hp48gx ftw.... one of our associates does side survey work and has his own equipment, he STILL uses an HP48gx with a ram card and tds survey gx card for data collection. we use a "Recon" with survey pro for data collection, once this one breaks/wears out we will have to upgrade to something new since they no longer make the recon.
btw the test agency has a list of what calculators you CAN bring to the test, all others are banned.
ncees calculators approved for the 2017 testing year:
the hp calculators have a program function and enough memory that you can install a shit ton of cogo equations into them...(or buy a calculator with them installed already for 450....)
- Casio: All fx-115 and fx-991 models (Any Casio calculator must have “fx-115” or “fx-991” in its model name.)
- Hewlett Packard: The HP 33s and HP 35s models, but no others
- Texas Instruments: All TI-30X and TI-36X models (Any Texas Instruments calculator must have “TI-30X” or “TI-36X” in its model name.)
So I have a dumb question for you guys. We are building a deck on my brother's house that is going to be steel structure and a concrete pan deck. It's 10 feet wide and runs the full length of the house and it's about 9 feet off the ground (house has a walk-out basement). The front of the deck is being held up by 5 vertical posts made from 4" drill stem and then a beam the full length of the house made from 4" x 8" by .250 square tubing. The back side is sitting on a piece of 4" angle iron that is bolted to the house. The house is made from insulated concrete forms so it's bolted right into the concrete wall.
This was designed by my cousin who is a civil engineer so I don't doubt that it's legit, but it just seems odd to me that it has this giant beam across the front and only a piece of angle iron in the back. Anybody want to take a shot at explaining why that is to me?