the work must be performed in compliance with the construction plans.
In our Field Engineering class we provide instruction on the key elements of construction layout work. We work with transits, laser levels, and level transits. We discuss and work with preparing field notes for documenting lines and grades of our physical construction. In addition, we review the basics of the required mathematics using geometry. The class is a good mixture of class time and hands-on working directly with the equipment and real layout assignments. The class is geared to all levels of students; we work in teams helping each other through the assignments. There is no final exam; everyone who completes the fieldwork labs will pass this
course. Our goal is to give each student taking this class confidence, and new or additional skills in laying out construction work, regardless of the level of present abilities they have. The class is five sessions long, with two Saturday morning classes to take advantage of much needed sunlight hours for outside lab work.
I’m very excited to start a new round of classes in the new well-equipped ABC facility and grounds. The new building and grounds will provide even more learning opportunities in presenting this hands-on class.
Please join in or sign up your workers for this course; everyone will take something away from this course and more confidence will be at the top of that list.
November 11, 14, 18, 21, 23, 2015
Weekdays: 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm (classroom)
Saturdays: 8:00am - 11:00 am (field site)
"....learned a lot about transits all the different things you could use them for. I thought this training was great!"
- Cord Earhart, E & G Concrete, Inc.