Class Track: Civil

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Monday, April 8
Sketch Plan for Lots: 9-10:30AM
This class is for engineers, surveyors and land planners who need to lay out a quick subdivision and show a Google Earth Image behind it.

Building a Good Surface Model to Design From: 10:45AM-12:15PM
This class will show you why designing from a good Surface is important when it goes into construction. And, we’ll show the consequences you can experience if you don’t.

Commercial Site Design of Parking Lots: 1:30-3PM
In this seminar, you will learn how to lay out a commercial site, learn methods of handling rainfall events and designing retention facilities. Some of the design features discussed will comprise a lesson in parcel layout for the site, basic grading, computing earthworks takeoffs and design and layout storm utilities.

SiteNETwork For Engineering Cost Estimate: 3:15-4:45PMGet 3D capabilities with Carlson Survey
This session covers the use of Site NETwork, a layer-based surface generator found in Carlson Civil that delivers earthwork volume calculations and visualizations of the earthwork volumes with cut/fill color maps, labels, and/or contours. This class will also demonstrate the specification of subsurface volumes, sub-volumes for specific areas of interest, and the automatic adjustment of drawing entities to achieve balanced earthwork quantities.

Tuesday, April 9
Surface Magic: 8:30-10AM
This session will demonstrate a wide array of techniques within Carlson office software for working with surfaces, including building surface models, utilizing a variety of surface inquiry commands, employing different editing commands and workflows, and preparing interesting and useful visualizations of surfaces.

Roadway Design with RoadNETwork: 10:30AM-12PM
This session focuses on the capabilities of Road NETwork, the pinnacle of road design functionality found in Carlson Civil. Starting from scratch with AutoCAD polylines, we will cover the entire process of turning these into a network of roads, in 2D and 3D, including the creation of Profiles, Cross Sections, Templates, Finished Contours, Volume Calcs, and 3D Visualization. The Road Network will include 3-way and 4-way intersections, cul-de-sacs, roundabouts, and transitions for bus turnouts or lane widenings. You will leave ready to design any network of roads you encounter.

Cross-Section, Plan & Profile Sheets for Roads and Sewers: 1:15-2:45PM
This class will show you the different ways of creating P&P and Cross-Section sheets using Road and Sewers.

Road Rehabilitation: 3:15-4:45PM
This session covers building centerlines, profiles and templates for road rehabilitation design. Learn about overlays, leveling and milling methods. See how to use existing conditions to match cross slopes, profiles and edge of pavements.

Wednesday, April 10
The different ways to Design Lots with LotNETwork: 8:30-10AM
Come learn two different ways to design a subdivision inside of Lot NETwork. In addition, learn how to layout lots with setbacks around ponds and make changes to the lots and ROW with ease. Also be able to identify sub-areas (such as pond, creek, park, etc.) and design lots around these areas. Finally, get lot reports and create coordinate files to take to field to stakeout.

Advanced Roading: 10:30AM-12PM
Take control of your highway design and explore advanced roading methods. Attendees will learn how to apply superelevation using AASHTO-specifications and will explore procedures to transition between different roadway template configurations. Attendees will also examine methods to control the offset and/or elevation points of a road to produce efficient roadway designs that safely drain water away from the traveled way.

Advanced Template Design: 1:15-2:45PM
This session explores the design template command in the Roads menu. Learn how to build a template from grade, median, curb and subgrade elements. Apply different rules for different cut/fill conditions. See how to use superelevation and right-of-way definitions to control the template.

Meet the Desktop Programmers – Questions & Suggestions: 3:15-4:45PM
This class will be interactive with the office design software programming staff allowing attendees to both give suggestions and get answers.

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CIVIL – TRACK II      —       Register Now    —    Return to User Conference Home Page

Monday, April 8
Advanced  Roading: 9-10:30AM
Take control of your highway design and explore advanced roading methods. Attendees will learn how to apply superelevation using AASHTO-specifications and will explore procedures to transition between different roadway template configurations. Attendees will also examine methods to control the offset and/or elevation points of a road to produce efficient roadway designs that safely drain water away from the traveled way. (Repeated class)

Carlson Civil SoftwareAdvanced Template Design: 10:45AM-12:15PM
This session explores the design template command in the Roads menu. Learn how to build a template from grade, median, curb and subgrade elements. Apply different rules for different cut/fill conditions. See how to use superelevation and right-of-way definitions to control the template. (Repeated Class)

Road Rehabilitation: 1:30-3PM
This session covers building centerlines, profiles and templates for road rehabilitation design. Learn about overlays, leveling and milling methods. See how to use existing conditions to match cross slopes, profiles and edge of pavements. (Repeated Class)

Vehicle Path Tracking and other Tools in Civil (That You May Not Know About): 3:15-4:45PM
This class will cover commands in Civil that you may not even know existed that could really make a difference in your work and your design.

Tuesday, April 9
Watersheds-Routing: 8:30-10AM
This session covers watershed analysis and hydrograph routing. Starting with a 3D terrain model, we will use watershed analysis to delineate the watershed boundaries, find the ponding areas and draw runoff polylines. Next, we will work through the process of calculating time of concentration and peak flow for different methods including TR-55 and SCS. Finally, we will cover creating and routing hydrographs through reservoirs and channels using the TR-20 and Carlson methods.

Hydrology — Storm Sewer Networks: 10:30AM-12PM
Carlson Hydrology is a multi-purpose program that can be used to design virtually any subsurface utility.  This class will concentrate on the Network capabilities of Carlson Hydrology.  We will explore how to design and annotate utility plans and profiles.

Storm SewerNETwork: 1:15-2:45PM
Attendees will learn how to leverage the power and flexibility of the Storm Sewer Network capabilities found in Carlson Hydrology. The creation of custom sewer structures and rainfall events will be explored as attendees witness how new sewer networks can be created while simultaneously checking for conflicts with other network utilities.

Cross-Section, Plan & Profile Sheets for Roads and Sewers: 3:15-4:45PM
This class will show you the different ways of creating Plan & Profile and Cross-Section sheets using Road and Sewers.

Wednesday, April 10
How HydroCAD Works with Carlson Hydrology: 8:30-10AM
Learn how you can effectively tackle all of your site design, hydrology design, analysis, and reporting needs using Carlson Hydrology and its connections to HydroCAD.

Watersheds-Routing: 10:30AM-12PM
This session covers watershed analysis and hydrograph routing. Starting with a 3D terrain model, we will use watershed analysis to delineate the watershed boundaries, find the ponding areas and draw runoff polylines. Next, we will work through the process of calculating time of concentration and peak flow for different methods including TR-55 and SCS. Finally, we will cover creating and routing hydrographs through reservoirs and channels using the TR-20 and Carlson methods. (Repeated Class)

Storm SewerNETwork: 1:15-2:45PM
Attendees will learn how to leverage the power and flexibility of the Storm Sewer Network capabilities found in Carlson Hydrology. The creation of custom sewer structures and rainfall events will be explored as attendees witness how new sewer networks can be created while simultaneously checking for conflicts with other network utilities. (Repeated Class)

Commercial Site Design of Parking Lots: 3:15-4:45PM
In this seminar, you will learn how to lay out a commercial site, learn methods of handling rainfall events and designing retention facilities. Some of the design features discussed will comprise a lesson in parcel layout for the site, basic grading, computing earthworks takeoffs and design and layout storm utilities.

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