Landscape Construction

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Cengage Learning, Apr 9, 2010 - Science - 512 pages
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Landscape Construction, 3rd edition, will help your students understand the process of construction and implementation of a multitude of exterior hardscape construction projects. This book begins with the preparation for construction and follows through to the installation of the final elements of the landscape project. Your students will appreciate the detailed discussions about site preparation, grading and drainage, utilities and irrigation, retaining wall construction, paving, exterior carpentry and fencing and free-standing walls. Such amenities as pools, ponds, and edging are also discussed in detail. All instructions are well supported by photos and illustrations. Each section contains thorough installation information for most of the contemporary materials used in today's landscapes. David Sauter has provided your students with expert perspective on materials and techniques, as well as easy-to-follow instructions.
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Contents

Before Construction Begins
1
Site Preparation
119
Grading Site Drainage and Erosion
141
Site Utilities
177
Landscape Retaining Walls And Stairs
213
Landscape Paving
275
Wood Landscape Structures
353
Fences And Freestanding Walls
427
Appendix A
579
Construction Specification Institute Masterformat Numbering System For specifications
591
Measurement Conversions
592
Appendix D
593
Sample Bid Forms
596
Resources
599
Glossary
600
Bibliography
610

Site Amenities
485
Planting
543

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David Sauter is currently an instructor at Foothill College in Los Altos Hills, California and is a registered Landscape Architect in the State of California. Prior to his teaching career, Mr. Sauter practiced as a consulting landscape architect in the Midwest. He has additional experience in plant maintenance, plant installation, landscape construction, masonry, carpentry, paving, and landscape management and has presented seminars for the nursery industry, master gardeners, extension services and public service organizations. David Sauter earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Landscape Architecture at Iowa State University and his Master of Arts Degree in Higher Education from The University of Iowa.

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