Introduction to Civil Engineering for Horizontal Infrastructure

C&EE X 490.1

Learn the planning, design, construction, and project/construction management of horizontal infrastructure.

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What you can learn.

  • Learn about site conditions and constraints of an existing site and how those conditions and constraints affect the design and construction of horizontal infrastructure
  • Define the scope of work for field surveys used for project planning and design
  • Calculate population growth predictions necessary for infrastructure planning and design
  • Perform basic drainage calculations required for storm drain system design
  • Perform earthwork quantity takeoff for roadway/highway alignment
  • Measure material quantities and prepare an engineer’s estimate for a specific project site

About this course:

An overview of the planning, design, construction, and project/construction management of horizontal infrastructure. Infrastructure considered with this course are roadways/highways, earthwork, domestic water distribution systems, sewer collection systems, and storm drain collection systems. The course and coursework will follow a project from concept to completion. Topics include site considerations and evaluation, project planning, infrastructure design, construction and site safety, and project closeout.

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