“Discipline is based on pride, on meticulous attention to details, and on mutual respect and confidence. Discipline must be a habit so ingrained that it is stronger than the excitement of the goal or the fear of failure.” — Gary Ryan Blair.
T H E N U M B E R C R U N CH E R S
Road construction is both a science and an art. It involves both mental agility and physical ability and above all requires a dedication to ge the job done right.
The man crunching the numbers and working the theodolite in the lower inserts above is not rushing his calculations and double checks his results regularly.
A theodolite is a precision instrument for measuring angles in the horizontal and vertical planes and is used mainly for surveying applications.
A modern theodolite consists of a movable telescope mounted within two perpendicular axes—the horizontal or trunnion axis, and the vertical axis.
When the telescope is pointed at a target object, the angle of each of these axes can be measured with great precision, typically to seconds of arc.
Watching road crews in action attracts crowds of both the young and the old. The young dream of one day working on a road crew while the more mature observer enjoys the hustle and bustle the work entails.