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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!

Willis's Elements of Quantity Surveying

Willis's Elements of Quantity Surveying

Author: Sandra (Davis Langdon Llp Abu Dhabi Uae) Lee Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/08/2020

Willis's Elements of Quantity Surveying has become a standard text in the teaching of building measurement - a core part of the degree curriculum for quantity surveyors. The book will be fully updated to follow the guidance given by RICS NRM 1 & 2. As in previous editions the focus remains a logical approach the detailed measurement of building elements and copious use of examples to guide the student. The text has been fully revised in line with the NRM guidance and includes many new and revised examples illustrating the use of NRM. The hallmarks of previous editions - clarity and practicality - are maintained, while ensuring the book is fully up to date, providing the student of quantity surveying with a first class introduction to the measurement of building elements.

High Resolution Site Surveys

High Resolution Site Surveys

Author: Roger Parkinson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/12/2019

High Resolution Site Surveys brings together the full range of site surveying techniques for the first time, to provide a unified approach to marine and land-based resolution surveying. Detailed descriptions are given of digital seismic survey methods, hydrographic 'analogue' search and survey tools, non-seismic survey techniques, and positioning systems, including GPS. 'Brite Spot' analysis, and Health and Safety considerations for site surveys are also discussed. Well-illustrated, and with numerous case studies showing the application of theory in everyday situations, High Resolution Site Surveys is an indispensable guide for the student and practitioner alike.

Surveying Instruments and Technology

Surveying Instruments and Technology

Author: Leonid Nadolinets, Eugene Levin, Daulet Akhmedov Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/12/2019

With the advent of GPS/GNSS satellite navigation systems and Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) surveying profession is nowadays facing its transformative stage. Written by a team of surveying experts, Surveyor's Instruments and Technology gives surveying students and practitioners profound understanding of how surveying instruments are designed and operating based on surveying instrument functionality. The book includes the required basic knowledge of accurate measurements of distances and angles from theoretical principles to advanced optical, mechanical, electronic and software components for comparative analysis. Readers are presented with basic elements of UAS systems, practical interpretation techniques, sensor components, and operating platforms. Appropriate for surveying courses at all levels, this guide helps students and practitioners alike to understand what is behind the buttons of surveying instruments of all kinds when considering practical project implementations.

Plane and Geodetic Surveying

Plane and Geodetic Surveying

Author: Aylmer (University of Cambridge, UK) Johnson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/12/2019

Plane and Geodetic Surveying blends together theory and practice, conventional techniques and satellite-based methods, to provide the ideal book for students of surveying. It gives detailed guidance on how and when the principal surveying instruments (total stations, levels and navigational satellite receivers) should be used. It fully and clearly explains the concepts and formulae needed to convert instrument readings into useful and reliable results. It offers rigorous explanations of the theoretical background to surveying, while at the same time providing a wealth of useful advice about conducting a survey in practice. The book also contains an accompanying least square adjustment program that is available for free download. What's New in the Second Edition: Revises and updates the text to reflect recent developments in satellite navigation, laser scanners and total stations Provides a more rigorous treatment of how to calculate and use mean earth curvature in geodetic geometry Includes substantial additional information on precise levelling, spherical and ellipsoidal geometry, trigonometric heighting and setting out Offers a fuller description of mapping systems, including the State Plane Coordinate System This book is essential for all students of surveying and for practitioners who need a 'stand-alone' text for further reading.

The Role of the Third Surveyor under the Party Wall Act 1996

The Role of the Third Surveyor under the Party Wall Act 1996

Author: Victor Vegoda Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/10/2019

This book is intended to clear any misconceptions about the responsibilities of the third surveyor and outlines the steps taken in choosing a professional for this role, as well as discussing who may carry it out.

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.

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.

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

Topographic Laser Ranging and Scanning

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.