Land Development Handbook / Edition 3

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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: 370,201
  • 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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