A Guide to Site Planning and Landscape Construction / Edition 4by Harvey M. Rubenstein, Rubenstein
Pub. Date: 04/28/1996
This classic reference presents site design elements and introductory technical site planning information in a clear, concise and visual format. Updated and retitled from 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
This classic reference presents site design elements and introductory technical site planning information in a clear, concise and visual format. Updated and retitled from 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. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or. 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
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Table of Contents
DESIGN PRINCIPALS AND PROCESS.
Site Selection and Resource Analysis.
Visual Design Factors, Context, and Natural Elements.
Land Use and Circulation.
Development Design Guidelines.
SITE ENGINEERING AND LANDSCAPE CONSTRUCTION DETAILING.
Grading and Earthwork Calculations.
Alignment of Horizontal and Vertical Curves.
Site and Landscape Construction Details.
Plant Material in Site Planning.
ILLUSTRATIVE PROJECT TYPES.
Sports Facilities and Playgrounds.
Residential Development Concepts.
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