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Principles of Hydrology and Drainage


This course is the second grading technology course that presents students with a deeper exploration and understanding of the relationship between earthwork and grading interventions, and the direct implications to site design and drainage systems. Students gain knowledge of soil composition as both growing organic matter and structural medium for construction. Storm water management, hydrology, erosion control, and sediment control are studied. Natural and hardscape site design problems expose students through gross and fine grading exercises, with various impervious and pervious surfaces, slopes, loads, and runoff calculations. Emerging sustainability practices and philosophies relevant to the manipulation and development of constructed sites are examined and discussed.

Credits 3 Credits
Prerequisites * TM302
Co-Requisites None.
Fulfills BLA: Required, MLA: Required


* 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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