Dr. Peter Schiess

Dr. Peter Schiess is a professor of Forest Engineering from the University of Washington. His work centers on Road Construction. Poorly constructed, non paved roads are the greatest cause of erosion, and many new roads were being (badly) built to meet the demand of developers and ranchers. The seminar was attended by local road builders as well as land owners and representatives of local environmental agencies. The quality of road building in the area has improved considerably as Dr. Peter continues to return at the invitation of local landowners to advise and supervise. Here are some materials from his presentation:

Road Cross Section Dimensions and General Construction Requirements. Peter Schiess. A.C2003

This document discusses the practicalities of constructing roads in forest and other areas with diagrams and photos.

Road Construction via Limon to Metal Corral. Peter Schiess. A.C2004.

This document describes the process of engineering a road near Los Destiladeros, Los Santos, Pedasi.

Basic Road Recipe for Complex Situations with a Variety of Conditions.,/a> Peter Schiess. A.C2005.

This 2-page document describes the basics of road construction in a concise form.

Culvert Construction Details. Peter Schiess. A.C2006.

This document of notes details the process for constructing road culverts.

Progress Report for Road Construction Site Visit to Panamaes. Peter Schiess. A.C2007.

The progress report details the process of engineering a road near Los Destiladeros, Los Santos, Pedasi.

Basic Road Recipe for Complex Situations with a Variety of Conditions. Peter Schiess.

Literature Sources for Road Design.  Peter Schiess.