Course Description :

An introduction to the land development design process including site selection and feasibility, environmental considerations, utility layout, grading, stormwater management and integrating planning with the design of infrastructure to support residential and commercial development.

Specific Course Objectives :
  • Discuss the common physical, political, environmental and economic factors that drive land development.
  • Identify and apply local, state and federal regulations that steer the land development process.
  • Identify issues of sustainability as they relate to land development.
  • Design conceptual plans, roadway alignments, and a sanitary sewer conveyance system utilizing design standards, manuals, and local ordinances.
  • Interpret and construct topographic maps and design residential grading plans.
  • Apply the basic concepts of hydrology and the Rational Method.
Course Prerequisite :
C- or better in CEE 2814 and CEE 2824
Hours & Credits :
3H, 3C
Semester Offered :
Fall, Spring
Program Area :
Interdisciplinary Programs