Dictionary of Landscape Architecture and Construction

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McGraw-Hill Education, Mar 17, 2005 - Architecture - 479 pages
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In an industry that involves the skills, expertise, and labor of a wide-range of professionals and workers, good communications become crucial, and a common vocabulary is key to successful projects. Many of the terms used in landscape architecture, land planning, environmental planning, and landscape construction are unavailable, or so new, or industry-specific that they can’t be found in conventional dictionaries. This unique resource delivers definitions as well as how-to information via details and photos, going above and beyond the scope of a typical professional dictionary. With straightforward definitions and clear illustrations on each page, everyone from architects, designers, and contractors through grounds maintenance workers will benefit from this important resource. In addition, an appendix with labeled construction details will illustrate not just what a term means, but also how it’s applied in the profession.

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
61
Section 3
80
Section 4
103
Section 5
123
Section 6
137
Section 7
155
Section 8
157
Section 15
235
Section 16
245
Section 17
246
Section 18
255
Section 19
297
Section 20
299
Section 21
319
Section 22
369

Section 9
169
Section 10
183
Section 11
193
Section 12
195
Section 13
199
Section 14
217
Section 23
391
Section 24
397
Section 25
415
Section 26
417
Section 27
419

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Alan Jay Christensen, a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects, the American Nursery & Landscape Association, the Irrigation Association, the American Institute of Certified Planners, and the International Ecological Engineering Society, has more than 27 years' experience in landscape architecture and landscape construction. In successfully operating several businesses for 23 years in the landscape industry, he has performed and managed landscape design, construction, and maintenance. His well-rounded experience in landscape and construction from New York to Hawaii has led him to obtain licenses as Landscape Architect, Irrigation Auditor, Landscape Contractor, Residential Construction Contractor, Commercial Construction Contractor, and Demolition Contractor. The holder of a patent for a method of planting trees that target contaminants in brownfields, he has taught land planning at Brigham Young University and conducted research at Harvard University. He has special interest in debunking fallacies and misconceptions common in landscape architecture and is the author of several articles for professional landscaping publications.

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