MED643 - Municipal Environmental Design

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Subject Title
Municipal Environmental Design

Subject Description
This project based course integrates various concepts and techniques from preceding courses to complete the detailed design of municipal servicing and grading for a residential subdivision.  Students will undertake typical layout and design of storm and sanitary sewers, and water main layout, road profile design and lot grading. In addition to the detailed design, a grading plan and plan & profile will be prepared to final drafting production standard. The design is finally examined for quantity take-off, cost estimating and construction scheduling.

Credit Status
One subject credit in the Civil Engineering Technology program.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  1. Apply Municipal and Regional Engineering Standards for servicing and grading design;
  2. Design proposed centre line road profile and lot grading;
  3. Create drainage area plans for sanitary and storm sewer design;
  4. Design storm, sanitary and water main pipes within a municipal setting;
  5. Estimate quantities and project costs for a given residential subdivision;
  6. Relate various design tasks in accordance with professional standards;
  7. Prepare final engineering plans in accordance with professional standards.

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

Execute mathematical operations accurately.

Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
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