Practical Manual of Land Development / Edition 4

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Overview

The Reference Choice for Land Development Professionals

Current data. Solid basics. Essential equations. An excellent text for land development newcomers. A favorite reference of experienced pros.

A classic in land development instruction — now newly updated and expanded — Practical Manual of Land Development provides:

  • An expert overview of land development engineering
  • Step-by-step instructions for designing grading plans; streets, roads, and highways; parking lots; sanitary sewers and storm drains
  • Comprehensive help with civil engineering design, from feasibility studies to construction coordination
  • Tested guidelines for preparing cost and fee estimates
  • Checklists for plans, specifications, and estimates
  • Essential reading on stakeholder participation in land development issues
  • Helpful tips on coordinating with other land development professionals

NEW IN THE FOURTH EDITION

  • New and updated illustrations and checklists
  • Updated best practices for Clean Water Act and National Pollution Discharge Elimination System compliance
  • Expanded coverage of CADD (Computer-Assisted Design and Drafting)
  • Guidance on complying with the Americans with Disabilities Act
  • New chapter on stormwater drainage controls
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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: 9780071448666
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 5/31/2005
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 416
  • Sales rank: 517,426
  • Product dimensions: 7.70 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 1.04 (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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