Site Engineering for Landscape Architects

ISBN-10: 0470138149
ISBN-13: 9780470138144
Edition: 5th 2010
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Description: Site Engineering is the text of choice in many site engineering, planning, and construction courses. It introduces the principles and techniques of basic site engineering for grading, drainage, earthwork, and road alignment. The fifth edition,  More...

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Book details

List price: $95.00
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/13/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 368
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.574
Language: English

Site Engineering is the text of choice in many site engineering, planning, and construction courses. It introduces the principles and techniques of basic site engineering for grading, drainage, earthwork, and road alignment. The fifth edition, revised to stay up-to-date with current technologies in the field of landscape architecture, contains new information on topics such as sustainability, storm water management, green roofs, and CAD. It also features updated case studies and can be used in conjunction with a workbook of exercises and review questions for student and professional use (Site Engineering Workbook, P000086103,35).

The late Steven Strom, Fasla, was Associate Professor of the Department of Landscape Architecture at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.Kurt Nathan, Ms, Pe, is Professor Emeritus at Rutgers, The State Uni?versity of New Jersey, and was formerly a consulting engineer for Conservation Engineering.Jake Woland, Asla, is a landscape architect with Hewitt in Seattle, Washington.

Preface
Acknowledgments
Site Engineering IS Design
Why Is an Understanding of This Material Important?
The Design Language of Site Engineering
Summary
Grading Constraints
Environmental Constraints
Functional Constraints
Summary of Critical Constraints
Contours and Form
Definition
Constructing a Section
Characteristics of Contour Lines
Contour Signatures and Landform
Case Studies
Interpolation and Slope
Topographic Data
Interpolation
Calculating Slope
Slopes Expressed as Ratios and Degrees
Slope Analysis
Grading of Simple Design Elements
Grading of Linear Elements
Grading by Proportion
Visualizing Topography from Contour Lines
Grading of Planar Areas
Swales to Divert Runoff
Area Grading Process
Grading Process
Introduction
Applying the Grading Process
Grading Plan Graphics
Soils in Construction
Role of Soil in Site Planning
Implications of Soils for Site Construction
Geotechnical Exploration and Soil Investigation
Soil Characteristics
Soil Classification
Engineering Properties of Soils
Structural Soils
Lightweight Soils
Geotextiles
Construction Sequence for Grading
Placing and Compacting Soils
Earthwork Specifications
Earthwork
Definitions
Grading Operations
Computation of Cut-and-Fill Volumes
Storm Water Management
Storm Runoff
Hydrologic Cycle
Nature of the Problem
Management Philosophy
Storm Water Management Strategies
Principles and Techniques
Case Studies
Summary
Soil Erosion and Sediment Control
Introduction
Regulatory Requirements
Soil Erosion Factors
Erosion and Sedimentation Processes
Erosion and Sediment Control Principles
Development of an Erosion and Sediment Control Plan
Runoff Considerations
Construction Sequencing
Erosion Control Measures
Sediment Control Measures
Case Studies
Summary
Determining Rates and Volumes of Storm Runoff: The Rational and Modified Rational Methods
Introduction
Rational Method
Modified Rational Method
Volumes of Runoff, Storage, and Release
Required Storage for Detention or Retention Ponds by the Modified Rational Method
Summary
Natural Resources Conservation Service Methods of Estimating Runoff Rates, Volumes, and Required Detention Storage
Introduction
Rainfall
Procedures of TR55
Volume for Detention Storage
Summary
Designing and Sizing Storm Water Management Systems
Management Systems
Design and Layout of Drainage Systems
Applications
Subsurface Drainage
Summary
Site Layout and Dimensioning
Hierarchy of Dimensioning
Dimensioning Guidelines
Horizontal Layout Methods
Layout Plans
Horizontal Road Alignment
Types of Horizontal Curves
Circular Curve Elements
Circular Curve Formulas
Degree of Curve
Stationing
Horizontal Sight Distance
Construction Drawing Graphics
Horizontal Alignment Procedures
Superelevation
Case Study
Vertical Road Alignment
Vertical Curve Formula
Equal Tangent Curves
Calculating the Locations of High and Low Points
Unequal Tangent Curves
Construction Drawing Graphics
Vertical Sight Distances
Road Alignment Procedure
Table of Metric Equivalents
Metric Drawing Scales
Glossary
Bibliography
Index

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