Site Engineering for Landscape Architects, Fifth Edition

  • 5h 56m
  • Jake Woland, Kurt Nathan, Steven Strom
  • John Wiley & Sons (US)
  • 2009

The fully updated edition of the leading fundamentals book on site design and engineering

Site Engineering for Landscape Architects, Fourth Edition continues a long tradition as the leading, comprehensive introduction to site engineering. This revised edition is fully updated to address emerging theories, applications, the increasing use of CAD and CAD-related technologies, and much more.

From interpreting landform and contour lines to designing horizontal and vertical road alignments, from construction sequencing to designing storm water management systems, this Fourth Edition offers an integrated presentation of site engineering concepts essential to practicing landscape architecture today. Complete with new case studies and new material on soils and earthwork, erosion control, and site layout and horizontal control, it is also a perfect preparation guide for the most challenging section of the Landscape Architecture Registration Exam (LARE).

In addition to helpful sample problems, calculations, and case studies, this updated Fourth Edition features a companion Web site with expanded case studies and links to a variety of regulatory, site engineering, and software resources.

Site Engineering for Landscape Architects, Fourth Edition makes it easier than ever for students and professionals to quickly master the principles and practices involved in today’s environmentally sound site engineering.

About the Authors

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.

In this Book

  • Preface
  • Site Engineering IS Design
  • Grading Constraints
  • Contours and Form
  • Interpolation and Slope
  • Grading of Simple Design Elements
  • Grading Process
  • Soils in Construction
  • Earthwork
  • Storm Water Management
  • Soil Erosion and Sediment Control
  • Determining Rates and Volumes of Storm Runoff: The Rational and Modified Rational Methods
  • Natural Resources Conservation Service Methods of Estimating Runoff Rates, Volumes, and Required Detention Storage
  • Designing and Sizing Storm Water Management Systems
  • Site Layout and Dimensioning
  • Horizontal Road Alignment
  • Vertical Road Alignment
  • Bibliography
  • Color Inserts