Certificate in Surveying and Levelling in Storm Water Drainage Works

Event code: 80030



With the raised design standards for flood protection, private and public developers in Singapore must now build drains that meet the updated standards. At the same time, existing drains have to be upgraded to meet the new drainage design standards. Accurate surveying and levelling is critical prior to construction to ensure a smooth flow of water and will equip relevant construction personnels with technical knowledge and skills in this area.


This course aims to develop the knowledge and skills of participants pertaining to surveying and levelling in storm water drainage works. At the end of the course, participants will acquire the knowledge and experience to:
i. Use various types of levelling equipment
ii. Interpret survey and topographical plans
iii. Plan, organise, and carry out work safely
iv. Perform, check and supervise levelling and angle measurement for drainage construction
vi. Log and compute surveying data

On top of lectures, there will also be practical sessions to guide participants through.


(A) Introduction
• Surveying and Levelling
• Types of Equipment for Levelling and Surveying
(B) Levelling
• Principle and Basic Concept of Levelling
• Procedures in Levelling
• Booking of Level Observations
• Methods of Level Reduction
• Errors in Levelling
• Adjustment of Level Misclose
• Application of Levelling
• Profile Levelling for Drainage Construction
• Plotting Profile Alignment
• Calculating Levels and Gradients
(C) Angle Measurements
• Principle of Angle Measurement
• Horizontal Control Survey – Traversing
• Radial Method Measurements using Total Station
(D) Practical Sessions


Mr Thong Sai Soh has more than 40 years of teaching and training in civil, building and architecture diploma course students in land surveying. He has also conducted short courses in surveying.


This course comprises a written assessment and an individual practical assessment. Participants who achieve a minimum class attendance of 75% and passed all the assessments, (written and practical) will be issued with a Certificate of Successful Completion.


Foremen and other related construction personnel who are keen to pick up skills in surveying and levelling for storm water drainage works.


3rd Run: To be advised
(Written assessment will be conducted on the last day)
Duration: 3 days
Time: 8.30am to 6.00pm
Venue: BCA Academy
Fee (incl of GST): S$850.00
Refreshments will be provided. 

In keeping with our green and sustainable practices, course notes will be available in e-format.


IES-ACES: Pending


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  10. Request for withdrawal must be made in writing. Requests are subject to approval by BCA and administration fee: Written request for withdrawal that reaches BCA - At least 2 weeks before the course commencement date: 10% of course fee is payable. - Less than 2 weeks but more than 3 working days before the course commencement date: 25% of course fee is payable. - 3 working days or less before the course commencement date: full course fee is payable.
  11. No Replacement is allowed for funded participants.
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