Upcoming Educational Courses

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    Course 900 - Principles of Real Estate Engineering

    Prerequisites: IRWA Course 100 "Principles of Land Acquisition" or 2 years of right of way engineering experience

    Two day course - 16 Credits

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    Instructor: Steve Schmidt, PLS, SR/WA

    Course Coordinator: TBD

    With the use of lecture, questions and answers, exercise methods and graphic illustrations, participants in this course will learn how to use engineering tools and will gain basic skills in reading and interpreting information contained on engineering plans. Participants will also learn how to read, understand and plot simple descriptions using the most common methods of property descriptions.


    • Understanding the basic principles of engineering drawings
    • Understanding and interpreting information on plans
    • Using an engineer’s scale to determine distances
    • Identifying types of highway curves
    • Determining the effects of a project on a property
    • Understanding the background of property descriptions
    • Become knowledgeable of the basic features of property descriptions
    • Become familiar with the most common systems and methods of property descriptions
    • Writing and plotting property descriptions using various methods

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