Basic Surveying


Apr 08, 2014 - Apr 09, 2014


Sandhill REC, Lakehouse

900 Clemson Rd.

Columbia, SC

Basic Surveying

April 8, 2014 – Location is Full
Sandhill REC, Lakehouse
900 Clemson Rd.
Columbia, SC

April 9, 2014
Clemson Outdoor Lab
415 Charlie White Trail
Pendleton, SC 29670

Course Description:
In this workshop you will perform basic surveying techniques using the hand level, rule (tape), and level rod. You will also learn to record field measurement notes and use the notes to make simple calculations. This workshop will benefit state and local officials, road department and construction employees, foremen, supervisors, and others who are interested in learning simple applied surveying methods. Experienced individuals are welcome to attend the course; however, the workshop is geared for those with limited or no surveying experience.

Speaker Bio:
Huley Shumpert has a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from the University of South Carolina and is a registered Professional Land Surveyor as well as a Professional Engineer. He was born and raised on a farm in Pelion, South Carolina with four sisters.

He worked as a Land Surveyor for a number of years before joining the Lexington County Public Works Department where he was a staff engineer and later became County Engineer.

Huley joined the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) in 1986 working in Richland County as an Assistant Resident Maintenance Engineer. He also worked in the district engineering office with SCDOT before moving to the state maintenance office in 1992. His final position with SCDOT was the State Maintenance Engineer and he retired from that position in 2007.

He lives in Pelion with his wife, Brenda, enjoying many hobbies such as working in the yard, raising goats, photography, and traveling.

He has two grown daughters and two grandchildren.

Who Should Attend:
Experienced individuals are welcome; however, the focus is toward those with limited or no surveying experience including engineers, supervisors, managers, state and local officials, road department personnel, and others who are interested in learning simple surveying methods.

8:00 – 8:30Registration
8:30 – 8:40Welcome and Introduction
8:40 – 11:30Measuring Horizontal Distances
Elevations and Leveling
Grade Stakes
Slopes and Grades
11:30 – 12:30Lunch (provided)
12:30 – 4:00Field Exercises
Final Summary

Registration Fee:
The registration fee for the workshop is $125.00 per person. All South Carolina city, county, or state employees receive a LTAP scholarship registration fee of $35.00. The fee includes course materials, break refreshments, and the noon luncheon.

Advance registration is encouraged so that an accurate estimate of the number of workshop participants can be obtained. This is a hands-on workshop so space is limited. Only 36 slots available in this class!  Workshops with low advance registration will be subject to cancellation.

Registration Closed