What is Monument?
Definition of Monument in Construction
Refers to a permanent pedestal, granite post, or other entity, permanently installed in the ground to illustrate a surveying elevation or position on a site.
The monument is established to allow all parties on the jobsite to have a constant, unchanging point ,of established data, to identify the location of the project, as well as the elevations on the project. The establishment of monuments on the project are normally performed by licensed surveyors that are legally, and formally trained. This training allows them to provide the correct information on the project off of the contract documents. This information is extremely sensitive to the success of the project ,and becomes a matter of record, for the entire design team and contractors involved with the project.