SPR 2013 Prime KTC: Development of Land Surveyor Training

Grants and Contracts Details


The objectives of this project are as follows: 1. Review the current field survey methods used by engineering technicians/survey technicians/surveyors within KYTC. 2. Meet with KYTC quality, design, and survey staff (up to 3 meetings total) to determine unmet needs/problems to be addressed with field surveys. 3. Develop a hands-on 2-day training course for deployment in each district. 4. Provide individual feedback in the training course as a scored sample project. 5. Develop a one page/brochure guidance tool to be used in the field. As surveying equipment and technologies have changed, the necessary survey staff skills have changed as well. Recently new R-6 Trimble GPS equipment has been deployed to each district. Due to the small number of capable survey trainers in KYTC, only basic equipment functions are being used. Many of the survey and engineering technicians do not have formal training for survey equipment or methods. A need has been identified by the highway design and surveying leadership for survey training of district staff. This project will conduct a thorough review of survey training needs and create a training curriculum tailored to those needs. It is envisioned that the course(s) will provide an overview of how survey fits into the project development process and review equipment and procedures in a classroom setting as well as field exercises.
Effective start/end date7/1/126/30/13


  • KY Transportation Cabinet


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