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The first choice among land development engineers, this edition is newly updated and expanded. It is required reading for young engineers and a convenient reference for experienced engineers. This is the essential book for civil engineers in land development and provides helpful information for all land development professionals including feasibility studies and cost estimating. Practical Manual of Land Development provides step-by-step instructions for design, including formulas, tools, technical data, guidelines, and checklists to make your development project run smoothly. The Forth Edition emphasizes efficient usage of computers and now includes specifications for ADA and NPDES. It is presented in metric as well English units. New chapters added and charts up-dated.

Barbara Colley, P.E., is the head of BC3E, Barbara Colley Consulting Engineers, a firm that provides a full range of civil engineering design services, based in Sonoma County, California. She is a land development specialist with over 30 years' experience. Her work has spanned hydrology, hydraulic system design, solid and water-borne waste management, natural resources and environmental impact, geology, and transportation studies.

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Revised and updated edition (the first was published in 1986 under the title Practical Manual of Site Development) of a reference for civil engineers and other professionals working on land development projects, providing practical information on all aspects of the field, from the factors involved in site analysis and cost estimating, to the role of earthwork in construction, to provisions for roadways and parking lots, sanitary sewers, storm drainage, and water supply. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780070119673
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 9/1/1998
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 7.62 (w) x 9.58 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Barbara Colley, P.E., is the head of BC3E, Barbara Colley Consulting Engineers, a firm that provides a full range of civil engineering design services, based in Sonoma County, California. She is a land development specialist with over 30 years' experience. Her work has spanned hydrology, hydraulic system design, solid and water-borne waste management, natural resources and environmental impact, geology, and transportation studies.
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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Land development 1
Ch. 2 Resources 17
Ch. 3 Site analysis 45
Ch. 4 Maps and plans 57
Ch. 5 Preliminary engineering 81
Ch. 6 Earthwork 101
Ch. 7 Roadways and parking lots 127
Ch. 8 Sanitary sewers 155
Ch. 9 Storm drainage 183
Ch. 10 Protecting and conserving water resources 211
Ch. 11 Water supply lines 227
Ch. 12 The finished plans, specifications, and estimates 241
Ch. 13 The construction phase 261
Ch. 14 Putting it all together 267
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