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188-Fundamentals of Site Grading Design

By: Joshua A. Tiner

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Course Objective

This continuing education course is written specifically for professional engineers with the objective of relating to and enhancing the practice of engineering.

Course Description

188-Fundamentals of Site Grading Design

This course is developed to identify the fundamentals of site grading to those who are not experienced with site grading design, as well as a refresher to anyone who has worked in Civil Engineering and/or Land Development. Site grading is an important skill for any Civil Engineer to master associated with their required drainage design.

This course is intended to provide engineers, designers, and contractors with an introductory knowledge of grading terminology, some basic methods associated with grading, some guidelines / rules of thumb associated with grading and why they exist, as well as exposure to some problem areas that an engineer should pay special attention to when they perform grading design.

The student of this course should be able to approaching site grading with confidence that they have been exposed to the basics.

188-Fundamentals of Site Grading Design
P. K. Gandhi
01/01/2019
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188-Fundamentals of Site Grading Design
Robert Morrisette
12/27/2018
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Although not difficult material, an inexperienced engineer may find some questions unclear.
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188-Fundamentals of Site Grading Design
Kenneth Stewart
12/17/2018
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As an engineer in private practice working primarily in site design I found the course to be a good primer in an area that gets too little attention. The engineer should not have to learn by making mistakes.
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188-Fundamentals of Site Grading Design
William Haynes
12/11/2018
Verified Buyer
A good review and introduced practical advise not often considered.
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188-Fundamentals of Site Grading Design
John Raleigh
12/07/2018
Verified Buyer
A very good introduction to Site Grading.
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188-Fundamentals of Site Grading Design
Jose Roberto Montalvo
11/21/2018
Verified Buyer
Good information.
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188-Fundamentals of Site Grading Design
Sylvia Restrepo
11/09/2018
Verified Buyer
Excellent Refresher Course with Practical examples!
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188-Fundamentals of Site Grading Design
Roger Miles
09/16/2018
Verified Buyer
Good
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188-Fundamentals of Site Grading Design
DAVID CARTER
07/28/2018
Verified Buyer
Very good course. Good points to remember while grading a site.
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188-Fundamentals of Site Grading Design
Angie Patterson
07/20/2018
Verified Buyer
Relevant and straight-forward.
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188-Fundamentals of Site Grading Design
Suzzette
06/26/2018
Very well explained and interesting
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188-Fundamentals of Site Grading Design
Steven Lalumandier
06/26/2018
Verified Buyer
This course did a good job illustrating and explaining some of the basic concepts for consideration while reviewing grading plans.
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188-Fundamentals of Site Grading Design
Forde Coppin
06/15/2018
Verified Buyer
Covers the basics with clarity.
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188-Fundamentals of Site Grading Design
Walid Alaywan
06/01/2018
Verified Buyer
easy to follow notes and straight forward exam
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188-Fundamentals of Site Grading Design
Thomas Trask
05/30/2018
Verified Buyer
I found this to be a very useful introduction to the subject. The figures and photos were great!
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188-Fundamentals of Site Grading Design
Curt Wasko
05/30/2018
Verified Buyer
Good introductory course with rules of thumb.
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188-Fundamentals of Site Grading Design
james H fawcett
01/09/2018
Verified Buyer
Goof review of basics.
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188-Fundamentals of Site Grading Design
Beth Vaughan
12/27/2017
Verified Buyer
Good course. Enjoyed the mathematical problems.
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188-Fundamentals of Site Grading Design
Jason
12/27/2017
Verified Buyer
Great course covering a topics that is applicable to every day field work.
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188-Fundamentals of Site Grading Design
CHARLES K WISHMEIER
12/17/2017
Verified Buyer
Questions 4 and 12 were a bit confusing. Otherwise a very good intr course.
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188-Fundamentals of Site Grading Design
David Moreau
12/11/2017
Verified Buyer
Good review, tricky questions, good to keep me on my toes.
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188-Fundamentals of Site Grading Design
Michael Connor
12/07/2017
Verified Buyer
Good course. Presents all those things you don't learn in school and learn by trial and error as a new prating civil engineer
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188-Fundamentals of Site Grading Design
Hiren Shah
11/17/2017
Verified Buyer
good explanation and excellent course description. Very detail and good explanation and easy to understand.
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188-Fundamentals of Site Grading Design
Jerry T. Dalton
11/17/2017
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Great refresher course.
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188-Fundamentals of Site Grading Design
John R.
11/09/2017
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Very concise course. I really like the rules of thumb.
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188-Fundamentals of Site Grading Design
Raymond Nolan
10/25/2017
Verified Buyer
good fundamental course
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188-Fundamentals of Site Grading Design
Calvin Edson
08/21/2017
Verified Buyer
Course as presented by Suncam was concise and well presented. Good review for CE.
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188-Fundamentals of Site Grading Design
Paul Skoutelas
08/14/2017
Verified Buyer
Very well organized
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188-Fundamentals of Site Grading Design
03/24/2017
Verified Buyer
Good basic course.
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188-Fundamentals of Site Grading Design
R. Weinstein
03/14/2017
Verified Buyer
Excellent review course. Well written with sufficient graphics. Test question #15 is TRUE regardless of author's answer. The "operative" word CAN makes the statement TRUE as per the course narrative. I welcome the author's opinion/response.
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188-Fundamentals of Site Grading Design
Richard C Leach
03/12/2017
Verified Buyer
Well written material that is useful in everyday practice.
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188-Fundamentals of Site Grading Design
Phillip Rolen Sanders
03/11/2017
Verified Buyer
Excellent, concise review of basics
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188-Fundamentals of Site Grading Design
Dan S
03/10/2017
Verified Buyer
Good basic introduction to site grading design. Practical information. I've picked up a lot of this over the years, but nice to have in one place.
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188-Fundamentals of Site Grading Design
Don Drake
03/10/2017
Verified Buyer
Good intro site grading course.
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188-Fundamentals of Site Grading Design
Ronnie
03/10/2017
Verified Buyer
Interesting.
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188-Fundamentals of Site Grading Design
James Speer
03/09/2017
Verified Buyer
The course was good. But the test questions were tricky. I have issue with question 4 on how it was posed and written. The question states . . .
A portion of the review was omitted because it addressed specific test questions and answers. The reviewer found fault with the phrasing and explanations for one or more questions. Although we do not publish reviews that reveal the answers to questions we do follow the advice given when appropriate.
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188-Fundamentals of Site Grading Design
James Fox
03/07/2017
Verified Buyer
Information was good. Some questions were hard to determine what the answer was.
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188-Fundamentals of Site Grading Design
Ellis Higginbotham
03/06/2017
Verified Buyer
This is a good introduction to site grading.
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188-Fundamentals of Site Grading Design
Theodore Cassera
03/05/2017
Verified Buyer
Some of the questions should have further explanation: . . .
A portion of the review was omitted because it addressed specific test questions and answers. The reviewer found fault with the phrasing and explanations for several questions. Although we do not publish reviews that reveal the answers to questions we do follow the advice given when appropriate.
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188-Fundamentals of Site Grading Design
Don Haumann
02/13/2017
Verified Buyer
Good fundamental review
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188-Fundamentals of Site Grading Design
Joseph S Johnson
01/25/2017
Verified Buyer
Good short course to jog to the little gray cells. Brings back memories of survey course which was needed.
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188-Fundamentals of Site Grading Design
Joseph A.
12/11/2016
Verified Buyer
Very good refresher course for experienced site grading engineers
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188-Fundamentals of Site Grading Design
Paul Phillip Shu
12/08/2016
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Good basic information and suggestions and reminders as well as noting areas where engineer may seek further information outside the scope of this course.
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188-Fundamentals of Site Grading Design
Howard Gilkes.
10/27/2016
Verified Buyer
Good Overview of Contours and Spot Grades !!!
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Fundamentals of Site Grading Design
Frantz Fenelon
08/14/2016
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Very good. Keep up the good work.
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Good basic info.
Bruce Raddatz
07/08/2016
Verified Buyer
Course was well written and easy to understand the basic principles of site grading.
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188-Fundamentals of Site Grading Design
Steven McEvoy
04/28/2016
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Very good beginning and refresher course. Lots of great rules of thumb. Well done.
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188-Fundamentals of Site Grading Design
Anonymous reviewer
04/09/2016
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Good information, but much easier than I expected. I feel the 2PDH is a bit overestimated. I completed the reading and test in about 45 minutes.
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Fundamentals of Site Grading Design
Anonymous reviewer
02/18/2016
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Great course for basic concepts and as a refresher.
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Fundamentals of Site Grading Design
Anonymous reviewer
02/02/2016
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Informative and refreshed a number of basic ideas. Good basics to keep in mind for a site plan.
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Amy Harrelson
01/17/2016
Verified Buyer
The course material was straight forward, easy to comprehend and organized in a logical sequence. Proper disclaimers were interjected where necessary. This was a fantastic refresher. The spelling and grammar left much to be desired, but was not a huge distraction. Thank you for this course!
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188- Fundamentals of Site Grading Design
Frank Makowski
01/11/2016
I liked the course. It was a good fundamental review
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Fundamentals of Site Grading
Anonymous reviewer
12/27/2015
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Very basic but useful to a non-civil engineer. Forces the understanding of grades, slopes, & %'s. The rules of thumb section is very handy.
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Great course covering the basics
DJ
12/24/2015
I actually learned something very useful about grading issues. My only comment is that I wished the author would also have available an additional "extended" course or book to cover more in depth issues. Otherwise great!
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Anonymous reviewer
12/02/2015
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A picture is worth a 1,000 words as is the case here.
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Fundamentals of Site Grading
Anonymous reviewer
11/30/2015
Very good course on the basics of site grading with the most important characteristics to consider in a design.
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Fundamentals of Site Grading Design
Amancio Villamil
10/11/2015
This course offers details of grading design that cannot be easily found in any specific textbook, but in the engineering practice only. Very explanatory and detailed.
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anonymous
08/10/2015
Last question is not completely clear. Maybe it was intended to be but I doubt any jurisdiction would allow the FFE to be below all surrounding grade, a portion, like your course indicates but the question is not clear if it is all or a portion.
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John Brinkley
08/10/2015
Good overview of the aspects that should be considered when preparing a grading plan.
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anonymous
07/18/2015
A good general overview of site grading design standards. A must have course for engineers that perform site inspection or work as a construction field representative on projects that often require corrections, revisions or additional detail to the site grading design.
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Good Primer
anonymous
06/11/2015
Does a good job at covering basics
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Great Course
Billy Robison
06/04/2015
I took this course to assist me in getting reacquainted with design fundamentals after being out of the design arena for several years. The course is a great refresher course and aligns well with the city criteria I have been working with.
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Fundamentals of Site Grading
Courtney White
06/01/2015
Good basic review of grading principles. Narrative was clear and easy to follow. Course was well-organized and had good graphics.
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anonymous
05/18/2015
I am a retired transportation engineer proposing to get back into the workforce taking on a position requiring my PE stamp for site designs. I am perusing some refresher courses as well as some site plan design exposure in order to achieve this goal as soon as possible. This course is a great start in my progress.
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anonymous
05/10/2015
Good introduction course.
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Excellent
anonymous
04/28/2015
Excellent course! Lots of good info
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anonymous
04/15/2015
Good overview of site grading concepts for beginning engineers.
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anonymous
03/23/2015
Good introductory course for site grading design. Sometimes the text was confusing and would have been better served by providing drawing examples. For example the sections on inverse slopes, the so-called high side of the curb, and flushed ramps. Just provide some section details.
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Excellent
Don
02/11/2015
Course very well written and caused me to rethink some basics. I was impressed with the diagrams describing the written material. Logical and easy to follow subject matter. I will use the info.
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Barry Magrill
02/09/2015
This course was easily understood and provided a great deal of explanation on how to grade a site.
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anonymous
01/13/2015
Very well delivered. Covers the basics of site grading.
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Excellent
Hurrel
01/05/2015
Very well written and organized. I highly recommend.
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Very Good Class
Lee Marlow
12/25/2014
Completed this class on Christmas Night, and it kept my interest. Joshua Tiner, PE did an excellent job on the class. The length of some questions kept your interest. Great Job
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anonymous
12/17/2014
Very good review course
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anonymous
12/13/2014
Great refresher course
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anonymous
12/05/2014
Good basic review. Embarrassed that I miss a question.
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anonymous
12/04/2014
Good presentation of considerations to be answered prior to mobiizing a job that includes earthwork.
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