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AutoCAD Civil 3D 2013 Essentials by Eric Chappell

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Chapter 14

Designing Pipe Networks

With the completion of parcel design, you are ready to move on to another major area of design: pipe design. As a designer, one type of pipe design that you must address is the safe and efficient collection and conveyance of water that falls on the site during a rainstorm. This type of pipe design is part of a larger design process called stormwater management. Because the development of land often involves turning absorbent surfaces (soft grassy soil, trees, and forest floors) into impervious surfaces (pavement, concrete, and asphalt rooftops), rain that falls on the site will travel farther and much faster before it is absorbed. This water on the move can cause erosion or flooding, so it must be safely collected ...

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