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* Includes Federal and other regulations and ADA site requirements
* Covers sustainable practices such as storm water rehabilitation and quality assurance
* Includes guidance on project management issues including permitting and quality assurance


Site Planning and Design Handbook bridges the gap between the traditional methods of site planning and design and our growing awareness of sustainability issues. Meticulously written and heavily illustrated with construction details and graphic standards, the Handbook offers thorough, detailed coverage of:
* Site analysis
* Environmental assessment
* Grading
* Design for traffic control
* Open space design
* Project management issues, including permitting and quality assurance
* Historic landscapes
* Preserving trees
* Storm water management
* Materials specifications and standards

Author Thomas Russ, a registered landscape architect and environmental manager, skillfully blends the technical as well as artistic aspects of site design to generate creativity and efficiency in both realms. Russ provides standards and guidelines that will support a design choice and provide a basis for educating clients and the public.

Site Planning and Design Handbook is the perfect vehicle for landscape architects, civil engineers, architects, and planners and developers who want to successfully create within the “new design paradigm.”

About the Author Thomas H. Russ is a registered landscape architect and environmental manager with his own consulting practice. Mr. Russ is also an associate professor at the College of Southern Maryland and is the author of McGraw-Hill's Redeveloping Brownfields. He has been a project manager or project designer for more than 70 land development projects and has consulted on more than 150 others. Mr. Russ is a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects and is a continuing education provider for ASLA , the American Institute of Architects, and other associations.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071377843
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 6/28/2002
  • Series: McGraw-Hill Handbooks Ser.
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 560
  • Product dimensions: 7.60 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 1.25 (d)

Meet the Author

Thomas H. Russ is a registered landscape architect with experience as a principle in several firms, as a project manager for more than 70 projects, and as principle in charge for more than 150 projects. His experience ranges from projects designing residential subdivisions, to regional commercial centers, to the restoration of more than 30 brownfield sites and other impacted landscapes. Mr. Russ, currently Professor of Environmental Technology, College of Southern Maryland, is the author of the McGraw-Hill publication Redeveloping Brownfields (1999).

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Sustainability and Site Design 1
Ch. 2 Site Analysis 27
Ch. 3 Site Grading 55
Ch. 4 Designing for People 91
Ch. 5 Street and Parking Lot Design 157
Ch. 6 Infrastructure 211
Ch. 7 Landscape Restoration 249
Ch. 8 Site Layout 299
Ch. 9 Vegetation in the Site Plan 331
Ch. 10 Project Management Issues 369
Ch. 11 Historic Landscapes and Preserving the Land 385
Ch. 12 Landscape and Culture 413
App. A Environmental Site Assessments 445
App. B A Preparedness, Prevention, and Contingency Plan 459
References 467
Index 473
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