Doing an internet search for finding a freelance engineering role usually brings up lots of adverts for companies that say they can get you a job. They all say they know the key to success for your next freelance role. But do they?
Why do we need accurate measurement? Whenever we take a measurement, we want it to be as accurate as possible. We need the measurement to be right. But we know that any measurement that we take will have an error associated with it. If we do not have accurate measurements, then whatever we are building […]
Setting out on construction sites always involves either taking measurements or giving measurements from points or base lines. But whenever a measurement is taken or given for the purpose of setting out on a construction site it will be subject to errors. These errors may be negligible, or they might be significant. For the purpose […]
On this page I shall be detailing pieces of survey equipment accessories you need, but didn’t know about. All the items of equipment put on this page should make your working life easier. I shall be updating this page all the time with new products as I find them. Leica A4 Target Plate If you […]
Can a dumpy level really be used to measure distances? Yes, it can. And in this article I shall be detailing how this can be done. How to use a dumpy level to measure distance. A little-known trick that can be done with automatic (dumpy) levels is to measure distances. This is done by using […]
Total Stations are very accurate pieces of equipment that are very expensive. But they can be useless if they are affected by these 5 factors.
Laser Tape Measures have been around for a number of years now. They are becoming more common and are readily available in most DIY stores and online at very reasonable prices. They were once the preserve of professionals who were taking lots of measurements throughout the day. In this article I will be going through […]
Everyone would like to make their working life easier. This is one way to make the job of a site engineer easier.
4 Ways to ensure accuracy from your GPS Equipment, or more to the point, how to prevent poor accuracy from GPS Equipment.
Top 5 Ways to ensure that you always achieve high accuracy on levelling traverses.