In addition to their function in horizontal control,
batter boards are also used for vertical control. The
top edge of a batter board is placed at a specific
elevation. Elevations of features in the structure, such
as foundations and floors, can be located by
measuring downward or upward from the cords
stretched between the batter boards.
You should always make sure that you have
complete information as to exactly what lines and
elevations are indicated by the batter boards. You
should emphasize to your crewmembers that they
exercise extreme caution while working around batter
boards. If the boards are damaged or moved,
additional work will be required to replace them and
to relocate reference points.
RECOMMENDED READING LIST
Although the following reference was
current when this TRAMAN was published,
its continued currency cannot be assured.
You therefore need to ensure that you are
studying the latest revision.
Engineering Aid 3 & 2, Vol. 3, NAVEDTRA 10629-1,
Naval Education and Training Program
Management Support Activity, Pensacola, Fla.,