Site Engineering for Landscape Architects

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John Wiley & Sons, Jan 30, 2013 - Architecture - 368 pages

The Leading Guide To Site Design And Engineering— Revised And Updated

Site Engineering for Landscape Architects is the top choice for site engineering, planning, and construction courses as well as for practitioners in the field, with easy-to-understand coverage of the principles and techniques of basic site engineering for grading, drainage, earthwork, and road alignment. The Sixth Edition has been revised to address the latest developments in landscape architecture while retaining an accessible approach to complex concepts.

The book offers an introduction to landform and the language of its design, and explores the site engineering concepts essential to practicing landscape architecture today—from interpreting landform and contour lines, to designing horizontal and vertical road alignments, to construction sequencing, to designing and sizing storm water management systems. Integrating design with construction and implementation processes, the authors enable readers to gain a progressive understanding of the material.

This edition contains completely revised information on storm water management and green infrastructure, as well as many new and updated case studies. It also includes updated coverage of storm water management systems design, runoff calculations, and natural resource conservation. Graphics throughout the book have been revised to bring a consistent, clean approach to the illustrations.

Perfect for use as a study guide for the most difficult section of the Landscape Architect Registration Exam (LARE) or as a handy professional reference, Site Engineering for Landscape Architects, Sixth Edition gives readers a strong foundation in site development that is environmentally sensitive and intellectually stimulating.


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Grading Constraints
Contours and Form
Interpolation and Slope
Grading of Simple Design Elements
Area Grading Process
Soil Erosion and Sediment Control
Erosion Control Measures
Determining Rates and Volumes of Storm
Modified Rational Method
Volumes of Runoff Storage and Release
Procedures of TR55
Volume for Detention Storage

Grading Plan Graphics
Soils in Construction
Soil Classification
Engineering Properties of Soils
Lightweight Soils
Placing and Compacting Soils
Storm Water Management
Management Philosophy
Storm Water Management Strategies
Site Layout and Dimensioning
Layout Plans
Horizontal Road Alignment
Degree of Curve
Horizontal Sight Distance
Case Study
Vertical Road Alignment
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About the author (2013)

The late STEVEN STROM, FASLA, was Associate Professor in the Department of Landscape Architecture at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.

KURT NATHAN, MS, PE, is Professor Emeritus at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, and was formerly a consulting engineer for Conservation Engineering.

JAKE WOLAND, ASLA, is a landscape architect with HEWITT in Seattle, Washington. He previously taught at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.

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