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Site Engineering for Landscape Architects / Edition 5
     

Site Engineering for Landscape Architects / Edition 5

by Steven Strom, Kurt Nathan, Jake Woland
 

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ISBN-10: 0470138149

ISBN-13: 9780470138144

Pub. Date: 04/13/2009

Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated

The Leading Choice for Site Engineering, Planning, and Construction courses, as well as for practitioners in the field, Site Engineering for Landscape Architects, Fifth Edition introduces the principles and techniques of basic site engineering for grading, drainage, earthwork, and road alignment. The Fifth Edition maintains the text's recognized quality, while

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The Leading Choice for Site Engineering, Planning, and Construction courses, as well as for practitioners in the field, Site Engineering for Landscape Architects, Fifth Edition introduces the principles and techniques of basic site engineering for grading, drainage, earthwork, and road alignment. The Fifth Edition maintains the text's recognized quality, while revising its content to keep readers up to date with current technologies in the field of landscape architecture.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470138144
Publisher:
Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date:
04/13/2009
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
8.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

Preface vii

Acknowledgments ix

1 Site Engineering IS Design 1

Why Is an Understanding of This Material Important? 1

The Design Language of Site Engineering 1

Summary 21

2 Grading Constraints 23

Environmental Constraints 23

Functional Constraints 27

Summary of Critical Constraints 36

3 Contours and Form 37

Definition 37

Constructing a Section 41

Characteristics of Contour Lines 42

Contour Signatures and Landform 44

Case Studies 58

4 Interpolation and Slope 71

Topographic Data 71

Interpolation 72

Calculating Slope 76

Slopes Expressed as Ratios and Degrees 78

Slope Analysis 79

5 Grading of Simple Design Elements 85

Grading of Linear Elements 85

Grading by Proportion 96

Visualizing Topography from Contour Lines 98

Grading of Planar Areas 98

Swales to Divert Runoff 106

Area Grading Process 107

6 Grading Process 109

Introduction 109

Applying the Grading Process 111

Grading Plan Graphics 117

7 Soils in Construction 123

Role of Soil in Site Planning 123

Implications of Soils for Site Construction 123

Geotechnical Exploration and Soil Investigation 125

Soil Characteristics 127

Soil Classification 128

Engineering Properties of Soils 130

Structural Soils 131

Lightweight Soils 132

Geotextiles 132

Construction Sequence for Grading 133

Placing and Compacting Soils 136

Earthwork Specifications 137

8 Earthwork 139

Definitions 139

Grading Operations 140

Computation of Cut-and-Fill Volumes 141

9 Storm Water Management 157

Storm Runoff 157

Hydrologic Cycle 158

Nature of the Problem 159

Management Philosophy 160

Storm Water Management Strategies 161

Principles and Techniques 163

Case Studies183

Summary 194

10 Soil Erosion and Sediment Control 195

Introduction 195

Regulatory Requirements 195

Soil Erosion Factors 196

Erosion and Sedimentation Processes 197

Erosion and Sediment Control Principles 197

Development of an Erosion and Sediment Control Plan 199

Runoff Considerations 199

Construction Sequencing 200

Erosion Control Measures 200

Sediment Control Measures 205

Case Studies 206

Summary 209

11 Determining Rates and Volumes of Storm Runoff: The Rational and Modified Rational Methods 211

Introduction 211

Rational Method 212

Modified Rational Method 223

Volumes of Runoff, Storage, and Release 228

Required Storage for Detention or Retention Ponds by the Modified Rational Method 229

Summary 233

12 Natural Resources Conservation Service Methods of Estimating Runoff Rates, Volumes, and Required Detention Storage 235

Introduction 235

Rainfall 237

Procedures of TR55 237

Volume for Detention Storage 250

Summary 253

13 Designing and Sizing Storm Water Management Systems 255

Management Systems 255

Design and Layout of Drainage Systems 261

Applications 263

Subsurface Drainage 284

Summary 289

14 Site Layout and Dimensioning 291

Hierarchy of Dimensioning 292

Dimensioning Guidelines 293

Horizontal Layout Methods 295

Layout Plans 301

15 Horizontal Road Alignment 303

Types of Horizontal Curves 303

Circular Curve Elements 305

Circular Curve Formulas 306

Degree of Curve 308

Stationing 310

Horizontal Sight Distance 313

Construction Drawing Graphics 314

Horizontal Alignment Procedures 314

Superelevation 316

Case Study 318

16 Vertical Road Alignment 323

Vertical Curve Formula 324

Equal Tangent Curves 325

Calculating the Locations of High and Low Points 326

Unequal Tangent Curves 330

Construction Drawing Graphics 333

Vertical Sight Distances 335

Road Alignment Procedure 335

Appendix I Table of Metric Equivalents 341

Appendix II Metric Drawing Scales 342

Glossary 343

Bibliography 349

Index 353

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