HomeAdvanced Surveying & Estimation Diploma Program
Construction is a vast, multi-national and multi billion industry. And because of this, the industry places much importance on developing new building projects and keeping construction costs under control. That’s why there is a great demand for people with Surveying skills.
In 2012, Great Britain will host the Olympic Games. Just think how much construction activity will take place before then! There couldn’t be a better time to learn all about surveying – this course could open so many doors for you leading to a rewarding career.
The good news is that this course provides you with valuable hands-on experience which could lead to gainful employment as a professional in the industry.
Are you over 16 and have some experience of the construction industry? Would you like to embark on a lucrative professional career? Would you like to be in great demand for your building and/or quantity surveying skills? If you can answer ‘yes’ to all of these, this home study course could be the best thing you’ve ever done.
Understand the general and specific responsibilities both of employers and employees under current health, safety and welfare legislation.
Be able to identify workplace hazards, persons who may be affected by such hazards, and the potential consequences of accidents.
Know how to use risk assessments in appropriate formats.
Be able to use workplace health and safety policies to recommend control measures, reduce risk and meet legal requirements.
Understand own role in accident recording and reporting procedures.
Be able to record dimensions and descriptions of construction work in a methodical way and process these into final quantities for varying purposes, eg bills of quantities, variations, final account, interim payments, claims, etc.
Understand the purpose of estimating and the common techniques used to price construction work.
Be able to calculate all-in costs of materials, labour and plant, together with unit rates, for a variety of construction work.
Be able to derive approximate quantities and costs to determine the approximate value of building projects at varying pre-contract development design stages and to understand the limitations on the accuracy that might be achieved.
Understand the purpose of tendering, the common techniques used and the relevant documentation and explain the factors that can affect the level of tenders.
Understand surveying terminology and be able to use the equipment and instruments typically used to perform linear surveys, record the measurements in a standard from and produce drawings.
Be able to use the equipment and instruments typically used to perform levelling surveys, record the measurements in a standard form and produce drawings.
Be able to use the equipment and instruments typically used to measure angles, record the measurements in a standard form and produce results from calculations.
Be able to perform the setting out of small buildings.