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Landscape Construction

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ISBN-10: 140184281X

ISBN-13: 9781401842819

Edition: 2nd 2005 (Revised)

Authors: David Sauter

List price: $263.95
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With simple, complete instructions for a multitude of exterior construction projects, this publication is a valuable learning and resource tool for landscape contractors, designers, and homeowners. Photos and illustrations support the instructions for such activities as site preparation, grading and drainage, utilities and irrigation, retaining wall construction, paving, exterior carpentry, fencing, and such amenities as pools, ponds, and edging. Readers will welcome the easy-to-follow process of construction and a review of various materials, tools, and methods. A discussion of estimating and bidding for jobs will be of value to professionals in their work and of interest to homeowners as…    
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Book details

List price: $263.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning
Publication date: 7/14/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 512
Size: 8.75" wide x 11.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.530
Language: English

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…    

Introduction
The Landscape Construction Process
Legal Requirements
Interpreting Construction Documents
Construction Math
Project Pricing
Safety in the Workplace
Basic Construction Techniques and Equipment Operation
Construction Staking
Site Preparation
Preservation of Existing Site Elements
Removing Unwanted Site Elements
Grading, Site Drainage, and Erosion Protection
Site Grading
Site Drainage
Erosion Control
Site Utilities
DC Site Lighting and Related Electrical Work
Water and Irrigation Systems
Landscaping Retaining Walls and Stairs
Materials and Installation Techniques for Retaining Walls
Tie and Timber Retaining Walls
Segmental Precast Unit Retaining Walls
Dry-Laid Stone Retaining Walls
Gabion Retaining Walls
Stairs
Landscape Paving
Materials and Site Preparation for Paving
Concrete Paving
Unit Pavers
Dry-Laid Stone Paving
Mortared Paving
Granular Paving
Wood Landscape Structures
Materials for Exterior Carpentry
Wood Decks and Platforms
Wood Stairs, Railings, Seating, and Skirting
Wood Overhead Structures
Fences and Freestanding Walls
Fencing
Freestanding Walls
Site Amenties
Water Features and Bridges
Site Furniture, Signage, and Pre-Fabricated Playground Equipment
Edging, Planters, and Plant Protection Equipment
Summary
Appendices
Glossary
Bibliography
Index