Course Content and Outcome Guide for CMET 214

Date:
30-MAY-2007
Posted by:
Curriculum Office
Course Number:
CMET 214
Course Title:
Route Surveying
Credit Hours:
3
Lecture hours:
10
Lecture/Lab hours:
20
Lab hours:
30
Special Fee:
\$18

Course Description

Presents techniques for preliminary, location and construction surveys related roads and pipelines. Includes elements of horizontal and vertical location, including circular, spiral and parabolic curves. Draw plans, profiles and cross sections and use electronic total stations. Prerequisite: CMET 132.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will have
satisfactorily accomplished the goals and objectives listed in this
course content guide.  Course content guides are developed by college-
wide Subject Area Curriculum Committees and approved by management.      Instructional Goal:

To become familiar with the various phases of route design for roadways
and sewers/drains, conduct route surveys, and design roadways.

Objectives:

1.0 ROUTE DESIGN

1.1.0  Describe the phases of route surveying operations.
1.1.1 Reconnaissance Surveys.
1.1.2 Preliminary Surveys.
1.1.3 Location Surveys.

2.0  CURVE FUNDAMENTALS

Instructional Goal:
To understand the fundamentals of horizontal and vertical curve design.

Objectives:

2.1.0  List and define the components of a horizontal curve.
2.1.1  Points of curvature, intersection, tangency.
2.1.2  Radius, degree of curvature, length, tangent, deflection angle.
2.1.3  Curve stationing.

2.2.0  Design horizontal curves for layout under various conditions.
2.2.1  From point of curvature.
2.2.2  From successive points on curve.
2.2.3  From tangents.

2.3.0  Design horizontal curves for special conditions.
2.3.1  To pass a curve through a fixed point.
2.3.2  To intersect a straight line.
2.3.3  To intersect another curve.
2.3.4  Safe sight distance.

2.4.0  List and define the components of a vertical curve.
2.4.1  Points of vertical curvature, vertical intersection,
vertical tangency.
2.4.2  Grade, rate of change of grade, tangency, high  point,
low point.
2.4.3  Curve stationing.

2.5.0  Design vertical curves for special conditions.
2.5.1  To pass through a point of known horizontal and
vertical location.
2.5.2  Safe sight distance.

3.0  EARTHWORK

Instructional Goal:
To comprehend the calculations required to calculate and balance cut and
fill quantities associated with roadway design.

Objectives:

3.1.0  Use the planimeter to measure area and volume associated with
earthwork.
3.2.0  Calculate cut and fill quantities using the average end area method.

4.0  PHOTOGRAMMETRY

Instructional Goal:
To become familiar with aerial methods of surveying related to route
location and topographic mapping.

Objectives:

4.1.0  Define aerial photogrammetry.
4.2.0  Describe how aerial methods and land based methods
are interrelated.
4.2.1  Horizontal control.
4.2.2  Vertical control
4.3.0  Describe stereoscopic plotting.

5.0 LABORATORIES AND FIELD TRIPS

Instructional Goal:
To practice field procedures and become familiar with standard industry
practices.

Objectives:

5.1.0  Lab Procedures
5.1.1  Operate electronic distance meters
5.1.2  Perform cross section leveling
5.1.3  Perform stadia surveys
5.1.4  Stakeout road centerlines and sidelines

5.2.0  Field Trips - some of all the following:
5.2.1  Photogrammetry operations
5.2.2  Global positioning system operations

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Specific evaluation procedures will be defined during the first week of
class.  Grading will depend on homework, exams, labs, and a project.