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Landscape Institute: Site Engineering I


Site engineering is an art and a science, both functional and aesthetic. This course introduces students to theprinciples and fundamental concepts of landform design and site grading. Students will learn to manipulate contours and direct water flow, as it is applied to landform design and supporting the proposed project activity. Specific topics will include grading principles for terraces and patios, pedestrian and vehicular circulation systems, and athletic fields. Additional topics include construction industry standards for the design of drain inlets, catch basins and manholes, leaching basins, the collection and retention of storm water, and ADA (American with Disability Act) design guidelines. Students will engage site engineering skills through presentations; field trips; weekly exercises and model making.

Credits 3 Credits
Prerequisites * None.
Co-Requisites None.
Fall, Spring, Summer


* Prerequisites listed are for onsite degree programs only.  For questions regarding prerequisites for Professional & Continuing Education, The Sustainable Design Institute or The Landscape Institute please call the office at 617-585-0101 or email pce@the-bac.edu. For questions regarding prerequisites for the Distance track Master of Architecture please call 617-585-0390 or email dmarch@the-bac.edu. If you are looking at the course page of a 4000 series course, the prerequisites listed on the page do apply to you.

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