Grading and Drainage

ARCH X 472.12A

Using graphic conventions and calculations, grading and drainage techniques used in every landscape architecture project are applied to grade a complex site while considering public health, safety, and welfare.

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Fall
Hybrid
Starting at $980.00
As few as 12 weeks
4.0

What you can learn.

  • Understand contour signatures ­and the ability to utilize them in grading design through the manipulation of contour lines
  • Use the three basic grading formulas to calculate grade, length, and vertical difference in elevation
  • Use the cross slope formula to design plane surfaces to a specific cross slope
  • Design drainage systems
  • Understand and apply stormwater management design concepts, including the design of retention and detention basins and erosion control
  • Use cut and fill calculations using common methods of determining soil volumes

About this course:

This course covers the basic grading and drainage techniques used in every landscape architecture project. Students learn the skills necessary to grade a site of moderate complexity while considering public health, safety, and welfare. Instruction covers contour signatures and contour manipulation by cutting and/or filling and stormwater management techniques including low-impact design, bioretention, and detention and retention areas. Basic grading formulas and cut and fill calculations are presented. The course also introduces landform grading and erosion control together with road and path layout and alignment for pedestrian and vehicular circulation.
Prerequisites
ARCH X 472.4D Design Graphics I: Drafting and Drawing of the Built Environment, ARCH X 471.1B Landscape Design 2: Site Design Basics, ARCH X 493.992 AutoCAD 1 - or equivalent as determined by the program office.

Fall 2024 Schedule

Date & Time
Details
Format
 
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Sunday, Monday, Saturday
Future Offering (Opens July 29, 2024 12:00:00 AM)
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Instructor: Robert Collings
398953
Fee:
$980.00
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Location: UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood , Remote Classroom , Field Trip
Notes

Attendance at in-person meetings is mandatory per the LATC credentialing of this program.
No meetings on Oct. 20; Nov. 2
October 20 class meeting location: Phil and Nell Soto Park, Pomona. Attendance required. Internet access required. Materials Required.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after September 29, 2024
Course Requirements
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Lecture
Mon Sep 23, 2024
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Lecture
Mon Sep 30, 2024
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Lecture
Mon Oct 14, 2024
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Off-Site
Sun Oct 20, 2024
9:00AM PT - 12:00PM PT
Field Trip
Lecture
Mon Oct 21, 2024
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Lecture
Mon Oct 28, 2024
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Lecture
Sat Nov 2, 2024
9:00AM PT - 12:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 204CD
Lecture
Mon Nov 18, 2024
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Lecture
Mon Nov 25, 2024
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Lecture
Mon Dec 2, 2024
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Lecture
Mon Dec 9, 2024
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Lecture
Sat Dec 14, 2024
9:00AM PT - 12:00PM PT
Remote Classroom

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