Category Archives: Civil Engineering

Take the Time to be a Pro…

Here’s a to do with Civil 3D for down time: I have 244th Street in Torrance which requires modification of the Centerline profile.  The left and right profiles are designed already. I can manually enter “sweet spot points” along an alignment and … Continue reading

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Reconciling Layers in Civil 3D

A message usually appears when the Layer Evaluation/Notification is turned on and there are new layers that are waiting to be reconciled.  What this means is that there are new layers and you can use this as a look-ahead that … Continue reading

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Utility Drafting for SC Edison – Interpreting OH and UG as-built Plans

-Underground utilities end with a “0” or a “5” -Also, if there is an OC/LA County Number, it is underground if the plan number does not end with a letter (either A, B, C, or D). Example: LA CO. 34-65 … Continue reading

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Reviewing the Curb Ramps for Torrance Area C

I had many scenarios where curb ramps were drawn in different than the case and type that were called out. For instance, on sheet 11, there is a curb ramp called out to be case B type 2 with a … Continue reading

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Traffic Control Plans

Shading of the phasing. Create phase lines. Drop in the the entrance and taper lengths. Delineators 25′ o.c., tanget = 50′ o.c. Signs Work Ahead at Approaching Signs Lane Close at 100′ No Parking at 200′ page 1136 of CAMUTCD … Continue reading

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Utility Notifications

Torrance Second UTL Notification:  There were some companies that responded with YES there are UTLs in our project’s vicinity, YES there are UTLs in the project vicinity but only aerial, and some that did not respond. For the Second UTL … Continue reading

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Weekly Statement of Working Days

http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/construc/forms/CEM2701.pdf

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