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The Definitive Guide to Land Development-Every Detail, Every Issue, Every Setting

Land Development Handbook provides a step-by-step approach to any type of project, from rural greenfield development to suburban infill to urban redevelopment. With the latest information regarding green technologies and design, the book offers you a comprehensive look at the land-development process as a whole, as well as a thorough view of individual disciplines. Plus, a bonus color insert reveals the extent to which land development projects are transforming our communities!

This all-in-one guide provides in-depth coverage of:

  • Environmental issues from erosion and sediment control and stormwater management to current regulatory controls for plan approval, permitting, and green building certification
  • Comprehensive planning and zoning including new development models for mixed-use, transit-oriented, and conservation developments
  • Enhanced approaches to community and political consensus building
  • Technical design procedures for infrastructure components including roads and utilities with a new section on dry utilities
  • Surveying tools and techniques focusing on the use of GPS and GIS to collect, present, and preserve data throughout the design process
  • Plan preparation, submission, and processing with an emphasis on technologies available-from CAD modeling and design to electronic submissions, permit processing, and tracking

Subjects include:

  • Planning and zoning
  • Real Property Law
  • Engineering Feasibility
  • Environmental Regulations
  • Rezoning
  • Conceptual and Schematic Design
  • Development Patterns
  • Control, Boundary, and Topographical Surveys
  • Historic Assessment and Preservation
  • Street and Utility Design
  • Floodplain Studies
  • Grading and Earthwork
  • Water and Wastewater Treatment
  • Cost Estimating
  • Subdivision Process
  • Plan Submittals
  • Stormwater Management
  • Erosion and Sediment Control
  • And much more!
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071494373
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 5/29/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 1135
  • Sales rank: 367,314
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 1.80 (d)

Meet the Author

The Dewberry Companies is an A/E firm operating in 18 states. It was rated by Building Design and Construction magazine as one of the top 20 commercial design firms, and routinely appears in Engineering News-Record's annual list of the top 50 design firms.

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Table of Contents

Part I: Overview

Chapter 1. Overview of the Land Development Process

Part II: Feasibility and Site Analysis

II.A: Feasibility and Programming

Chapter 2. Environmental Policy and Regulations

Chapter 3. Environmental Site Feasibility and Assessments

Chapter 4. Historic Architectural and Archaeological Resource Assessment

Chapter 5. Engineering Feasibility

II.B: Site Analysis: Allowable Use of Site

Chapter 6. Real Property Law

Chapter 7. Comprehensive Planning and Zoning

Chapter 8. Subdivision Ordinances, Site Plan Regulations, and Building Codes

II.C: Rezoning

Chapter 9. The Rezoning Process

Chapter 10. Exactions, Infrastructure Enhancements, and Fees

Part III: Conceptual Design

Chapter 11. Development Patterns and Principles

Part IV: Schematic Design

II.A: Base Map Preparation

Chapter 12. Control Surveys for Land Development

Chapter 13. Boundary Surveys for Land Development

Chapter 14. Topographic Surveys

II.B: Refinement of Previous Assumptions

Chapter 15. Environmental and Natural Resources

Chapter 16. Impacts to Historic Architectural and Archaeological Resources

Chapter 17. Brownfield Redevelopment and Environmental Considerations

Chapter 18. Floodplain Studies

Chapter 19. Preliminary Engineering and Hydrologic Analysis

Part V: Final Design

Chapter 20. Street Design

Chapter 21. Storm Drainage Design

Chapter 22. Stormwater Management Design

Chapter 23. Grading and Earthwork

Chapter 24. Wastewater Collection

Chapter 25. Water Distribution

Chapter 26. Dry Utility Design and Engineering

Chapter 27. Erosion and Sediment Control

Chapter 28. Construction and Contract Documents

Chapter 29. Construction Cost Estimating

Part VI: Plan Submission and Permitting

Chapter 30. Plan Submission, Review, and Approval Process

Chapter 31. Environmental Permits

Chapter 32. Building Permits

Part VII: Construction

Chapter 33. Construction Stakeout Surveys

Chapter 34. Certificates of Occupancy and Postconstruction Services

Part VIII: Technical Appendices

App. A. Aerial Mapping and Surveying

App. B. Stream Restoration

App. C. Soils

App. D. Wastewater Treatment

App. E. Water Supply and Treatment

App. F. Case Study: Merrifield Town Center

App. G. Technical Appendix

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