Land Development Engineering 2

University of Otago

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Land Development Engineering 2

  • Host University

    University of Otago

  • Location

    Dunedin, New Zealand

  • Area of Study

    Environmental Engineering, Urban Studies and Planning

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    (SURV 102 or SURV 112 ) and MATH 160

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    An introduction to the design and layout of the engineering works needed in land development, including earthworks, culverts, roads, ancillary services and parking facilities.
    The geometric design part of the paper looks at the requirements of horizontal and vertical alignment of roads and the associated calculations. The paper then moves into the design of parking lots, earthwork design and volume calculations of the associated earthworks and how culverts are used in roading and earthworks. The engineering drawing portion of the paper provides an understanding of the underlying principles associated with roading and earthworks and leads into the introduction to CAD drawings.

    Learning Outcomes
    By the completion of this course, students should:
    -Be able to undertake the geometric design of roads
    -Be able to understand the design of intersections at grade, urban streets and ancillary roading services
    -Be able to design on-street and off-street parking layouts
    -Have an understanding of the basic civil engineering drawings for road construction and earthworks
    -Have been introduced to earthworks in construction
    -Have an understanding of trenching and pipelines and the structural aspects of pipelines
    -Be able to understand the selection and use of appropriate culvert types
    -Be introduced to the use of computer drawing packages for designing urban roads and intersections and for providing set-out information

    Course Structure
    The course is structured into three main areas:
    -Roading ? horizontal and vertical alignment, design form, location of roads, road capacity, intersections at grade, urban streets, on-street and off-street parking, parking layouts and ancillary road services
    -Earthworks ? earthworks in construction; earthworks quantities; earthworks plants, including selection; costs and payment for use; trenching and pipelines; structural aspects of pipelines, culverts and batters
    -Engineering drawings ? basic engineering drawing required for road construction and general earthworks. Students are introduced to a typical computer software package used to design urban roads and intersections and to provide set-out information

    Text books are not required for this course.

    Surveying for Engineers by Uren and Price is a good reference text for this course.

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