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Vertical CurvesFL PLS Board Approved Course 7129 (General)

Jan Van Sickle, P.L.S.

Surveyors and engineers have traditionally used the term vertical curve to describe the use of parabolic curves in design work. They are used for transitions from one straight grade to another in designing crowns for pavements, routes such as highways and railways, as well as dam spillways, landscape design and of course roller coasters. Preparing the calculations necessary to use vertical curves are based on a few principles, once those are clearly in mind vertical curves are a breeze. This online course teaches some of the calculations involved in creating and analyzing vertical curves. It is direct in its descriptions of the why and how of these parabolic curves.

This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of the course materials.

Attention to the User:

The online quiz SUBMIT function is disabled for this course because it is approved as a homestudy course by Florida Board of Professional Surveyors and Mappers. If you are a licensed land surveyor in a state other than Florida, you may contact us by email or phone (703-478-6833) so that you can take the quiz online and obtain the certificate of completion instantly after you pass the quiz.

If you are a licensed land surveyor or mapper in the state of Florida, you need to print out the quiz and send the completed quiz to us by US mail. You must sign, date and seal the completed quiz. Your PDH credits will not be reported to the Florida Board until we receive your signed and sealed quiz.

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