Landscape Irrigation: Design and Management

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John Wiley & Sons, 1997 - Architecture - 229 pages
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A total, all-in-one guide to modern landscape irrigation strategies, techniques, and hardware

Landscape Irrigation is designed to function as both a professional reference and a junior- to senior-level text for students of landscape architecture, landscape design, and turf management. It is also an excellent study guide for young professionals preparing to take the LARE. Emphasizing water-conserving irrigation design throughout, author Stephen Smith covers all the bases, providing in-depth coverage of:

  • Irrigation methods and components
  • Drawing techniques and presentation
  • Sprinkler and drip irrigation methods and hardware
  • Pipe characteristics and hydraulics
  • Control systems
  • CSI irrigation specifications

Throughout Landscape Irrigation you will find many informative examples of irrigation strategies now employed around the world. Corresponding hydraulic reference data for all the examples are contained in a separate appendix for easy reference.

Landscape Irrigation is an indispensable tool-of-the-trade for landscape architects, landscape contractors, irrigation professionals, and turfgrass and golf course managers.

 

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A good effort and a decent book. I applaud this person for at least trying to straighten out some of the myths enveloping the Irrigation trade.
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NYC Irrigation Service trade owner Todd Nappi recommends this book.
You can see the website at the internet.
This is not about our company but Stephen Smith's Irrigation Book.
Good job Steph.
 

Contents

Introduction
1
Irrigation Methods and Components
9
Design Techniques and Drawing Presentation
35
Sprinkler Irrigation
59
Drip Irrigation
89
Hydraulics
107
Pipe Characteristics
135
Control Systems
153
Management
173
Generic Performance Data
197
Reference Data
201
Specifications
208
Memorandum of Design
222
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About the author (1997)

STEPHEN W. SMITH is a member of the Irrigation Association, President-elect of the American Society of Irrigation Consultants, and President of Aqua Engineering, Inc., a Colorado-based firm specializing in water-conserving irrigation system design. He also teaches in the Chemical and Bioresource Engineering Department at Colorado State University.

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