Rodman's Primer, 1960

(1960) Rodman's Primer, 1960. Transportation, Department of

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The purpose of this pamphlet is to acquaint a new employee with some of the activities and work of a survey party. A survey party usually consists of four men-instrumentman, note keeper and two rodmen. The chief of the party generally acts as the note keeper. The rodmen should be fairly agile, since they perform much of the legwork necessary in the work of surveying. A new rodman should learn early how to dress for outdoor work in keeping with the season, keeping in mind that sudden changes in the weather are common. At times overshoes or heavy boots may be necessary. A piece of lumberman's chalk (called keel) should always be carried by a rodman. This is used to mark the required information on stakes, turning points, etc. Since most new rodmen are assigned to construction survey parties, and most of the instructions will also be applicable to preliminary survey work, this pamphlet is being written with the construction rodman's duties in mind. The survey party on construction reruns survey lines, sets stakes establishing location and grade of structures and pavements, and takes cross sections necessary to measure the materials moved in the construction of a road. To accomplish these things efficiently, the newcomer should know something about the tools used and, since the members of the party are often too far apart to be heard, the signals employed to carry on the work.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: transportation, Rodman's primer
Subjects: Transportation
Transportation > Trucking and freight
Transportation > Research
ID Code: 49089
Deposited By: Margaret Barr
Deposited On: 14 May 2024 21:05
Last Modified: 14 May 2024 21:05