site grading vignette

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site grading vignette

Postby cma52572 » Mon May 14, 2018 8:37 pm

hi guys,
In the final stretch.
I'm trying to understand the grading vignette correctly.
I'm showing a closeup of the swale area with the total of the 2 red lines. showing they are less than 50'.

I hope this is what Sparky meant.
Any feedback appreciated
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Re: site grading vignette

Postby cma52572 » Mon May 14, 2018 8:38 pm

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Re: site grading vignette

Postby jdunks » Wed May 16, 2018 5:41 pm

I believe you are understanding the 50' swale length correctly.

I see a few things, but I don't know how critical all of them are. First, the contour fingers that wrap your building should come closer to each other at their tips and nearly touch. I believe I've read here that that's important. Also, maybe it's closer than 5' between 105 & 106 above the building (above 105), not sure. Less importantly, I think you're starting to create a gentle, unintentional berm with 107, 108, & 109. Sparky's written that berms are unnecessary. They could be smoothed out pretty easily.
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Re: site grading vignette

Postby cma52572 » Thu May 17, 2018 12:03 am

thank you sooo much! OK, yeah I saw other people had their contour fingers closer together. I guess we can safely assume the 5' min distance doesn't apply in the swales.

I was copying NCARBS solution on that where they did fan out the contour fingers.

I'm not quite sure what you mean by the berms at 107. I see the swale. I just don't see the berm.

Are you possibly referring to the fact that I left the sketch lines in the middle of the swales? Or the widows peak created on the east side?

I do have the 5' min between 105 and 106 up to the part where the swale peaks. That should be OK right?
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Re: site grading vignette

Postby jdunks » Thu May 17, 2018 6:06 am

The berms weren't a big deal. They're just starting to become slightly pointy, pointing in the direction of the lower elevations, right at the center of the Locomotive Display. It's not the sketch lines, it's the widow's peak, haha good term. Definitely not fatal or anything. I just for myself worry about not seeing something that unintentionally sneaks in while I'm focused on big ticket items. So I thought I'd point it out.

I think the swales are fine, both for 5' spaces & for fanning out the contour fingers.
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Re: site grading vignette

Postby cma52572 » Sun May 20, 2018 8:28 pm

thanks so much. much appreciated!!
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