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Construction LayoutPE, PLS & RA

Jonathan Terry, P.L.S.

This is a soup-to-nuts, condensed course in Construction Layout. The land surveyor, party chief, engineer, construction manager, construction layout contractor, general contractor, developer, architect, and specification writer will find their understanding broadened and performance increased through this course, as it shares a thorough overview of the construction layout business. Summarized from decades of diverse experience come practical horse-sense tips, specific procedures, trade secrets, and thorough instruction of a complex specialty presented in a methodical yet casual way intended to make learning fun.

True stories and real-life experiences increase reader interest and promote retention of taught principles. The me-to-you approach simulates a live-seminar atmosphere and decreases the sense of distance-learning.

Topics covered include fee negotiation; contract issues and considerations; payment schedules; bidding secrets; liability exposure – real and imagined; record-keeping, documentation, work orders, proposal writing, personal relationships, business relationships, team functions, safety, ethics, establishment, and preservation of control points, layout techniques, documentation, pitfalls to avoid, checking and redundancy, equipment selection, care and adjustment, and more. At the end of this course, you’ll feel as if you’ve lived through a typical project start-to-finish, survived to tell about it, and are ready to tackle another.

This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of the course materials.

* If you are a registered professional land surveyor in Florida, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Tennessee, Texas or Vermont, you need to take the approved courses for that specific state under the course category "Surveying & Mapping".

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NY PE & PLS: You must choose courses that are technical in nature or related to matters of laws and ethics contributing to the health and welfare of the public. NY Board does not accept courses related to office management, risk management, leadership, marketing, accounting, financial planning, real estate, and basic CAD. Specific course topics that are on the borderline and are not acceptable by the NY Board have been noted under the course description on our website.