Course Description :

This course will be offered in Spring 2023. Comprehensive analysis of land development projects from early-stage feasibility assessment through the development of construction plans and specifications. Various aspects of the land development industry including government policies and regulations, legal topics, engineering design, and construction practices. Course projects include site feasibility analysis, site planning and conceptual layout, ADA compliance, and the design of major infrastructure systems related to potable water, wastewater, and stormwater. Extensive use of automated drafting and design software.

Specific Course Objectives :
  • Investigate sources of applicable local, state, and federal codes and regulatory ordinances for site and subdivision development, and evaluate and apply those standards.
  • Complete a feasibility study for a land development project.
  • Investigate and analyze environmental considerations associated with land development projects.
  • Analyze and understand topographic maps and design a grading plan for a site development project.
  • Design major infrastructure systems for a site, including sanitary, storm, water, and roadway systems.
  • Compose a written report and an oral/visual presentation of the design project.
  • Research, design, evaluate, and critique various elements of a land development design project while working as a member of an integrated team.
  • Review and critique peer-reviewed journal literature on topics related to land development design.
Semester Offered :
Fall, Spring
Faculty :