Task Construction surveyor to have done lay out Construction is one of the most extensive industries in the world at the moment not only in the developed countries but also in the developing countries. With this in mind, construction surveying comes in handy, and is a basic part of any construction project and can take various forms. Surveying serves to find the alignment and location of man-made structures like bridges, highways, pipes, buildings, and other objects. When large-scale projects are completed, a survey is done to assist in determining whether any modifications were done to the original plan. This kind of surveying is known as an “as-built” survey and is one of the five major elements of construction surveying (Irvine &. Maclennan 145). The other major elements include checking conditions prior to commencing a construction job for example, topography and existing infrastructure. The other aspect is to mark and create reference points followed by verification of the location of structures during construction.
When the construction surveyor was designing the layout for a municipal street intersection in Murfreesboro area, he must have put all the factors into consideration. There was a wide range of factors that were taken into consideration, some were basic whereas others were quite complex in regards to the design and construction. First and foremost, he had to consider the type of road to be constructed. In addition, the roadway allowances. These factors determine the amount of space to be allocated for the project and the general parameters in road construction. The surveyor had to consider the safety aspect of constructing the road where it is located rather than somewhere else. This is because in road construction, the topography is a factor of the essence to determine the design of the road as well as, the flow of runoff (Irvine &. Maclennan145).
Another factor that may seem obvious is the availability of other infrastructure that is. the pre-existing infrastructure and the proximity to the road. Some things like electricity lines, water, and sewer lines may have affected substantially the surveyor’s decision to position the road as it is now in Murfreesboro. Simple as it may seem, things like the power lines affect profoundly the lighting of the road in that the proximity of the power lines do not determine the availability of the street lights.
There are the less obvious considered factors and that still count in choosing the methodology of choosing the design. These include the likes of expected traffic on the road. The amount of traffic expected should be due to extensive research and planning for the future (Irvine &. Maclennan 245). Methodologies used by the surveyor depended on the factors that have been depicted above, and in respect to their respective weight concerning the weight they carry in planning. The construction surveyor was sure to observe all the above factors in his design for Murfreesboro planning. (Trochim &. Donnelly 301).
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Irvine William &. Maclennan Finlay. Surveying for construction. London: McGraw-Hill Publishers, 2006. Print.