Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
Department of Architecture

Code Name Level Year Semester
ARC 311 Advanced Measuring Methods Undergraduate 3 Fall
Status Number of ECTS Credits Class Hours Per Week Total Hours Per Semester Language
Area Elective 5 2 + 2 135 English

Instructor Assistant Coordinator
Mirza Ponjavić, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Omar Kapetanovic Mirza Ponjavić, Assoc. Prof. Dr.
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This course aims to connect modern technologies and measuring methods in architecture.

Measuring method are necessary to develop every design project.
The methods of making a thorough measured and descriptive survey of a building by means of various techniques and instruments are given in a series of lectures. Practical exercises are carried out on the site.

  1. Introduction / Preparatory works
  2. Filed Work(intro)
  3. Filed Work
  4. Filed Work
  5. Field work
  6. Intro to total stations and theodolites / Drawing facades
  7. Total station operations / Drawing facades
  8. Practical work with total station
  9. Mid-term exam
  10. Leveling
  11. Distance Measurement
  12. Traverse Surveys and Computations
  13. Construction Applications: Municipal street construction surveys
  14. Construction Applications: Building construction surveys
  15. Construction Applications: Quantity and final surveys

  1. Introduction / Preparatory works
  2. Filed Work(intro)
  3. Filed Work
  4. Filed Work
  5. Filed Work
  6. Introduction of use of geo measuring data / Drawing facades
  7. In-class work/ Drawing facades
  8. Practical work with total station
  9. Mid-term exam

  1. Differential leveling
  2. Trigonometric leveling
  3. Measuring errors
  4. Prolonging a measurement over an obstacle
  5. Area of closed traverse by the coordinate method
  6. Assignment make-up term, finals prep-up

  • Practical Sessions
  • Assignments
  • Other:Attendance, activity and participation
Description (%)
Method Quantity Percentage (%)
Midterm Exam(s)130
Final Exam130
+Attendance, activity and participation115
Total: 100
Learning outcomes
  • Introduction to the techniques utilized in the cataloguing and survey of historical buildings, landscape and territory.
  • Learn work organization methods and information handling.
  • Obtain the competence to realize a measured survey with traditional measuring methods.
  • Develop work protocols of how to collect information via annotation, sketches, dimensions and photographs.
  • M.Ponjavic: Advanced Measuring Methods in Architecture – Collection and Processing of Spatial Data / Teaching Material, IBU, 2013
  • Barry F. Kavanagh: Surveying with Construction Applications, 7th Edition, Pearson, Prentice Hall, 2010
  • M. Ponjavic: Osnovi geoinformacija, GFS-Univerzitetski udžbenik, 2011

ECTS (Allocated based on student) WORKLOAD
Activities Quantity Duration (Hour) Total Work Load
Lecture (14 weeks x Lecture hours per week)14228
Laboratory / Practice (14 weeks x Laboratory/Practice hours per week)14228
Midterm Examination (1 week)122
Final Examination(1 week)122
Preparation for Midterm Examination12020
Preparation for Final Examination13535
Assignment / Homework/ Project5420
Seminar / Presentation 0
Total Workload: 135
ECTS Credit (Total workload/25): 5