Buildings, houses, parking lots and garages - private and commercial structures were once natural, blank slates that were planned, designed, and molded into what they are today. This 4-hour interactive online course covers all aspects in the design and planning of sites. Based on the Department of the Army's Technical Manual, Site Planning and Design, several areas are covered including site reconnaissance, the placement of utilities, grading the site, placement of buildings, and sight distance. This course provides the knowledge to design an efficient and economical site that works in harmony with the natural conditions of the area.
Health, Safety and Welfare
At the end of this course, you will have a better understanding of the following material:
•How to determine the climate of a particular region
•The most efficient locations for buildings on a site
•Which surface conditions affect sites
•The purposes of vegetation
•How to recognize erosion control
•Requirements for buffer zones
•Standard desirable slopes
•How to control surface runoff
Vincent Reynolds, P.E.