Course description

An understanding of the terms used by the Civil Engineer enables the Surveyor to understand the mind of the Civil Engineer, which is vital in any proposal. The Engineer should not have to translate what he/she requires into survey terminology as this would still lead to misunderstandings between the two. The Surveyor should understand civil engineering projects and the terminology used. The Surveyor should also be able to understand the lay view of proposed Civil Engineering projects, and what lies behind such views.


  • The purpose of this course is to familiarise the students with the parlance used by the Civil Engineer and act on it.
  • The Surveyor should be able to gain an understanding of the 6iEws of the people inhaBiting the area in proximity To the site.
  • The Surveyor should be able to gather helpful information from the local people.
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CES1208 Local Knowledge, Design Criteria DOC PDF PS