Time-Saver Standards for Landscape Architecture / Edition 2by Charles Harris, Nicholas Dines, Nicholas T. Dines
Pub. Date: 11/28/1997
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Newly designed and containing a full 40 percent completely new content, Time-Saver Standards for Landscape Architecture, Second Edition, continues to be the most complete source of site design and construction standards and data. It is fully metric, to meet Federal and International requirements. It features increased coverage of: Site storm water "best management" practices · New urban tree planting and xeriscape concepts · Earth retaining structures and pavement design · Land reclamation, including soil and vegetation restoration · Metric site layout practices, including recreation facilities · Energy and resource conservation · Natural processes and site construction procedures · New expanded construction details · Simplified construction materials data. Over 50 sections provide concise tables, checklists, "Key Point" text summaries, and illustrations to provide an invaluable information resource for offices and classrooms throughout the world.
Table of Contents
Process.Standards and Guidelines.Techniques.Structures.Improvements.Special Conditions.Site Utilities.Materials.Details and Devices.
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Landscape Architecture is a young and emerging profession. It is also a marginal discipline that borrows heavily from other disciplines like Horticulture, Architecture, Ecology and Civil Engineering, etc. The boundary and standards for Landscape Architecture has not been finalized yet. 'Time-Saver Standards for Landscape Architecture' can help to set an industrial standard for Landscape Architecture. 'Time-Saver Standards for Landscape Architecture' is separated into 9 divisions (please note these are NOT CSI Masterformat divisions, just divisions used for this book only), including process (construction documents and specifications, site construction operation), standards and guidelines (spatial standards, energy and resource conservations, outdoor accessibilities, natural hazards: earthquake, landslides and snow avalanches, land subsidence, expansive soils), techniques (site grading, stormwater management, pedestrian, bicycle, and vehicular circulation), structures (retaining walls, small dams, surfacing and paving, fences, screens and walls, wood deck and boardwalks, pedestrian bridge), improvements (site furniture and features, recreational and athletic facilities, pools and fountains, outdoor lighting, plants and planting), special condition (deck and roof landscapes, interior landscapes, disturbed landscapes, sound control), site utilities (water, sewer, irrigation, and recreational water bodies), materials (soils and aggregates, asphalt, concrete, masonry, wood, metals, plastic and glass, geotextiles), and details and devises. There is also a list of agencies and organizations and a list of reference after each section. 'Time-Saver Standards for Landscape Architecture' has 928 pages and many line drawings and interior black-and-white photos. It is a good reference book for landscape design professionals. Copyright 2007 Gang Chen, author of 'Planting Design Illustrated' Non-exclusive rights of use granted to bn.com
Time-Saver Standards for Landscape Architecture, by Charles Harris and Nicholas Dines is a standard in the trade and this edition, seriously upgraded and far more inclusive, is a highly valuable addition. Long considered by many in the trade to be perhaps THE major book on the subject of landscape construction, this fine book deserves a spot on the bookshelf of every professional landscape contractor. Full of practical detail, this large and expensive reference work will more than pay its way.