By the end of this course, students will be able to:
Select and specify materials, based on aesthetic and structural considerations, from the vast array of currently available products as well as recycled material for use in landscape architectural applications;
Make specific decisions about fabrication, dimension, texture, and finishes, and how to convey precise instructions to the contractor/crafts people;
Identify and evaluate relationships between site grading, drainage, and detailed construction.
Interpret and evaluate construction processes during the development of a project including governmental approvals, permitting, cost estimate, construction sequencing, written specifications, contracts and construction administration;
Integrate principles of sustainable landscape architecture construction and green building techniques, including life cycle analysis of materials and products;
Explain implications of the different types of soils on construction; and
Apply practices and applications affecting public health, safety, and well being of the public.