In this course we will cover three main points: Grading and site design are 2 highly related and dependent processes. It is important to have a clear understanding of the form of the desired final product. A change in grade must be purposeful, whether for functional or aesthetic reasons, and not arbitrary. We will cover the role of site engineering in the aesthetic, perceptual, spatial, and environmental considerations of a design. We will examine the categories of aesthetics: geomorphic, architectonic, sculptural, and naturalistic. We'll explain the uses of four types of perception. You will also get methods and practices associated with developing the layout plan.
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At the end of this course, you will be able to:
Discuss the opportunities for site engineering to play a role in the aesthetic, perceptual, spatial, and environmental considerations of a design.
Identify the four categories of aesthetics: geomorphic, architectonic, sculptural, and naturalistic.
Explain the uses for the four types of perception: slope, elevation change, convex and concave slopes, and enhancement.
Describe the methods and practices associated with developing the layout plan, including site layout and dimensioning.
Jake Woland, ASLA