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A Guide to Site Planning and Landscape Construction

 
 
 
 
A Guide to Site Planning and Landscape Construction
Author: Harvey M. Rubenstein
ISBN 13: 9780471129325
ISBN 10: 471129321
Edition: 4
Publisher: Wiley
Publication Date: 1996-04-12
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 424
List Price: $135.00
 
 

Ideal for both working professionals and students, this classic work serves as a truly comprehensive resource for site design and planning. Now in a new and fully updated Fourth Edition, A Guide to Site Planning and Landscape Construction presents both design elements and technical site planning information in a clear, concise, and highly visual format. As a teaching tool, it guides the reader through the actual development of a site plan, and demonstrates how to carry out the necessary calculations and specifications. By combining a design approach with technical background data, it enables creative talent to be used to the utmost advantage. Its broad range of coverage makes it an excellent study guide for the registration examinations in both architecture and landscape architecture.

The first of its three sections introduces the reader to the critical thinking process, and fully explains design guidelines, resource analysis and site selection, visual design factors, natural elements, land use, and circulation. The second section, on site engineering and landscape construction, covers contour lines, grading and earthwork calculations, site drainage, alignment of horizontal and vertical curves, site and landscape construction details, plant material, and specifications. The final section offers a broad array of illustrative project types, including detailed material on sports facilities and playgrounds, rooftop gardens, and residential development concepts.

A Guide to Site Planning and Landscape Construction is lavishly illustrated with hundreds of photos, site plans, and line drawings, as well as an abundance of figures, tables, charts, and sample problems. Newmaterial in the Fourth Edition includes resource analysis with wetlands and steep slope districts, the latest accessibility guidelines, updated coverage of bikeway design, road alignment and circulation patterns, and safety guidelines for playgrounds.

For practitioners and students in architecture, landscape architecture, planning, and civil engineering, A Guide to Site Planning and Landscape Construction offers an indispensable and authoritative reference.

A Guide to Site Planning and Landscape Construction

Now, in a new edition, this classic reference integrates the principles and processes of site design with detailed technical information.

Featuring a design approach to site planning fully supported by detailed technical data, A Guide to Site Planning and Landscape Construction has become widely recognized as the best single-source reference work available in the field. Its clarity, comprehensiveness, and attractive visual format make it an indispensable reference tool for both practitioners and students, as well as an excellent study guide for the registration exams in architecture and landscape architecture. Organized to follow the actual development of a site plan, this book guides the reader through the planning process and covers all the key elements, including:
* Basic design principles
* Site selection and resource analysis
* Land use and circulation
* Development design guidelines
* Contour lines, grading design, and earthwork calculations
* Drainage and erosion control
* Roadway alignment
* Site and landscape construction details
* Plant material in site planning
* Specifications
* Illustrative project types, including sports facilities, playgrounds, rooftop gardens, and residential development concepts


With over 560 illustrations, including photos, site plans, and drawings, A Guide to Site Planning and Landscape Construction is a rich resource for architects, landscape architects, planners, and civil engineers.

Cover Design: Robin Lee Malik

Booknews

Updated and retitled from A Guide to Site and Environmental Planning published in three editions from 1969 to 1989. A comprehensive reference for professionals and text for students presenting both design concepts and technical information. The design principles include visual factors, land use, and resource analysis. Among the engineering and construction details described are drainage, grading, alignment of horizontal and vertical curves, and plant material. Most of the example project types are public such as sports facilities, playgrounds, and rooftop gardens, but do include residential developments. Well illustrated in black and white. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)