PCC/ CCOG / LAT

Course Content and Outcome Guide for LAT 273

Course Number:
LAT 273
Course Title:
Sustainable Landscape Water Management
Credit Hours:
3
Lecture Hours:
20
Lecture/Lab Hours:
0
Lab Hours:
30
Special Fee:
$12.00

Course Description

Covers the analysis, planning, construction and management of bioswales, greenstreets, raingardens, greenwalls, greenroofs, rainwater harvesting operations and greywater systems. Includes planning and construction of a typical water management facility. Recommended: LAT 111, LAT 236, LAT 223, LAT 272, second year status. Audit available.

Addendum to Course Description

One Saturday fieldtrip is required during the course. Several, local in-class fieldtrips are required.

Intended Outcomes for the course

? Recommend water management facilities based on site characteristics.
? Understand contemporary legal requirements for sustainable water management facilities (e.g. building codes, land development code)
? Design and construct a sustainable water management facility.
? Evaluate the performance of a water management facility.
? Recommend and perform maintenance of a water management facility.
? Integrate several water management options to suit site conditions and client€™s needs.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

? Midterm and final exams
? Portfolio
? Weekly assignments (research, site visit responses)
? In-lab projects

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

? Identification of common water management options
? Design, installation and management of sustainable water management facilities
? Advantages and disadvantages of water management options
? Site evaluation for sustainable water management facilities
? Integrating facilities for efficiency
? Evaluation of sustainable water management facilities
? Environmental, political, social and monetary impacts of sustainable water management facilities