Total Station Training Course 901043 €295.00


Who should attend?

If you work on a construction site in any capacity that involves setting out or surveying for new buildings you should know how to use a total station.  This course will cover all you need to know to get started using a 2-man or 1-man robotic instrument.


Hitechniques Ltd.

U17 Block Q, Grants Rd.

Greenogue Bus. Pk.


Co. Dublin D24 N252



Saturday 11th Nov. 2017

TIME: 9:00 - 5:00

The Instructor

Philip Hanrahan B.E., B.A., M.I.E.I,   has 35 years of experience in surveying instrument handling:

6 years as a site engineer on civil construction projects, including roads, sewerage schemes, housing developments, industrial buildings.

27 years demonstrating and training users in surveying instruments

2 years lecturer in Engineering Surveying, Trinity College Dublin, including design of the Engineering Surveying module in the Civil Engineering degree course.and approval by Engineers Ireland


What you will learn:

How to quickly set up the total station

How to station and orient to a direction and backsight point

Resection/free stationing from known points

Setting out lines and levels for buildings, kerbs, manholes, gullies

Offsetting lines for setting out


Preparing a drawing for uploading to the total station

Uploading drawings and points

Sorting problems with uploading and connecting to the total station


Surveying lines and features

Prisms and reflectorless surveying

Prism constants and offsets


Basic checks on your total station

Ensuring your survey is correct

Co-ordinates systems

Using OSI Planning Packs - Digital & Paper

Adding Contours

Calculating Areas & Volumes

Quality control


9:00 – 9:15          Introduction

9:15 – 11:00        Outdoor surveying – carry out survey of surrounding area

11:00 – 11:15      T-Break

11:15 – 11:30      Downloading the survey, Areas, Volumes, Contours

11:30 – 13:00      Preparing an Autocad drawing for setting out

13:00 – 2:00        Lunch

2:00 – 2:30          Uploading a setting out drawing

2:30 – 3:30          Setting out – set out points in the surrounding area, Freestationing

3:30 - 4:30          Using the OSI planning pack. Prisms & Prism offsets

4:30 – 5:00          Q & A 

Class size

Class size is limited to 9 people


Hitechniques Ltd., U17 Block Q, Grants Rd., Greenogue Bus. Pk., Rathcoole, Co. Dublin
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