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Course Overview

Construction Layout - A Foundation for Success Part 2 (of 2) In this course, you'll continue building practical application on the foundational principles presented in Part 1.

In this section, you'll learn what to do after you've successfully completed your marketing effort and negotiated a contract.

It can’t be overstated: The construction world is different than the culture where design professionals live and breathe, turning out their inspirations. Becoming comfortable and familiar with the unique dynamics and sub-culture of the construction realm is prerequisite to a design professional’s or surveyor’s success through providing construction layout services.

Becoming truly attuned to your client’s needs gives you an edge over your competition. The advantage is huge!

Learning Objectives

Part 1 offered instruction in how to achieve a fundamental insight. This section teaches how to utilize tools and skills to meet that goal. Also, it relates ways to protect yourself from paying for the faults of others. It advises how to protect yourself from the simple lapses of memory that can cost you big bucks or even those occasional, less noble individuals who might want something for nothing – at your expense.

Topics Covered In Part 1 And Part 2 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!
Additional Materials

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

*Note* 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.

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