|PDH Online Course Description
Learning Units (Hours)
Jonathan Terry, P.L.S.
Construction Layout is a specialized branch of the engineering/surveying profession's scope of services that's particularly trouble-prone. Horror stories abound: back-charges for items staked in error; urgent requests for layout that wreck your firm's scheduling; client dissatisfaction; the requirement for highly skilled, experienced personnel; challenging geometric computations from unfamiliar plans…
Summarized from decades of diverse experience come practical horse-sense tips, specific procedures, and helpful instruction on how to navigate the maze of policies, procedures, relationships, proposals, contract negotiations and actual performance of this service – a professional activity with the potential to generate financial prosperity or catastrophic losses.
True stories relating the instructor’s real-life experiences (some quite humbling) increase retention of the material presented. Topics available for presentation and discussion include: establishing and preserving necessary control points; layout techniques; required documentation, checking, and redundancy; selection, care and adjustment of equipment; report and sketch requirements; contract issues and considerations; payment schedules; bidding techniques; essential record keeping and CYA strategies; proposal writing, design/build team functions, safety, ethics, and more.
This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of course materials.
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.