Research Activity and Needs in Engineering Surveying

by Gunther Greulich, (M.ASCE), Pres.; Boston Survey Consultants, Inc., Boston, Mass.,

Serial Information: Journal of the Surveying and Mapping Division, 1975, Vol. 101, Issue 1, Pg. 65-72

Document Type: Journal Paper


Engineering surveying is a basic, yet most vital, element of civil engineering design and construction. Recent concern for conservation has spurred an accelerated research activity in this field. International standards for tolerances in construction layout are being developed. The American civil engineer must become more aware of them and should participate in their determination. The proposed SI system requires the special attention of ASCE members in surveying. Continued growth and population explosion will force the survey engineer to find more efficient methods in data acquisition, monitoring of construction and measurements of existing old structures. Engineering surveying can be a challenging field for those with ability and imagination.

Subject Headings: Geomatic surveys | Surveys (non-geomatic) | Construction methods | Building codes | Population projection | Explosions | Surveying methods | Data collection

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