SGLA LARE Prep  - S4 (Grading, Drainage,  CDs) JUNE 30-JULY 2 2023

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SGLA LARE Prep - S4 (Grading, Drainage, CDs) JUNE 30-JULY 2 2023

This 3-day ONLINE workshop provides hands-on preparation for Section 4. We meet in Zoom, PACIFIC time. We record all sessions.

By Sarah Gronquist

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Date and time

June 30 · 8:30am - July 2 · 5pm PDT



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Refunds up to 1 day before event
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About this event

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This 3-day ONLINE workshop covers exam background including known CLARB grading standards that have been published; grading & drainage skills applicable to the LARE, interpretation and use of third party information, construction document drawings and specifications, sedimentation and erosion control, stormwater management, irrigation systems, and the use and detailing of construction materials. We are also finding that the national study groups that students form after the course are extremely valuable. Over 500 pages of material in PDF format is included, with reference text, 210 practice questions, and 42 advanced item type (AIT) problems. This class is based on material developed by Ray Freeman over 20 years of exam preparation instruction.

The classes cover exam formats, tips and tricks, and feature programmed instruction focusing on developing the skills needed to solve every known type of technical task required on this section of the LARE. The format of the class is lecture, short tests, and question and answer in a Zoom classroom.

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About the organizer

Organized by
Sarah Gronquist

Sarah Gronquist is an experienced landscape architect with extensive Bay Area design, project management, and construction experience across a wide range of client and project types. She has taught exam preparation and university level courses at UC Berkeley, UC Extension, AAU and Merritt College since 2002, including grading and drainage, construction detailing, planting design, and professional practice. She began her teaching work with Ray Freeman teaching LARE preparatory material in 2005. We are delighted to be able to continue to offer this useful series of courses.

Over the course of her career, she has worked with design build contractors, private residential clients, and large private and public sector multidisciplinary teams. She is a Senior Project Manager at Thuilot Associates in Berkeley, CA, where she manages multifamily housing and commercial development projects.