Thursday, October 16, 2014

Nov: Soil Surveys for Architecture Students (FDLP)

Thursday, November 20, 2014 // 2:00 pm Eastern Time

Individuals often hesitate at the cost of a site survey, which is used to determine the suitability of a location for a proposed project. The U.S. Department of Agriculture, however, can provide a Custom Soil Resource Report generated by the Web Soil Survey, which is the next best thing. This resource, combined with archived Soil Surveys that are available for download, helps determine the suitability of a site for a building location or recreational uses. A site can also be evaluated for the availability of construction materials such as gravel and sand, while recommendations for trees and other plantings are provided to help with landscaping decisions. Attendees will learn how to evaluate potential sites for these criteria and generate a PDF report that can be used in the decision-making process.