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SURV304 Land Development Engineering 3

An introduction to the design, construction and installation of engineering services for land development, including water, wastewater, stormwater, electrical, street lighting, communication and gas.

The provision of roads and engineering services is a fundamental aspect of the land development process. A practising surveyor in New Zealand working in land development needs to be capable of undertaking the majority of the engineering works associated with land development and know what professionals to engage with to undertake the remaining work. This paper reinforces this concept by requiring students to complete a preliminary roading and drainage design for a residential subdivision using a land development software package. It also builds on the fundamental engineering principles covered in SURV 203 and SURV 204 by introducing concepts in soil mechanics, pavement design and construction, concrete construction, water reticulation design and construction and the provision of telecommunication, electricity and gas services.

Paper title Land Development Engineering 3
Paper code SURV304
Subject Surveying
EFTS 0.1350
Points 18 points
Teaching period Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,059.21
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,969.00

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Prerequisite
(SURV 203 or SURV 213) and (SURV 204 or SURV 214)
Restriction
SURV 315, SURV 324
Schedule C
Science
Eligibility
This paper is suitable for students pursuing a course of study in the areas of land surveying, land development or civil engineering.
Contact
greg.leonard@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Lecturer and Convener: Dr Greg Leonard
12d Tutor: Mr Peter Benfell
Soils laboratory tutor: Mr Alastair Neaves
Paper Structure
The paper covers the following topics:
  • Design of stormwater networks
  • Design of foul sewer networks
  • Design of water reticulation networks
  • Design of subdivisional roading
  • The use of land development software packages
  • An introduction to soil mechanics
  • An introduction to pavement design
  • An introduction to concrete construction
Teaching Arrangements
This paper generally has three lectures and one practical session per week.
Textbooks
A course reader in PDF format is provided for this paper. A list of supplementary reference material available in the University of Otago Library is also provided.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Environmental literacy, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
The goals of the paper are
  • To ensure that students can design drainage systems (stormwater and foul water) for land subdivisions using a land development computer software package
  • To ensure that students are capable of supervising the construction of drainage reticulation
  • To ensure that students can undertake a simple geometric road design using a land development computer software package
  • To provide knowledge and understanding of the geotechnical aspects of investigations for, and development of, land subdivisions
  • To prepare students to act as facilitators for the geotechnical investigations for, and geotechnical development of, land subdivisions
  • To provide knowledge and understanding of the uses of soils in land development
  • To enable students to be able to undertake basic road pavement design
  • To provide knowledge and understanding of materials and methods used in road construction
  • To provide knowledge and understanding of the materials, design and construction aspects of concrete
  • To ensure that students can design and check construction of water reticulation systems for land subdivisions
  • To prepare students to act as a facilitator for the design and installation of communications, electrical and gas services for land subdivisions

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Timetable

Second Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Monday 10:00-10:50 28-34, 36-41
Tuesday 10:00-10:50 28-34, 36-41
Thursday 10:00-10:50 28-34, 36-41

Practical

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
P1 Wednesday 15:00-16:50 28-34, 36-41
P2 Thursday 15:00-16:50 28-34, 36-41

An introduction to the design, construction and installation of engineering services for land development, including water, wastewater, stormwater, electrical, street lighting, communication and gas.

The provision of roading infrastructure and engineering services is a fundamental aspect of the land development process. A practising surveyor in New Zealand working in land development needs to be capable of undertaking the majority of the engineering works associated with land development, as well as knowing which professionals to engage with to undertake other aspects of land development. This paper provides a pathway for students to gain and demonstrate competency in the engineering aspects of land development through the provision of a capstone engineering design project using an industry standard land development software package. The paper also builds on fundamental engineering principles covered in SURV 203 and SURV 204 by introducing concepts in soil mechanics, pavement design and construction, concrete construction, water reticulation design and construction and the provision of telecommunication, electricity and gas services.

Paper title Land Development Engineering 3
Paper code SURV304
Subject Surveying
EFTS 0.1350
Points 18 points
Teaching period Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2018 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

^ Top of page

Prerequisite
(SURV 203 or SURV 213) and (SURV 204 or SURV 214)
Restriction
SURV 315, SURV 324
Schedule C
Science
Eligibility
This paper is suitable for students pursuing a course of study in the areas of land surveying, land development or civil engineering.
Contact
greg.leonard@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Lecturer and Convener: Dr Greg Leonard
12d Tutor: Mr Kelly Gragg
Soils laboratory tutor: Mr Alastair Neaves
Paper Structure
The paper covers the following topics:
  • Design of stormwater networks.
  • Design of foul sewer networks.
  • Design of water reticulation networks.
  • Design of subdivisional roading
  • The use of land development software packages.
  • An introduction to soil mechanics.
  • An introduction to pavement design.
  • An introduction to concrete construction.
Teaching Arrangements
This paper generally has three lectures and one practical session per week.
Textbooks
A course reader is provided for this paper. A list of supplementary reference material available in the University of Otago Library is also provided.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Environmental literacy, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this paper, students will have gained competencies in:
  • Designing roading infrastructure and drainage systems (stormwater and foul water) for land subdivisions using an industry standard land development computer software package
  • Supervising the construction of drainage networks.
  • Understanding and facilitating the geotechnical aspects of investigations for, and development of, land subdivisions.
  • Understanding of the uses of natural soils and engineered soil solutions in land development.
  • Undertaking basic road pavement design, including the materials used and the methods employed.
  • Supervising basic concrete construction.
  • Working in a team to first develop an engineering design and then present this design in the form of a technical report.

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Timetable

Second Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Monday 10:00-10:50 28-34, 36-41
Tuesday 10:00-10:50 28-34, 36-41
Thursday 10:00-10:50 28-34, 36-41

Practical

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
P1 Wednesday 15:00-16:50 28-34, 36-41
P2 Thursday 15:00-16:50 28-34, 36-41