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Video Conference

3-State Roundtable - Construction Survey and Grade Control

  • Apr 13, 2015 (2:00 - 5:00 pm CT; 1:00 - 4:00 pm MT)
    Video Conference (designated rooms at DOT sites)


Registration Deadline: Wednesday, April 1, 2015


This round-table presentation is intended to provide an overview of the construction based survey procedures in 3 states within TLN – MDT, NDDOT, and SDDOT.

Subject Matter Experts (SME’s) from each state will give an overview of the following topics: General brands and types of survey equipment used, types of survey software used in construction, use of professional land surveyors (in-house or outsourced), process for survey control, process and trends in construction staking, general procedures for transferring survey files to the contractor, overview of machine grade control and any special provisions covering the subject, transition from field results to as-built plans completion, specialized training available for field survey staff.


William Fogarty – Montana DOT
Derek Pfeifer – North Dakota DOT
Brad Norrid – South Dakota DOT

Target Audience

The target audience is primarily construction inspection staff, central office construction staff as well as survey staff within DOT’s and consulting firms.

More Info

The above resource and more can be accessed by visiting the TLN Learning Management System (LMS).

NDSU Dept 2880P.O. Box 6050Fargo, ND 58108-6050