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By Barbara Colley

The greatest consultant of Land improvement pros. this is often theessential e-book for civil engineers in land improvement and a important advisor for ALL land improvement pros. The newly up-to-date and accelerated useful guide of Land improvement will give you: what you must learn about land improvement engineering; step by step directions for designing grading plans; streets, roads, and highways; parking plenty; sanitary sewers and hurricane drains; whole directions for civil engineering layout from feasibility reviews to building coordination; guidance for getting ready fee and rate estimates; checklists for plans, requisites, and estimates; an figuring out of the effect of alternative execs and the general public in land improvement; information for coordinating with different land improvement pros.

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The use of a coordinate system also facilitates location and plotting of property corners and other survey points with accuracy and precision. The reference point is at the point of the 90° intersection of a north-south axis with an east-west axis. The north-south axis can be true north, magnetic north, or an assumed north. The point can be given coordinates based on another coordinate system to which ties are made, or it can be given assumed coordinates that are convenient to the task. In Fig.

Locating Land Before construction can begin, a clear and exact location of the property or right-of-way boundary must be established. The deed is the legal description of the property. Its interpretation should be made by a qualified professional (licensed) land surveyor (PLS) from a field survey. However, the deed alone is not sufficient for determining the legal property holdings. A title report is required. Title reports Title reports are documents prepared by title insurance companies, which ensure the legal ownership of property.

The computer information can be backed up to tape through manual or automatic programs. Two copies should be made and one copy stored at a different location such as in a safety deposit box. Computer-aided design and drafting The use of CADD software is now being required by many public agencies. Plans prepared on electronic media facilitate storage. New projects prepared this way can also be integrated directly with GIS. 42 Chapter Two Information can be taken directly from conventional, aerial, or GPS surveys, digitized, and made available to the design engineer and surveyor in an electronic format.

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