Course code BūvZ6046

Credit points 3

Geodetic Works in Civil Engineering

Total Hours in Course81

Number of hours for lectures18

Number of hours for seminars and practical classes6

Independent study hours57

Date of course confirmation16.02.2022

Responsible UnitInstitute of Land Management and Geodesy

Course developer

author Zemes pārvaldības un ģeodēzijas institūts

Gunārs Silabriedis

Dr. sc. ing.

Prior knowledge

BūvZ6045, Geodetic Support System I

Course abstract

The aim of the course is to familiarize students with the significance and organization of the geodetic reference system in the construction and operation process.
Students learn engineering geodetic research of construction sites and tracks, for the design of various engineering structures, about the methodology of designing a construction project. Long - term measurements of deformations.
Knowledge of high-precision measurements of project design and construction procedures is gained, using both classical and special tools and devices; as well as to perform executive measurements and compile their documentation.

Learning outcomes and their assessment

Knows the types of geodetic networks, their construction methods taking into account the intended network tasks, accuracy characteristics and the nature of the terrain. Knows and evaluates the factors influencing geodetic measurements. – exam
Is able to apply knowledge of geodetic survey of various engineering structures, their project designation in the area and geodetic supervision of construction. - practical works

Is able to apply the acquired knowledge to the development of a geodetic control system, substantiating the necessary use of resources and finances. – practical works

Course Content(Calendar)

1. Content and general rules of geodetic works in construction. (1h)
2. Technical task of geodetic works. (1h)
3. Organization of geodetic works on construction sites. (1h)
4. Geodetic measuring tools and methods to be used on construction sites. (1h)
5. Accuracy of geodetic measurements in construction. (1h)
6. Tasks and content of geodetic and topographic research in construction. (1h)
7. Substantiation of topographic surveying in construction. (2h)
8. Elements to be represented in the topographic plan. (1h)
9. Demarcation of a construction project in the area. (1h)
10. General principles of design and required accuracy. (1h)
11. Geodetic substantiation for defining project elements. (1h)
12. Squeezing methods in construction. (1h)
13. Determining and securing the main axes of the structure. (2h)
14. Geodetic works in the construction process. (1h)
15. Marking of height marks on mounting horizons. Preparation of executive documentation. (1h)
16. Expansion of deformation measurements. (1h)

Practical work (6h)

1. Drawing up a plan for geodetic works in construction (6h)

Requirements for awarding credit points

The exam consists of:
• oral exam on the theoretical part;
• practical work is included;

• independent works have been developed.

Description of the organization and tasks of students’ independent work

Students have to do two homework independently, following the requirements defined in the lectures

Criteria for Evaluating Learning Outcomes

The assessment of the exam depends on the cumulative assessment of the semester, the percentage distribution of which is as follows:
• oral exam - 40%
• Practical work - 40%

• Independent work - 20%.

Compulsory reading

1. Bikše J. Augstākā ģeodēzija. Mācību līdzeklis., Rīga:, RTU, 2007. Pieejams:
2. Žagars J., Zvirgzds J., Kaminskis J. Globālās navigācijas satelītu sistēmas (GNSS). Ventspils: Ventspils Augstskola, 2014:, 231 lpp.
3. I, II un III klases nivelēšanas instrukcija VZD 2001.

Further reading

LR un EU normatīvie regulējumi saistībā par ģeodēzisko sistēmu uzturēšanu un kalibrāciju.

Periodicals and other sources


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