Part of Unit: Site Planning
Lesson Plan Overview / Details
In this lesson students will learn to understand "Ingress / Egress" from the public right-of-way to the public building. Students will understand the need for accessibility and the concepts of how it is derived. Students will learn the math required to develop the maximum slope allowed in the ingress /egress process. Students will learn to develop a site and use "Green Strategies" in reducing "Heat Islands," noise, light and air pollution. Student outcome will be a commercial site with the required slope, ramping and public accessible parking requirements to ADA standards.
- 2 class periods
- 0 Minutes
California Career and Technical Education Standards
Objectives and Goals
Activities in this Lesson
- Activity #1 - Hooks / Set
Students come into the classroom. Handouts will be given to them as they enter. The Site Plan will be on the screen. The document "Internal Circulation" will show the students how circulation patterns of vehicle traffic can be arranged for public safety and the proper use of landscaping. Pictures and video of a local shopping mall's entrances and parking structures will be shown on PowerPoint. Students will look at the patterns and begin to understand the concept of traffic and parking arrangements. This allows the students to see how professionals have handled transportation and public ingress / egress. Providing also for "Bike Racks" and convenient access to "Public Transportation" will assist in both noise and pollution reduction.
- Circulation.pdf [ Download ]
- Activity #2 - Lecture
Classroom lecture for students on the following requirements and items needed for project:
Slope from public right of way to building access - 2%
Width of path of travel.
Standard Parking Stall Size
Handicapped Parking Stall Size
Slope of Handicapped Ramp from Stall to building entrance
Public Transportation accessibility
Lighting Standards (Minimum and Maximum)
Materials / Equipment:
Site Plan Handout
- Activity #3 - Demo / Modeling
The students are ready to create the requirements on the site plan provided. They begin with a site plan that has the parking stalls and the handicapped stalls located on them. I will mark up on the overhead a similar site plan the students will observe and ask questions. I will give it to them as part of the handout package and they can mark their copy up as well. This will give them additional reference material. Students will begin laying out landscape requirements, public transportation drop off locations, lighting locations, when doing so using green standards to reduce environmental effects on this site and surrounding neighbors.
- Activity #4 - Lab / Shop
Students will complete the Site Plan color coding path of travel from public right-of-way to building entrance. Students will color code access from handicapped stalls to building entrance. Students will indicate parking circulation and explain the method as to how they came to the conclusion of why the patterns indicated allow for proper circulation and pedestrian safety. Students will place landscape and give tree specifications at full maturity to reduce heat islands and protect the environment. I will observe students and individually answer student questions on circulation as well as public safety.
- Activity #5 - Closure
Students will post their color coded site plans. As a class we will critique each individuals work as to the meeting of ADA and general accessibility standards. I will give input as to how they meet the requirements or how they could have been more suitable in meeting those requirements. We will also look at path of travel and general circulation, safety issues and environmental effects caused by the site and how to reduce those effects.
- Assessment Types:
- Rubrics, Observations,
- Public Ingress-Egress Rubrics.pdf [ Download ]