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Measurements & Leveling Instruments (A-1)

This Five-day course involves an understanding of basic construction mathematics and measurements including the use of rules, tapes, chains, rods, and optical leveling instruments. It is the first step in a series of classes designed to teach line and grade control on construction jobs.

Topics covered in this course include:

  • Bench circuits

  • Conversions to engineers and metric

  • Reading and understanding the engineers rod and tape measure.

A-1 (b)

Graduates are required to demonstrate the ability to make and record accurate measurements in feet, inches, and fractions of an inch; and in feet and decimals of a foot. Graduates must set up and use optical leveling instruments for the transfer of known elevations, as well as exhibit a working knowledge of stake markings and the mathematics and record keeping involved.