Synopsis of Topic
Why we’re covering it
To give you first hand experience in converting conceptual designs into actual grading and contstruction documents that can be put out to bid and an engineering contractor can read, interpret and build from for a real restoration project.
Gain direct experience applying knowledge as a watershed scientist to working on real-world aquatic ecosystem restoration and management problems (e.g. stream restoration, watershed management,wetland restoration) with practitioners.
Build a working understanding of the typical process through which restoration projects are designed, constructed, evaluated and adaptively managed.
Develop a working understanding of different aspects and approaches to restoration design and create two types of design and evaluate their ability to achieve project objectives. Articulate specific, testable design hypotheses for your own designs.
Data for Designs
In class, I showed you Section 320 out of Harris and Dines (1998). You may find it a helpful resource for a vareity of grading and site design tasks:
- Charles W. Harris & Nicholas T. Dines. 1998. Time-Saver Standards for Landscape Architecture 2nd Edition. McGraw Hill. 928 pp.
You may also find Strom & Nathan’s (2013) Site Engineering for Landscape Architects helpful.
- Matusik, J & Deible D. (2004) Chapter 24: Grading & Earthwork in Land Development Handbook. McGraw-Hill. pp 545-593.