ROUND-UP

1 Choose the right option.
1. Surveying is the science ............................................
a. of determining the distance between two points
b. of measuring the position of points, the distances and the angles between them
c. of drawing maps
d. that uses maps to measure the distances between two points

2. A total station is a theodolite ............................................
a. with a laser scanner
b. with a transit
c. mounted on an aircraft
d. with an electronic distance measurement device

3. Photogrammetric surveys ............................................
a. give information about the physical and social characteristics of land
b. do not need the use of aircraft
c. only use full-size aircraft
d. are never used for police surveillance

4. A cadastral map ............................................
a. illustrates the physical features of an area
b. shows the specific type of economic activities
c. is used as base for land valuation and taxation
d. is necessary for surveillance activities

5. The floor plan ............................................
a. shows the site of a house on the property
b. is a visual projection of the completed house
c. includes front, rear and side elevations
d. gives information about height and ceiling type

6. BIM is based on ........................................... technical drawings.
a. two-dimensional
b. three-dimensional
c. four-dimensional
d. five-dimensional

2 Answer the following questions.
1. When can as-built surveying be utilized? ........................................................................
2. Why is a laser scanner useful in architecture surveying? ........................................................................
3. What kind of equipment can be used for aerial photography? ........................................................................
4. What is the difference between a climatic map and a weather map? ........................................................................
5. What document must be obtained before opening the construction yard? ........................................................................
6. What is meant by ‘rendering’ in architectural designing? ........................................................................

3 PRODUCTION Describe the photo on the right using the words in the box.
angles • crane • distances • high-rise building • surveyors • topographic pole • electronic total station • under construction

4 GRAMMAR Complete the sentences with used to/would (1-2), future forms of the verb (3-4), passive voice (5-6). Use the verbs in brackets.
1. My grandfather, who was a surveyor, ........................................... (take) measurements with a transit.
2. When I had a little holiday home near the sea, I ........................................... (go) walking on the beach early in the morning.
3. After my high school degree, I ........................................... (apply) to university to study Engineering.
4. The National Conference of British Surveyors ........................................... (take place) in Brighton next week.
5. Aerial photography ........................................... (use) extensively in civilian applications such as natural disasters.
6. A Continental Europe’s Cadastre ........................................... (create) by Napoleon at the beginning of the 19th century.

5 TRANSLATION Translate the following sentences into English.
1. Quando ero uno studente all’università, andavo all’aperto per far pratica con gli strumenti topografici.

 


2. Il rilevamento topografico di quella parte di Mediterraneo aveva scoperto siti archeologici sottomarini.

 


3. I cartografi hanno intenzione di usare tutti i dati disponibili per creare mappe precise della costa.

 


4. Gli ingegneri responsabili del progetto stradale si incontreranno domani mattina.

 


5. Il comfort della nostra vita quotidiana è migliorato con le applicazioni di IoT.

 


6. L’amianto deve essere rimosso dal tetto di quella vecchia scuola perché molto pericoloso.

 

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