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ABC Keystone continues to prioritize your safety to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. When you visit Chapter headquarters you will now see CDC-recommended safety precautions in place including COVID-19 symptom screenings, face mask requirements, enhanced cleaning measures and the implementation of social distancing to protect your health. We thank you in advance for your cooperation as we open up under these guidelines. Please enter the building at Door 1 when you arrive.

We can customize classes for you at your site! Customized training at your site is available following a review of the location for the implementation of current CDC recommended COVID-19 safety guidelines. Please reach out to (Safety) or (Career Development) for more information.

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Field Engineering: Hands-on Field Labs & Classroom Learning

March 27, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

$285 – $375

Field Engineering: Hands-on Field Labs & Classroom Learning



March 27, 30, April 4, 6, and 10, 2019


Weeknights: Classroom (7:00 pm – 9:30 pm)
Saturdays: Field Site (8:00 am – 11:00 am)

Field Engineering ABC Keystone

Mistakes in class on Saturday cost nothing and are a learning experience, but mistakes on Monday cost time, money and aggravation! Benefit from this course’s important inclusion of hands-on training that forges a connection between classroom materials to real world application. Students completing ABC Keystone’s Field Engineering course will walk away with practical skills that will be implemented immediately!

Gain confidence in layout work, learn the proper way to prepare field notes, and refresh basic math skills related to layout work. Gain experience in field labs with transits, levels, and lasers by setting grades from benchmarks, estimating new benchmarks, writing proper field notes, setting and turning angles, building layouts, and use basic math associated with construction layout and real work problems. Lab exercises will be outside and model real work conditions.

Participation numbers are limited.

This training can also be customized just for your company – your site or ABC Keystone!

Learn how to:

  • Prepare field notes.
  • Use transits, levels, and lasers in setting grades from benchmarks.
  • Set and turn angles, building layouts and basic math.
  • Recognize common errors and how to eliminate common field mistakes.
  • Perform math checks to minimize or eliminate errors.
  • Set proper grade points using the right equipment for each task.

“I learned a lot about transits and how to use them… I thought this training was great!”
– Cord Earhart, E & G Concrete, Inc.

“The classes drove home how important it is to be very accurate with site layout and how much grade difference can throw off measurements.”
– Jarod Sweinhart, Arthur Funk & Sons, Inc.

“This seminar helped me understand the entire building “picture” and that will benefit me in the underground plumbing work we do.”
– Rich Morrow, Plumbing Journeyman, Walton & Co.

“There is so much more to transits and levels then I realized! The course has equipped me with enough working knowledge to build on for the future…excellent and very informative.”
– L. Brent Good, Arthur Funk & Sons

Students should bring a scientific calculator or Smart Phone.

*Limited to 15 students due to hands-on activities.

Benefits of Attending:

  • Gain solid hands-on experience in the class labs.
  • Participants will use what is discussed in the lectures in real work class labs.
  • Lab exercises will be outside and model real work conditions.

Who Should Attend:

Office and field personnel involved in construction layout work, excavation work, utility and site work, highway construction, and anyone working with elevations, benchmarks, and setting grade points should attend.


Ed Fisher, Light-Heigel and Associates: Ed is a Project Manager / Vice President for Light-Heigel and Associates, a Civil Engineering and Surveying firm and has been involved in the engineering and construction industry for more than 30 years. Ed brings a variety of real-life construction experiences and knowledge to the classroom for problem solving. His goal in every class is to help participants gain confidence in their abilities and to put their knowledge to work.

Preferred registration date: March 20, 2019

Price includes: course materials, hands-on labs, certificate of completion.

If you must cancel for any reason, please contact us immediately. Cancellations received less than 7 days of the start of class cannot be refunded; substitutions are permitted.

ABC Members may select the option to be invoiced. Non-members will need to please pay at time of registration either via credit card payment online or by calling Michele at the Chapter office: (717) 653-8106.

EIN: 23-1618254 – Contributions or gifts are not deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes. However, payments may be deductible by members as an ordinary, necessary business expense. See your accountant for details.

ABC Keystone Membership can help you advance your business! Contact Mike Bachman Director of Membership to find out more!




March 27, 2019
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
$285 – $375
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Michele Cook


ABC Keystone
135 Shellyland Road
Manheim, PA 17545 United States
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