CE-002 Basics of Site Work
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Basics of Site Work
This PDH online course is a part of the Civil course category. This course introduces you to the concepts of site surveys, including construction surveys, bench marks, datum, and mean sea level. You will learn about earthwork operations, including pioneering, grubbing, stripping, and drainage. You will get an introduction to permits that need to be coordinated with local agencies for construction projects, including utility interruption requests, excavation requests, and road closure requests.
This course also describes the common types of leveling instruments; including their principles, uses, procedures of establishing elevations, and techniques of laying out building lines.
You will learn about practices and measures to stabilize soil on construction sites, which can also help prevent slides and cave-ins at excavation sites.
This course is intended for use by civil and environmental engineers, land surveyors, construction professionals and others interested in learning about the site work basics.
At the end of this course you will be able to:
- Explain types of site surveys and their components, including construction surveys, bench marks, datum, and mean sea level
- Explain types of earthwork operations, including pioneering, grubbing, stripping, and drainage
- Describe types of leveling instruments and their uses
- Interpret readings from a leveling rod
- Determine elevations in the field to locate points at specified elevations
- Determine boundaries of building layout
- Determine classes of soils through soils testing
- Determine soil stabilization strategies