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Introduction to Setting Out a Building

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Introduction for construction students on setting out a building from setting out to checking for square

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Introduction to Setting Out a Building

  1. 1. THE SITE IS CLEAREDTHE SITE IS CLEARED
  2. 2. MARKING OUT THE SITEMARKING OUT THE SITE Once the topsoil has been removed (and levels reduced if necessary), the foundation can be set-out by surveyors or engineers. The graphic on the left shows the foundation plan superimposed over the site. The line of the foundations can be highlighted using hydrated lime - here the trench centre line is being marked. On some sites you will find both sides of the trench marked. Digger buckets are available in various widths to suit specific trenches.
  3. 3. ESTABLISH AND TRANSFER SITE DATUMESTABLISH AND TRANSFER SITE DATUM Normally found on numerous public buildings, usually incised into walls. Ordnance Survey Bench Mark (O.B.M.) (T.B.M)
  4. 4. TRANSFERRING LEVELSTRANSFERRING LEVELS Always reverse straight edge and level together
  5. 5. SETTING OUTSETTING OUT
  6. 6. CHECKING FOR SQUARECHECKING FOR SQUARE
  7. 7. POSITION PROFILESPOSITION PROFILES Boning Rods Datum Temporary Bench Mark
  8. 8. POSITION CORNER PROFILESPOSITION CORNER PROFILES
  9. 9. CHECK THE DIAGONALSCHECK THE DIAGONALS
  10. 10. SETTING OUT WALLINGSETTING OUT WALLING
  11. 11. GAUGING THE BRICKWORKGAUGING THE BRICKWORK

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