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40 Cards in this Set

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The most critical component of designing a lighting system for a recreation area.


The 3 most important soil property aspects to consider when designing a site:


Site Engineering


Max height a LA can design a retaining to without consulting an engineer


The height of a retaining wall is measured:

From bottom of footing to top of retaining wall

A wood finish/paint not suitable for exposed exterior conditions:

Acrylic latex paint

Acceptable treatment for a wood post that will make ground contact (3)

ACA (Ammoniacal copper zinc arsenate (ACZA) contains copper, zinc, and arsenic and is a refinement of the original formulation ammoniacal copper arsenate (ACA). ACZA protects against attack by decay fungi, insects, and most types of marine borers. It is used to treat poles, piling, and timbers)

CCA (Chromated copper arsenate contains chromium, copper, and arsenic. Wood treated with CCA, commonly called “green-treated” wood)

Wolmanization (only used for certain applications. Poles, piles, timbers, posts, or plywood that is pressure-treated with CCA preservative to provide structural protection from termites and fungal decay)

To remain viable for planting, a stockpile of native topsoils stored for later use should have a max depth of:


Benefits of LID:

1. Enhanced landscape aesthetics and wildlife habitats

2. reduced construction costs

3. increased lot yield

Construction detail sheets normally communicate info through ______.

Orthographic drawings

When purchasing water rights, what formula is used to calculate the total amount of irrigation water needed?

Maximum applied water allowance

Review asphalt detail section

see Standards bood

Division 31 =

Division 32 =

33 =

31 = earth work

32 = exterior improvements

33 = utilities

Survey control points are typically installed ___

Prior to site clearing

No 4 rebar diameter


Each # is 1/8"

Irrigation valve wire must be sized to allow for voltage drop at the end of each run of wire. The voltage drop is determined using ____.

Ohm's Law

Compressive strength of concrete is directly related to the ratio of ____ and ____.

Cement and aggregate

What makes a solid, water tight masonry joint?

compressed, tooled joints

What product should be used to install a handrail in a sleeve embedded into a concrete masonry unit wall?

non-shrink grout

Nominal sized lumber is sized prior to ___ and ____.

Shrinkage and Planning

When the dead load design of a deck is too great, the posts will _____.

be crushed.

Beams that span more than 2 posts are called:

Continuous beams

A geodetic survey accounts for ______

takes into account the earth's curvature.

The soil characteristic most important when designing a heavily loaded footing:


Survey method used for small to medium landscape architecture projects

Plan Surveying

The mark that appears on lumber adjacent to the "kiln dried" stamp.

Moisture Content

The type of survey needed to consolidate multiple irregular parcels

Boundary Line Adjustment

ALTA Survey stands for

American Land Title Association specifies the data to be shown on the survey and this includes boundary lines, location of the main building including improvements, location of ancillary buildings, the identification of easements (access rights by service companies such as water, gas, telephone, railways and other utilities).

When concrete is being used in roadway conditions, the primary criterion for selecting the aggregate used in the concrete is _____.

Rock Hardness

The proper orientation of wood decking?

Bark side up

The best soil to specify as structural fill material?

Graded gravels

The best way to ground an exterior landscape lighting control panel?

grounding wire with a welded connection

Refers to the practice of not overdesigning based on predicted use as a means of minimizing waste. Using material/labor/resources that are absolutely needed to meet the intended function.

Consumptive Technology

Lowering of the land-surface elevation from changes that take place underground. Common causes include pumping water, oil, and gas from underground reservoirs; dissolution of limestone aquifers (sinkholes); collapse of underground mines; drainage of organic soils; and initial wetting of dry soils (hydrocompaction).

Land Subsidence

Type of bike classification: A non-motorized facility, paved or unpaved, physically separated from motorized vahicular traffic by an open space or barrier. Ex: Bike path, bike trail, multi-purpose trail

Class I (Separate Facility)

Type of bike classification: A portion of a roadway that is designated by striping, signing and pavement marking for the preferential or exclusive use of bicyclists. Often done as couplets, each one being one-way and adjacent to the outside travel lane.

Class II (Bike Lane)

Type of bike classification: A segment of road designated by the jurisdiction having authority, with appropriate directional and informational markers, but without striping, signing and pavement markings.

Class III (Bike Route)

Type of bike classification: A roadway not designated by directional and informational markers, striping, signing nor pavement markings for the preferential or exclusive use of bicyclists, but containing appropriate bike friendly design standards such as wide curb lanes and bike safe drain grates.

Class IV (Bike Friendly)

Class of bike parking: a facility intended for long term parking and protected against theft of the entire bike and its components and accessories. Ex: lockers, continuously monitored facility, restricted access to facilities.

Class I (Long Term)

Class of bike parking: facility intended for medium or short term parking and consisting of a stationary object in which the user can lock the frame and both wheels with a user-provided lock.

Class II (Medium Term Facility)

Class of bike parking: facility intended for short-term parking, consisting of a stationary object to which the user can lock the frame and both wheels with a user-provided 6' cable and lock.

Class III (Short Term Facility)