University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
I am a retired Civil Engineering. I graduated from the University of Michigan in 1971 and embarked on a career as a consulting engineer operating from Ann Arbor, Michigan. Our engineering practice provided engineering services to many public agencies (Cities, Counties and State Government) for public works projects, including water supply, treatment distribution and storage; wastewater collection, treatment and disposal; roads and bridges; and drainage and storm water management.
I was involved in all aspects of projects from performing investigations leading to a project, designing projects and following though during the construction phase. Although my company was based in Michigan, I did spend our years (11983 – 1987) in Jacksonville working on many site development projects, involving grading and drainage, paving, sanitary sewers, pumping stations and force mains, and water distribution.
I would be able to help a student with many practical aspects of civil engineering. I frankly would be of no help to a student trying to master a computer program for a particular problem, I would be most helpful assisting a student understand the theories and principals of a program and therefore lead to a better understanding and a reasonable solution to the problem.
I am a retired Civil Engineering. I graduated from the University of Michigan in 1971 and embarked on a career as a consulting engineer operating from Ann Arbor, Michigan. Our engineering practice provided engineering services to many public agencies (Cities, Counties and State Government) for public works projects, including water supply,
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In this Civil Engineering subject, I will tutor basic site drainage and grading topics, such as means and methods to determine site grades, slopes, drainage principles; minimum and maximum slopes typically allowed in site development; basic formulas to determine storm water runoff using the Rational Method or USDA equations; basic hydraulic guidelines to size drainage facilities: development of site plan type drawings illustrating grading contours, slopes, grades and proposed development features.