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EGR 111 - Route Surveying

Credits: 4
3 Lecture Hours 2 Lab Hours

Prerequisites: EGR 110  

This course covers the principal topics of highway surveying including profiles, horizontal and vertical curves, mass diagrams+ and street layout. Emphasis is on the study of the geometry and field stake-out techniques of circular curves, spiral curves, compound curves, reverse curves, equal-tangent vertical curves, and unequal-tangent vertical curves, horizontal and vertical alignment design, earthwork quantities and mass diagrams. The student will perform both field and lab work to gather information about a general route to select one or more tentative general routes of a roadway and mark the final location.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Solve various problems related to principles, design and application of vertical and horizontal curves.
  2. Calculate and interpret grades for roads or streets from design information.
  3. Calculate and interpret grades, cuts and fills and positions for placement of slope stakes.
  4. Describe route and layout methods.
  5. Read survey maps.
  6. Apply survey notes, calculations, and data to solve problems that relate to the completion of route related surveys.
  7. Create a route survey map from a set of survey notes, calculations, and data.
Listed Topics
  1. Transportations Systems- Highways
  2. Reconnaissance and Planning
  3. Design
  4. Right-of-Way Acquisition
  5. Construction
  6. Stationing
  7. Offset Distance
  8. Profile Grades (Slope Percentage)
  9. Cross Sections
  10. Slope Staking
  11. Route Surveys by Ground and Aerial Methods
  12. Reverse and Parabolic Curves
  13. Horizontal and Vertical Curves
  14. Spiral Curves and Highway Safety
  15. Super-Elevations and Widenings
  16. Earthwork Calculations
  17. Application of Drainage Surveys
Reference Materials
Instructor approved textbook.
Approved By: Johnson, Alex Date Approved: 11/16/2009

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