SECTION 120 ENGINEERING EQUIPMENT
120.01 General. Construction Division.
Engineering Equipment is assigned to the Districts by The District is responsible for further assignment of
the the the
District to meet needs as construction loads vary.
All instruments needing major repairs,
cleaning, or adjusting shall be brought to the case of damage, a memo fully describing the In all such transfers, a Form 118 is required.
Construction Office in Little accident or other cause shall
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responsibility for all engineering equipment issued to the RE office. When accepting responsibility for an instrument, whether new or old, the Resident Engineer shall inspect it carefully to assure that it is in good condition and complete when received. When returning an instrument, all missing or damaged parts should be reported. When the loss or damage of equipment in the Resident Engineer’s care is caused by negligence or carelessness, the Resident Engineer may be required to pay for repair or replacement of
120.03 Inventory. A physical inventory of all items listed on a consigned list of Engineering Equipment shall be taken as requested by the District Office. Generally, the inventory is required as of June 30 of each year. This list should note any discrepancies, be signed by the Resident Engineer, and one copy returned to the District Office. A copy of the completed form should be kept in the Resident's file for a period of one (1) year,
and then destroyed.
120.04 Surveying Equipment
. (a) Care of Transits and Levels. Never grasp
or hold an instrument by the telescope. Hold with both hands around the leveling head. If the case opens from the top, the instrument should be lifted out by grasping the top of each standard and not by grasping the telescope.
Transits and levels, when not in use, should be kept in their boxes so as to exclude dust and thus preserve the condition of the instruments.
Never leave an instrument alone when it is set up in the roadway, or in any other location where it may be disturbed.
No one shall be permitted to handle instruments except employees familiar with
their care and use.
All instruments issued to the Resident
Engineers should be in proper adjustment when received. They should, however, be checked for accuracy and necessary adjustments made at regular intervals. Adjustments should be made only by the Resident Engineer or a qualified member of the party who has been authorized by the Resident Engineer to perform such work. All adjustments
should be made carefully and strictly in accordance
methods prescribed in the