Landscape Construction

Author: David Sauter

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781401842819

Category: Architecture

Page: 491

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With simple, complete instructions for a multitude of exterior construction projects, this publication is a valuable learning and resource tool for landscape contractors, designers, and homeowners. Photos and illustrations support the instructions for such activities as site preparation, grading and drainage, utilities and irrigation, retaining wall construction, paving, exterior carpentry, fencing, and such amenities as pools, ponds, and edging. Readers will welcome the easy-to-follow process of construction and a review of various materials, tools, and methods. A discussion of estimating and bidding for jobs will be of value to professionals in their work and of interest to homeowners as they consider their own exterior projects. This may be the sole resource needed to accomplish a multitude of hardscape construction goals.
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A Guide to Site Planning and Landscape Construction

Author: Harvey M. Rubenstein

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471129325

Category: Architecture

Page: 412

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Ideal for both working professionals and students, this classic work serves as a truly comprehensive resource for site design and planning. Now in a new and fully updated Fourth Edition, A Guide to Site Planning and Landscape Construction presents both design elements and technical site planning information in a clear, concise, and highly visual format. As a teaching tool, it guides the reader through the actual development of a site plan, and demonstrates how to carry out the necessary calculations and specifications. By combining a design approach with technical background data, it enables creative talent to be used to the utmost advantage. Its broad range of coverage makes it an excellent study guide for the registration examinations in both architecture and landscape architecture. The first of its three sections introduces the reader to the critical thinking process, and fully explains design guidelines, resource analysis and site selection, visual design factors, natural elements, land use, and circulation. The second section, on site engineering and landscape construction, covers contour lines, grading and earthwork calculations, site drainage, alignment of horizontal and vertical curves, site and landscape construction details, plant material, and specifications. The final section offers a broad array of illustrative project types, including detailed material on sports facilities and playgrounds, rooftop gardens, and residential development concepts. A Guide to Site Planning and Landscape Construction is lavishly illustrated with hundreds of photos, site plans, and line drawings, as well as an abundance of figures, tables, charts, and sample problems. New material in the Fourth Edition includes resource analysis with wetlands and steep slope districts, the latest accessibility guidelines, updated coverage of bikeway design, road alignment and circulation patterns, and safety guidelines for playgrounds. For practitioners and students in architecture, landscape architecture, planning, and civil engineering, A Guide to Site Planning and Landscape Construction offers an indispensable and authoritative reference. A Guide to Site Planning and Landscape Construction Now, in a new edition, this classic reference integrates the principles and processes of site design with detailed technical information. Featuring a design approach to site planning fully supported by detailed technical data, A Guide to Site Planning and Landscape Construction has become widely recognized as the best single-source reference work available in the field. Its clarity, comprehensiveness, and attractive visual format make it an indispensable reference tool for both practitioners and students, as well as an excellent study guide for the registration exams in architecture and landscape architecture. Organized to follow the actual development of a site plan, this book guides the reader through the planning process and covers all the key elements, including: Basic design principles Site selection and resource analysis Land use and circulation Development design guidelines Contour lines, grading design, and earthwork calculations Drainage and erosion control Roadway alignment Site and landscape construction details Plant material in site planning Specifications Illustrative project types, including sports facilities, playgrounds, rooftop gardens, and residential development concepts With over 560 illustrations, including photos, site plans, and drawings, A Guide to Site Planning and Landscape Construction is a rich resource for architects, landscape architects, planners, and civil engineers. Cover Design: Robin Lee Malik
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Kerr's Cost Data for Landscape Construction

1994 Unit Prices for Site Development

Author: Norman L. Dietrich

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471286196

Category: Architecture

Page: 224

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A classic in the field, this comprehensive reference provides current information for readers who need to estimate the construction costs of landscape architecture projects. Written by a professor of landscape architecture at Iowa State University, this guide provides unit prices easily combined to fit specific job requirements. Coverage includes per diems, crew and equipment, installation, and materials.
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Sustainable Landscape Construction

A Guide to Green Building Outdoors, Second Edition

Author: J. William Thompson,Kim Sorvig

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 1597267848

Category: Architecture

Page: 416

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Published at the beginning of the twenty-first century, Sustainable Landscape Construction took a new approach to what was then a nearly new subject: how to construct outdoor environments based on principles of sustainability. This enormously influential book helped to spur a movement that has taken root around the U.S. and throughout the world. The second edition has been thoroughly updated to include the most important developments in this landscape revolution, along with the latest scientific research in the field. It has been expanded to provide even more ideas for designing, building, and maintaining environmentally sensitive landscapes. It is essential reading for everyone with an interest in “green” landscape design. Like its predecessor, the new edition of Sustainable Landscape Construction is organized around principles that reflect the authors’ desire to put environmental ethics into practice. Each chapter focuses on one over-arching idea. These principles of sustainability are clearly articulated and are developed through specific examples. More than 100 projects from around the globe are described and illustrated. A new chapter details ways in which landscape architectural practice must respond to the dangers posed by fire, floods, drought, extreme storms, and climate change. Sustainable Landscape Construction is a crucial complement to basic landscape construction texts, and is a one-of-a-kind reference for professionals, students, and concerned citizens.
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Sustainable Landscape Construction, Third Edition

A Guide to Green Building Outdoors

Author: Kim Sorvig,J. William Thompson

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 161091810X

Category: Architecture

Page: 504

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Since the publication of its first edition in 2000, Sustainable Landscape Construction has helped spur a movement towards resilient outdoor environments, in the U.S. and throughout the world. The third edition has been updated to address important recent developments in this landscape revolution, including expanded coverage of industry trends toward performance monitoring, as well as the necessity to plan for the realities of changing climates. Some of the trends covered will shift how landscape architects and contractors will do business in the challenging years ahead: many professionals and clients will focus on restoration projects, motivated by ecosystem services and social justice, and funded by innovative methods. Sustainable Landscape Construction is part of the canon of landscape construction texts, and with this update, remains a visionary, one of a kind reference for professionals and students.
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Landscape Construction and Detailing

Author: Alan Blanc

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing

ISBN: N.A

Category: House & Home

Page: 210

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Create gorgeous, environmentally friendly landscapes. From revitalization of urban parks to meticulous mapping of residential gardens, Alan Blanc's Landscape Construction and Detailing gives you a hands-on environmenal approach to designing all kinds of public and private landscapes. Filled with over 500 inspiring photographs and line illustrations of sites around the world, this sure-fire design resource gives you technical specifications on the full range of landscape details. . .as well as the know-how to master both modern and time-honored methods of landscaping. You get easy-to-apply guidelines for: soft, flexible, and firm surfaces; paving and timber steps; edge treatment; water and drainage; markers, fencing, and walls; Trellises and pergolas; lighting systems; materials selection; security; environmental safety; much more.
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Landscape

Construction of a Reality

Author: Katrin Bucher Trantow,Peter Pakesch,Katia Huemer

Publisher: Walther Konig, Cologne

ISBN: 9783863357313

Category: Art, Modern

Page: 280

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This comprehensive reader deals with the American landscape in the second half of the twentieth century. It illustrates how a romantic American tradition in the representation of the countryside reached an apotheosis at the same time in both hyperrealist painting and photography, one which is highly significant in the history and development of the concept of landscape.The practice of Land Art is examined, as the starting point in a new form of landscape representation, as well as the more recent notion of landscape in terms of its political aspects.The book includes theoretical texts that explore the various aspects of this huge theme, as well as short descriptions and illustrations of works, and biographies of the artists concerned.Using the example of pioneering works from the 1960s, the exhibition Landscape in Motion shows that landscape is a term that is subject to continuous change in the human mind.Film plays an essential role in this - as the prerequisite for capturing the reality of landscape, but also as a kind of catalyst that fundamentally influences these processes of perception.Featuring the work of artists such as Darren Almond, James Benning, Ursula Biemann, Tacita Dean, Ed Ruscha, Robert Smithson, Marine Hugonnier, and Michael Snow, among others.Published on the occasion of the exhibition Landscape in Motion: Cinematic Visions of an Uncertain Tomorrow at Kunsthaus Graz, 13 March - 26 October 2015.
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Basic landscape construction

Author: Douglas Rossi,Ortho Books

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780897212854

Category: Architecture

Page: 96

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Enhanced with color photographs and illustrations, a how-to instruction guide for planning and building outdoor structures and landscape constructions such as patios, decks, and walkways includes maintenance and care tips for these landscape structures. Original. 10,000 first printing.
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Landscape Construction

Procedures, Techniques, and Design

Author: Floyd A. Giles

Publisher: Stipes Pub Llc

ISBN: N.A

Category: Architecture

Page: 250

View: 7042

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Resource added for the Landscape Horticulture Technician program 100014.
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