Construction Soils

Course Number: 
CPM 3130
Semester: 
Fall
Subject: 
Construction (CPM)
Credits 
3.00

The student will develop a basic understanding of soils in construction and engineering industries. The course will stress the applied aspects of soil as a building material and as a medium in other industries such as wastewater design, wetlands, and hazardous waste spills. Topics include excavation; grading; soil investigation techniques; erosion prevention and control; compaction; and foundations in addition to soil basics of texture, structure, soil formation, soil water movement, and soil classification. This course focuses on hands-on familiarity with soils, soils characteristics, maps, tools, and resources with some technical writing.

2 hours of lecture, 3 hours of lab per week

Prerequisites

Placement level 2