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See below for a selection of the latest books from Surveying category. Presented with a red border are the Surveying books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Surveying books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

Elementary Surveying: An Introduction to Geomatics, Global Edition

Elementary Surveying: An Introduction to Geomatics, Global Edition

Author: Charles D. Ghilani Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 30/06/2019

For Surveying courses offered in Civil Engineering departments Basic concepts and the latest advances and technology in modern surveying and geomatics A highly readable bestseller, Elementary Surveying: An Introduction to Geomatics presents basic concepts and practical material in each of the areas fundamental to modern surveying (geomatics) practice. While introductory, its depth and breadth also make it ideal for self-study and preparation for licensing examinations. The 15th Edition is updated throughout to reflect the latest advances and technology. It includes QR codes linking to video instructions on solving specific problems, and more than 400 figures and illustrations, with numerous example problems to demonstrate computational procedures. Mastering (TM) Engineering not included. Students, if Mastering is a recommended/mandatory component of the course, please ask your instructor for the correct ISBN and course ID. Mastering should only be purchased when required by an instructor. Instructors, contact your Pearson rep for more information. Mastering Engineering is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to work with this text to engage students and improve results. Interactive, self-paced tutorials provide individualized coaching to help students stay on track. With a wide range of activities available, students can actively learn, understand, and retain even the most difficult concepts. The text and Mastering Engineering work together to guide students through engineering concepts with a multi-step approach to problems.

Engineering Surveying

Engineering Surveying

Engineering surveying involves determining the position of natural and man-made features on or beneath the Earth's surface and utilizing these features in the planning, design and construction of works. It is a critical part of any engineering project. Without an accurate understanding of the size, shape and nature of the site the project risks expensive and time-consuming errors or even catastrophic failure. This fully updated sixth edition of Engineering Surveying covers all the basic principles and practice of the fundamentals such as vertical control, distance, angles and position right through to the most modern technologies. It includes: * An introduction to geodesy to facilitate greater understanding of satellite systems * A fully updated chapter on GPS, GLONASS and GALILEO for satellite positioning in surveying * All new chapter on the important subject of rigorous estimation of control coordinates * Detailed material on mass data methods of photogrammetry and laser scanning and the role of inertial technology in them With many worked examples and illustrations of tools and techniques, it suits students and professionals alike involved in surveying, civil, structural and mining engineering, and related areas such as geography and mapping.

Building Surveys

Building Surveys

Author: Peter Glover Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/09/2018

Building Surveys has been a trusted guide for both students and professionals for over 30 years, evolving throughout its eight editions to address the challenges and responsibilities of the building surveying role. It covers everything needed for initial inspections such as equipment, know-how and procedures to writing an accurate report, making it indispensable to those practicing in or studying this field. This updated eighth edition features new material on modern methods of construction, and the drive for green homes. Essential reading for building construction students, professional surveyors, and others who may be required to inspect and report on buildings. Illustrated throughout with colour photos showing examples of building defects in full detail. All the structural aspects of property surveying are explained, covering foundations, walls and roofs as well as what to look out for, and how to deal with problems. Materials and techniques no longer in use are covered as well as new technologies, so the reader is prepared for anything they might encounter. Legal considerations and recent cases are also used to illustrate good working practice, making this an extremely practical companion to the subject.

Technical Due Diligence and Building Surveying for Commercial Property

Technical Due Diligence and Building Surveying for Commercial Property

Author: Adrian (University of Reading, UK) Tagg Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/09/2018

Technical Due Diligence and Building Surveying for Commercial Property is the first book to introduce the process of technical due diligence (TDD) and examine the role of the building surveyor within the commercial property sector. The book outlines the processes that the surveyor must go through when performing a TDD inspection and report and, most importantly, covers in detail the typical pathology and defects encountered during TDD. Performing a TDD survey involves collecting, analysing and reporting on a huge amount of information, often under specific contractual conditions. The book covers everything the surveyor needs to know in order to do a proper job and includes analysis of materials, life cycles and potential defects on an elemental basis, with detail on individual components where necessary. Coverage includes: * an introduction to the TDD process and types of commercial buildings encountered * chapters outlining the life cycle and defects of: structures, roofs, facades, finishes and services * hundreds of illustrations and photographs of defects, real-world case studies and suggestions for further reading * a final chapter covering legal issues and technical details. This book fills a clear gap in the literature and is the first fully illustrated book on TDD dedicated to commercial building stock. It will help students and professionals to understand the process, the science involved and the reasons why defects occur, as well as their evolution and long-term impact.

Technical Due Diligence and Building Surveying for Commercial Property

Technical Due Diligence and Building Surveying for Commercial Property

Author: Adrian (University of Reading, UK) Tagg Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/09/2018

Technical Due Diligence and Building Surveying for Commercial Property is the first book to introduce the process of technical due diligence (TDD) and examine the role of the building surveyor within the commercial property sector. The book outlines the processes that the surveyor must go through when performing a TDD inspection and report and, most importantly, covers in detail the typical pathology and defects encountered during TDD. Performing a TDD survey involves collecting, analysing and reporting on a huge amount of information, often under specific contractual conditions. The book covers everything the surveyor needs to know in order to do a proper job and includes analysis of materials, life cycles and potential defects on an elemental basis, with detail on individual components where necessary. Coverage includes: * an introduction to the TDD process and types of commercial buildings encountered * chapters outlining the life cycle and defects of: structures, roofs, facades, finishes and services * hundreds of illustrations and photographs of defects, real-world case studies and suggestions for further reading * a final chapter covering legal issues and technical details. This book fills a clear gap in the literature and is the first fully illustrated book on TDD dedicated to commercial building stock. It will help students and professionals to understand the process, the science involved and the reasons why defects occur, as well as their evolution and long-term impact.

Topographic Laser Ranging and Scanning Principles and Processing, Second Edition

Topographic Laser Ranging and Scanning Principles and Processing, Second Edition

Author: Jie (Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA) Shan Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/03/2018

Topographic Laser Ranging and Scanning, Second Edition, provides a comprehensive discussion of topographic LiDAR principles, systems, data acquisition, and data processing techniques. This edition presents an introduction and summary of various LiDAR systems and their principles and addresses the operational principles of the different components and ranging methods of LiDAR systems. It discusses the subsequent geometric processing of LiDAR data, with particular attention to quality, accuracy, and meeting standards and addresses the theories and practices of information extraction from LiDAR data, including terrain surface generation, forest inventory, orthoimage generation, building reconstruction, and road extraction. Written by leaders in the field, this comprehensive compilation is a must-have reference book for senior undergraduate and graduate students majoring or working in diverse disciplines, such as geomatics, geodesy, natural resources, urban planning, computer vision, and computer graphics. It is also vital resource for researchers who are interested in developing new methods and need in-depth knowledge of laser scanning and data processing and other professionals may gain the same from the broad topics addressed in this book. New in the Second Edition: A comprehensive array of new laser ranging and scanning technologies. Developments in LiDAR data format and processing techniques. Regrouping of surface modeling, representations and reconstruction. Enhanced discussions on the principles and fundamentals beyond small-footprint pulsed laser systems and new application examples. Many new examples and illustrations.

Asbestos for Surveyors

Asbestos for Surveyors

Author: Bill Sanderson Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/11/2017

Asbestos for Surveyors is a practical reference guide for all those responsible for identifying and dealing with asbestos in buildings. The book is based upon the Control of Asbestos at Work Act 2002 and is intended to be a guide to the technical aspects of asbestos and why it was originally used. It illustrates where it may be found in buildings, what type of survey is required and how to undertake it. The information that the dutyholder needs from the surveyor to compile an adequate management plan is also detailed. This edition has been fully revised to take account of the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2006 (SI 2006/2739), which came into force in November 2006. The regulations, which replaced three existing sets of asbestos regulations with a single set of rules, reduce exposure limits and introduce mandatory training for those working with asbestos.

Underground Sensing Monitoring and Hazard Detection for Environment and Infrastructure

Underground Sensing Monitoring and Hazard Detection for Environment and Infrastructure

Author: Sibel (Lehigh University, USA) Pamukcu Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/09/2017

Underground Sensing: Monitoring and Hazard Detection for Environment and Infrastructure brings the target audience the technical and practical knowledge of existing technologies of subsurface sensing and monitoring based on a classification of their functionality. In addition, the book introduces emerging technologies and applications of sensing for environmental and geo-hazards in subsurface - focusing on sensing platforms that can enable fully distributed global measurements. Finally, users will find a comprehensive exploration of the future of underground sensing that can meet demands for preemptive and sustainable response to underground hazards. New concepts and paradigms based on passively powered and/or on-demand activated, embeddable sensor platforms are presented to bridge the gap between real-time monitoring and global measurements.

Starting and Developing a Surveying Business

Starting and Developing a Surveying Business

Author: Austen Imber Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/01/2017

Starting and Developing a Surveying Business shows how surveyors can develop their own successful small business. For surveyors thinking of taking this step, guidance is provided on the pros and cons which will help the right decision to be made, and the key factors which help see the business through its early stages. For surveyors already running their own small business, consideration is given to factors which will help profitability and growth potential.

The Surveyors' Expert Witness Handbook

The Surveyors' Expert Witness Handbook

Author: Martin Farr Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/01/2017

This book is an invaluable guide for those providing expert evidence on valuations of commercial properties - including civil actions, rent review arbitrations, lands tribunal cases and rating appeals. The object of the book is to provide the commercial property valuer with a detailed introduction to providing expert evidence in a litigation context, the rules, requirements and the pitfalls for the unwary. Particular trouble has been taken to emphasise the need for quality evidence based on relevant experience which is objective, unbiased, independent, and of sufficient quality to resist challenges before the courts, tribunals and arbitrators. This handbook will help the practitioner start off on the right course and provide forewarning of the issues which he or she is likely to face, leading to greater professional awareness and to higher standards of valuation expert evidence in all commercial property fields.

English Houses An Estate Agent's Companion

English Houses An Estate Agent's Companion

Author: Bruce Munro Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/12/2016

This book is essential reading for property professionals and laymen alike. Anyone who would like to know more about the houses of England's cities, towns and villages will benefit from reading this book. Through a wealth of pictures, easy to read comments and architectural notes the book helps the reader to identify the different architectural periods and understand the development of the construction of English houses. The book illustrates a number of influential styles and features of English houses throughout history. Also included are examples of houses that have been altered by several generations and different periods enabling the reader to trace trends and discover the more subtle nuances of English houses.

Inspections and Reports on Dwellings Reporting for Sellers

Inspections and Reports on Dwellings Reporting for Sellers

Author: Ian A. Melville, Ian Gordon Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/08/2016

Inspections and Reports on Dwellings is a series of four books, the first three of which have already been published to considerable success. This concluding book covers reports prepared before dwellings are put on the market for sale, whether as a legal requirement or on a voluntary basis. All take into account guidelines laid down by the Courts for this type of work. Sellers' surveys are not new, but only now have standard formats been developed. In England and Wales this is the Home Condition Report, with its Energy Performance Certificate, which can only be prepared by Licensed Home Inspectors. The Home Inspectors hold a Diploma in Home Inspection, sometimes with an add-on Certificate in Valuation of Residential Property for Secured Lending and they are members of a Government approved certification scheme. In Scotland each dwelling must have a Single Survey Report carried out before it goes on the market from 1 December 2008. The Single Survey Report describes the condition, sets out accessibility information, contains a valuation and energy reports. Initially only Chartered Surveyors will be authorised to do this work. Both Inspectors and Surveyors have to follow Codes of Conduct and Practice, carry professional indemnity insurance and allow their reports to be monitored to maintain standards - an entirely new concept. The book examines the relevant legislation and looks closely at the entire qualification and certification process for Home Inspector Valuers. Additionally the likely reaction of sellers, buyers and lenders are discussed. A substantial section is devoted to lending on dwellings and the practicalities of their valuation by the Comparative, Investment and Residual methods following the requirements of the `Red Book'. Four detailed sample reports are included to demonstrate how reports must be presented. The book is intended for all those engaged in the preparation of reports on dwellings whether experienced, newly qualified or studying. As well as being an essential book for surveyors it will also be of considerable interest to solicitors and estate agents, particularly those based in Scotland. The authors, experienced Chartered Surveyors, have written extensively on the diagnosis of defects in dwellings and are joint authors of the successful EG Books publication The Repair and Maintenance of Houses, 2nd edn.