For registration approval and other information, please contact the Department at 604-431-4969 FIRST. Students may register at anytime throughout the year and have a maximum of 52 weeks from the date of registration to complete the course. Important Note: This course requires use of the TAC (Transportation Association of Canada) publication Geometric Design Guide for Canadian Roads (1999). This text is not available through the BCIT Bookstore but must be ordered directly from TAC (www.tac-atc.ca) at a cost of $715 ($450 for TAC members). BCIT distance students are not eligible for the student price.
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Upon successful completion, thes tudent will be able to:
Perform basic mathematical and trigonometric calculations related to survey calculations.
Describe the types of linear measurements and equipment used in the measurement of distance/length.
Describe equipment used in leveling and elevation measurement.
Determine measured angles displayed on survey equipment.
Describe open and closed traverses.
Determine map and plan distances utilizing various types of scales.
State and define the terms and general requirements for the lay out and survey of construction work.
Describe the highway design process and the levels of construction cost estimates.
Describe the fundamentals of road classification, driver and vehicle performance, traffic characteristics and environmental requirements.
Describe and explain the concept of sight distances.
Describe the basic elements of horizontal and vertical highway design.
Describe the various types of intersections and the criteria used to design intersections.
Effective as of Spring/Summer 2006
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