Perfect for use as a study guide for the most difficult section of the Landscape Architecture Registration Exam (LARE) or as a handy professional reference, Site Engineering for Landscape Architects, Fifth Edition gives readers a strong foundation for engaging in site development that is environmentally sensitive and intellectually stimulating.
The leading guide to site design and engineering, now fully updated.
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 principals 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 file of landscape architecture.
Introducing landform and the language of its design, the text explores the site engineering concepts essential to practicing landscape architecture today - from interpreting landform and contour lines, to designing horizontal and vertical road alignments to construction sequencing, to designing and sizing stormwater management systems. Integrating design with the construction and implementation processes, the authors provide students with a progressive understanding of the subject matter.
This new edition expands its coverage of such current topics as sustainability, green roofs, bioengineering, and lightweight and structural soils. It also features new case studies, as well as inspiring graphics and color photos with real-world examples.
Table of Contents
1. Site Engineering IS Design.
Why is an understanding of this material important?
The Design Language of Site Engineering.
2. Grading Constraints.
Summary of Critical Constraints.
3. Contours and Form.
Constructing a Section.
Characteristics of Contour Lines.
Contour Signatures and Landform.
4. Interpolation and Slope.
Slopes Expressed As Ratios and Degrees.
5. Grading of Simple Design Elements.
Grading of Linear Elements.
Grading By Proportion.
Visualizing Topography from Contour Lines.
Grading of Planar Areas.
Swales to Divert Runoff.
Area Grading Process.
6. Grading Process.
Applying the Grading Process.
Grading Plan Graphics.
7. Soils in Construction
Role of Soil in Site Planning.
Implications of Soils to Site Construction.
Geotechnical Exploration and Soil Investigation.
Engineering Properties of Soils.
Light Weight Soils.
Construction Sequence for Grading.
Placing and Compacting Soils.
Computation of Cut and Fill Volumes.
9. Storm Water Management.
Nature of the Problem.
Storm Water Management Strategies.
Principles and Techniques.
10. Soil Erosion and Sediment Control.
Soil Erosion Factors.
Erosion and Sedimentation Processes.
Erosion and Sediment Control Principles.
Development of an Erosion and Sediment Control Plan.
Erosion Control Measures.
Sediment Control Measures.
11. Determining Rates and Volumes of Storm Runoff: The Rational and Modified Rational ethods.
Modified Rational Method.
Volumes of Runoff, Storage and Release.
Required Storage for Detention or Retention Ponds by the Modified Rational Method.
12. Natural Resources Conservation Service Methods of Estimating Runoff Rates, Volumes, nd Required Detention Storage.
Procedues of TR55.
Volume for Detention Storage.
13. Designing and Sizing Storm Water Management Systems.
Design and Layout of Drainage Systems.
14. Site Layout and Dimensioning.
Hierarchy of Dimensioning.
Horizontal Layout Methods.
15. Horizontal Road Alignment.
Types of Horizontal Curves.
Circular Curve Elements.
Circular Curve Formulas.
Degree of Curve.
Horizontal Sight Distance.
Construction Drawing Graphics.
Horizontal Alignment Procedures.
16. Vertical Road Alignment.
Vertical Curve Formula.
Equal Tangent Curves.
Calculating the Locations of High and Low Points.
Unequal Tangent Curves.
Vertical Sight Distances.
Road Alignment Procedure.
Appendix I: Table of Metric Equivalents.
Appendix II: Drawing Scales.