Oct 22, 2021
BASF 332 - Transportation System Design
Admission to the BAS-FRM program or instructor permission.
This is an intermediate level class for foresters and resource managers in issues and responsibilities relating to transportation systems. Students will study road types, standards, and design procedures. These include understanding of basic soil engineering, route surveying, reconnaissance, and office design programs. Specialized topics will include drainage structures design and installation, erosion control techniques and methods, and material stockpiles. Administrative activities covered in the class include road costing, rules, regulations, permits, and road maintenance plans. Field labs will involve practical applications of the topics covered along with the understanding and practice of associated permitting processes. This class is not intended to replace the need for engineered design or structures when appropriate.
Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
- Distinguish differences in road types in relation to expected standards and design procedures
- Identify how soil properties and parent material have impact on road quality and construction
- Participate in road location reconnaissance, basic route surveying and use of office design programs
- Design basic water drainage structures to meet industry and regulatory standards
- Conduct proper erosion control practices to mitigate potential sediment sources and stabilize new road prisms
- Assess and inventory material stockpiles for road construction and maintenance activities
- Compute and analyze road costing of various road type designs and structures
- Prepare proper paperwork to meet the permit requirements for the appropriate regulatory agencies
BAS-FRM degree course
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