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Survey Camp: Setting Out Future Surveyors

3rd July 2017

A group of 70 first year students from Queen’s University, Belfast, recently gained a valuable insight into the world of surveying through taking part in a week-long Survey Camp.

Farrans Surveyor, David Adams, who has a wealth of surveying experience across the UK coordinated the event and shared his experience with the enthusiastic group of students. 

The students received a presentation on the use of equipment for surveying and setting out on site and learned about the practice of using total stations and carrying out levelling exercises at the camp in Ballintoy, County Antrim.

David Adams was delighted to engage with the young students and highlighted the importance of surveying as a component within the construction process.

“We have been involved with the university for many years and it was an excellent opportunity for the students to gain an understanding of how surveying and setting out is a crucial element in the everyday operations of an engineer,” David said.

“Having set up the practical element of the week long survey camp at Ballintoy, giving the students a presentation and then offering them some knowledge and advice on the role of a site engineer, we wanted to demonstrate that both the planning processes and the practical execution on site are key to the successful completion of any job.” 

David is pictured alongside some of the students who took part in the week-long survey camp in County Antrim.