New Mexico Laborers Training and Apprenticeship Fund


Line and Grade

The Line and Grade program focuses on the skills, knowledge, and aptitude necessary to operate a variety of surveying instruments and record information for maintaining elevation and alignment control points on heavy and civil construction projects. DVDs available for this program include: Site Layout Instruments, The Transit, The Level, Measuring Linear Distances, Line and Grade: Hand Signals, and GPS Setup. Topics covered include:

  • Construction Referencing Systems
  • Construction Layout Instruments
  • Construction Layout Tools and Techniques
  • Layout Hand Signals and Field Books
  • Math for Line and Grade
  • Measuring Techniques and Elevation Control
  • Roadway Construction
  • Total Station
  • Global Position Systems (GPS)