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Universal Design-Civil Engineering

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Mattthew Vazquez

on 25 September 2014

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Transcript of Universal Design-Civil Engineering



What is Universal Design???
Civil Engineering
Job Title
: Civil Engineer

Company Name
: Technipower

Job Description
: Responsible for designing roadways for MDOT projects; these projects can deal with surface streets, county and state roads, or interstates. This is approximately a 6 month contract and has the possibility of going permanent for the right candidate. ***This could also be a direct hire for the right candidate*** Requirements -BSCE, required -Microstation proficient, required -Experience in highway design, strongly desired -Experience in grading and slope/curvature, a plus -ability to travel locally.

Median Salary: $79,340

Customer Base
We will be answering the following questions:

1) In what engineering disciplines do designers have to employ "universal design" principles?

2) Who are the customers served by these engineers and technicians?
In what engineering disciplines do designers have to employ "universal design" principles?

1) Equitable use - the design is useful and marketable to people with diverse abilities
2) Flexibility in use - accommodating a wide range of individual preferences and
3) Simple and Intuitive Use - the design is easy to understand regardless of the user's experience, knowledge, language skills, etc.
4) Tolerance for Error - this design minimizes hazards and injuries
5) Low Physical Effort - the design can be used comfortably and efficiently with a minimum of fatigue
6) Size and Space for Approach and Use - Size and space is provided for approach, reach, manipulation, and use regardless of user's body size, posture, or mobility
Who are the customers served by these engineers and technicians?

Pertaining to the Job
The people that are being served is the general public but primarily people who have a drivers license and are driving on the roads.

-Wider Roads
Universal Design-Civil Engineering
Matthew Vazquez
Alexander Gamez
Period 8
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