Landscaping Plans Landscaping Plans oengineer (Structural) (OP) 30 Nov 17 16:27 Hello I am reviewing some landscaping plans but I am not sure what I should check for. Also, is it common to have an engineer review landscaping plans? Any comments/suggestion are appreciated. RE: Landscaping Plans Retrograde (Structural) 30 Nov 17 23:20 I generally look for all the instances where they refer to the engineer on their drawings, eg: Pavement slab - refer engineers drawings Pagola structure - refer engineers drawings Bollards - refer engineers drawings Retaining wall - refer engineers drawings Footing - refer engineers drawings etc And then make sure you have something on your drawings to cover it. RE: Landscaping Plans bridgebuster (Civil) 1 Dec 17 01:36 Landscaping plans can cover a lot of ground, pun intended. There can be planting plans with details of soil mixture diagrams; sometimes the landscaping plans show the details for preventing soil erosion and sediment control; there could be plumbing diagrams for sprinklers, water features, or irrigation system. Then there could be the items Retrograde cited. What specifically are you looking at and what do you feel comfortable reviewing? Are you reviewing the aesthetics, design drawings or shop drawings? RE: Landscaping Plans fel3 (Civil/Environmental) 1 Dec 17 02:09 Make sure they don't show planting and/or sprinkler heads in hardscaping (e.g. concrete, asphalt, buildings, etc.). I have had this happen several times. It usually results from the LA misreading the civil drawings or the LA using an outdated civil site plan. It's never our fault. Never. Well, maybe once. ========== "Is it the only lesson of history that mankind is unteachable?" --Winston S. Churchill RE: Landscaping Plans jgailla (Geotechnical) 1 Dec 17 13:15 Make sure they have a water source for the irrigation system. I had a LA leave one off one time. It was an expensive change order. RE: Landscaping Plans cvg (Civil/Environmental) 14 Dec 17 17:35 aesthetic treatment of structures is often done by LA agree that LA rarely interprets either the civil or structural plans accurately, recommend close coordination to avoid problems later. They like to plant trees everywhere, make sure they are not doing it where they shouldn't... RE: Landscaping Plans gbam (Civil/Environmental) 16 Dec 17 18:50 Don't forget about plant types and heights within Sight triangles etc.. RE: Landscaping Plans ashtree (Bioengineer) 17 Dec 17 05:02 Also check against the project specification if there is one. There may also be specific requirements in the planning or building approval. Regards Ashtree "Any water can be made potable if you filter it through enough money" RE: Landscaping Plans emmgjld (Geotechnical) 17 Dec 17 15:15 In my semi-arid environment - Drainage & Grading are often directly addressed in the Geotech report, reasonably addressed on the Civil drawings and absolutely forgotten on the Landscaping. Add in my local conditions of extensive expansive clays and collapsible soils, the Landscaping can be devastating. RE: Landscaping Plans Pinwards (Civil/Environmental) 18 Dec 17 16:04 Backflow prevention can be an important aspect that some L/S forget if coming off a potable water source for irrigation. On the civil side we often call out for L/S to detail their own backflow prevention and it's often overlooked on their plans, though required by the AHJ. # RE: Landscaping Plans civilman72 (Civil/Environmental) 18 Dec 17 16:04 Make sure they don't put trees on top of utility lines. Keep trees out of the road clear zone. RE: Landscaping Plans oengineer (Structural) (OP) 5 Jan 18 21:46 Thank you all for the help RE: Landscaping Plans racookpe1978 (Nuclear) 6 Jan 18 01:32 All of the above. Add handicapped access requirements (is the landscape blocking ramps or driveways, parking lot or sidewalk ramps?) Look for ALL drainage paths that are AIMED AWAY from the building and foundations, that do NOT create ice skating rinks in winter or turtle ponds and mosquito traps in summer. Check that today's "new" runoff water retention ponds and the drains (over flows ?) from those runoff ponds are actually flowing the right direction, do not themselves become blocks or mosquito traps, nor clammed up with sediment. RE: Landscaping Plans Okiryu (Civil/Environmental) 6 Jan 18 10:10 If you have buildings around supported on shallow foundations keep big trees away of the building.