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Design. This efficiency-boosting resource gives you fast
access to 350 of the most commonly used site construction
details. It's all here: details for curbs, steps, lighting
fixtures, walls, and much more - ready to be copied from the
convenient spiral-bound, lie-flat format. What's more,
this manual offers you a clear view of each detail both in
section and in a photograph of a sample installation. To
further simplify and speed up your design and adaptation
work, each clear, standard-scaled detail is accompanied by
full data on: Cost; CSI Master format reference: Applications; Installation; Intensity of use and substrate constraints; Maintenance and Climatological requirements; Plus many other relevant considerations. Perfect for on-site consultation or desktop at-a-glance reference, as well as time-saving adaptation documents, Site Construction Details Manual gives landscape, design, and construction professionals the comprehensive and up-to-date selection of details they need, right where they need it. Any way you look at it, this all-in-one detail anthology is an invaluable on-the-job tool - one that you'll definitely want to keep within reach. Handy Companion
to McGraw-Hill's Landscape Construction Details CD-ROM!
Posted January 1, 2008
Detailing is difficult for young design professionals. College education does not cover enough detail design, the only ways to learn how to develop details are: 1) learn through working experience in design offices 2) teach yourself by reading good books. 'Time-Saver Standards Site Construction Details Manual' can alleviate this problem. When they wrote this book, Nicholas T. Dines, FASLA was a professor and director for the graduate MLA program at the University of Massachusetts, and already had 32 years of professional experience. Kyle Brown was an assistant professor of Landscape Architecture at California Polytechnic University, Pomona, and held a Bachelor and a Master degree in Landscape Architecture and was a Ph. D candidate in regional planning. 'Time-Saver Standards Site Construction Details Manual' covers athletic surfaces (natural and artificial turf, athletic paving), curbs (asphalt, brick, wood, stone and concrete curbs), drainage inlets (catch basins, area drains, trench drains), drainage swales (concrete, stone and vegetated swales), lighting (accent, pedestrian and vehicular lighting), paving (aggregate, asphalt, brick, concrete, stone, wood and synthetic paving, reinforce turf), paving dividers (brick, concrete and stone paving dividers), paving edges, paving joints, pedestrian ramps, planting, ponds, retaining structures, seatwalls, steps, and walls. There is also a useful detail index at the end. The details in this book are useful, but you still have to adapt them per your specific project condition. For example, some of the paving details call for 'reinforcement as required.' If you just copy and use these details, I guarantee you'll get change orders for your job. You should adapt these details per the soils report and tenant or developer criteria of your job and / or consult your structural engineer to actually specify what kind of reinforcement you are using for these details in your job. 'Time-Saver Standards Site Construction Details Manual' has 416 pages and 350 common site details. It is a good Site Construction reference book for architects, landscape architects and engineers. Like any other books, it'll not cover every situation for your job. As a design professional, you should still review and adapt these details for your job. Copyright 2007 Gang Chen, author of 'Planting Design Illustrated' Non-exclusive rights of use granted to bn.comWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.