Land Development Handbook

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McGraw Hill Professional, Apr 19, 2002 - Architecture - 1124 pages
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Successfully navigate the confusing maze of land development

If you're looking for cutting-edge blockbuster coverage of the land development process, the search ends here! Written by one of the nation's premier consulting firms, this new edition delivers up-to-date coverage of planning, engineering, and surveying . . . all with over 700 illustrations, including diagrams, detailed drawings, plats, and reports generated at the various design stages, as well as charts, tables, and more.

This edition includes regulatory changes; new data on open space areas for landscape architects; coverage of the latest advances in GPS and GIS technology; new perspectives on urban growth; and updated case studies, plans, and details. You'll find a thorough description of the design and approval process for residential, commercial, and retail land development projects and access to valuable bottom-line information on:

* Environmental issues, including erosion and sediment control, storm water management, environmental impact studies and assessments, and water quality
* Types of local regulations; where to get necessary project approval; what to expect during the process
* Site analysis and selection criteria for feasibility studies
* Technical information on the design of suburban infrastructure components such as water treatment and supply systems, sanitary sewer systems, storm drain systems, and roads
* The complete spectrum of surveying methods, including Global Positioning System Surveys and Geographic Information Systems

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II Feasibility and Site Analysis
Allowable Use of Site
Site Analysis and Site Selection

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THE DEWBERRY COMPANIES, headquartered in Fairfax, Virginia, started out as a six-person civil engineering company in 1956 serving the northern Virginia area. Since then the company has grown to a nationally known design firm with over 1,600 employees, 26 offices, an amazing array of people, resources, and capabilities. Dedicated to architecture, planning, and surveying, the Dewberry Companies is rated one of the top 100 land development firms in the United States by the ENR.

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