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SURV 1101 - Survey Instrument Operations: Levels

Surveying Part-time Studies Course

School of Construction and the Environment

Course Details

Introduction to differential leveling; terms used in leveling; field note-keeping; peg-test; bench mark leveling; level note reductions and adjustment. Leveling applications - sewer-line survey and building site survey; earthwork volume calculations.





Winter 2020

Below is one offering of this course for the Winter 2020 term.

CRN 41010

Sat Mar 21 - Sat Apr 25 5 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Mar 21 - Apr 25 Sat 09:00 - 16:00 BBY SW01 Rm. 2004


Christopher Griffith

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim




  1. Substantial footwear, raingear, field book and paper are required for this course. No class on April 11, 2020 (Good Friday/Easter Monday weekend). You may proceed to register for this course online, or by contacting Student Information and Enrollment Services (SIES) at 604-434-1610 or 1-866-434-1610 Toll-Free (Canada and US only).

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Carry out differential leveling - bench mark and detail leveling.
  • Take and reduce field notes.
  • Adjust level loops.
  • Carry out a peg test to determine if the level instrument is in good adjustment or not.
  • Calculate grades and invert elevations sewer-lines.
  • Cut and fill; earthwork volume determinations.

Effective as of Winter 2007

Related Programs

SURV 1101 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Construction and the Environment

  1. Civil Technology
    Part-time   Associate Certificate
  2. Civil Technology
    Part-time   Certificate


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