Landscape Construction

Author: David Sauter

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 143549718X

Category: Science

Page: 512

View: 895

Landscape Construction, 3rd edition, will help your students understand the process of construction and implementation of a multitude of exterior hardscape construction projects. This book begins with the preparation for construction and follows through to the installation of the final elements of the landscape project. Your students will appreciate the detailed discussions about site preparation, grading and drainage, utilities and irrigation, retaining wall construction, paving, exterior carpentry and fencing and free-standing walls. Such amenities as pools, ponds, and edging are also discussed in detail. All instructions are well supported by photos and illustrations. Each section contains thorough installation information for most of the contemporary materials used in today's landscapes. David Sauter has provided your students with expert perspective on materials and techniques, as well as easy-to-follow instructions. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

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

View: 6120

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.

Landscape Construction and Detailing

Author: Alan Blanc

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing

ISBN: N.A

Category: House & Home

Page: 210

View: 2080

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.

Sustainable Landscape Management

Putting Principles into Practice

Author: Ann Marie VanDerZanden,Thomas W. Cook

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470480939

Category: Architecture

Page: 320

View: 3836

The landscape industry is in the midst of major changes as the demand for environmentally responsible landscapes increases. This book offers a practical framework for the development of sustainable management strategies. Beginning with an overview of sustainable design and construction strategies, Sustainable Landscape Management focuses on key landscape management topics including ecosystem development, managing landscape beds, managing trees and shrubs, lawn care, and retro-fitting existing landscapes for sustainability, as it maps out a sound plan promoting green initiatives.

Patios and Landscape Construction 1-2-3

Author: Home Depot (Firm)

Publisher: Home Depot Books

ISBN: 9780696241116

Category: House & Home

Page: 352

View: 2383

Transform Your YardNow you can create a beautiful and functional outdoor living space for you and your family.This book offers everything you need to add beauty and appeal all around your home. Inside you'll find projects, tips, shortcuts, and advice on creating:o Brick, stone, and concrete patioso Steps and rampso Fences and gateso Arbors and trelliseso Landscaping wallso Sheds and storageo Plumbing and drainage In this book:o More than 70 projectso 1,300 color photoso Dozens of illustrationso Easy-to-follow instructions from home improvement experts

Landscape Construction

Roads, Paving and Drainage

Author: Catharine A. Fortlage,Elizabeth Phillips

Publisher: Gower Publishing Company, Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 206

View: 6816

The four volumes of Landscape Construction cover all aspects of hard landscape building and construction work. A knowledge of basic construction is an essential part of practice for the landscape designer, architect and surveyor and these volumes give straightforward and clearly illustrated information on each area.This second volume covers the principles of construction of macadam and concrete roadways, techniques with and use of all types of small paving units and granular materials, and the drainage of paved areas. Current British Standard references are included throughout.The book provides a practical, no-nonsense approach based on the authors' wide experience. The readable style, combined with comprehensive illustrations, make Landscape Construction an invaluable guide to all private and local authority landscape designers, as well as for contractors, architects and students of landscape design.

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

View: 742

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.

Landscape Construction: Walls, fences, and railings

Author: Catharine A. Fortlage,Elizabeth Thelma Phillips

Publisher: Gower Publishing Company, Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: Garden structures

Page: 228

View: 2412

Landscape Construction Volume 1 deals with elements of landscape construction which are required to provide enclosure, privacy, demarcation of land, shelter and security. The elements discussed include free-standing brick and stone walls, fences, gates and railings. Fittings and finishes are also covered. Each section describes the materials, construction and constraints relevant to the subject and a large number of detailed figures and photographs supplement the text and help to illustrate the more important aspects. There is also a section on preservation treatment and painting. The current British Standard references are included.

Construction for Landscape Architecture

Portfolio Skills

Author: Robert Holden,Jamie Liversedge

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

ISBN: 9781856697088

Category: Architecture

Page: 240

View: 5097

This is the first visual treatment of the subject for students and professionals. The book covers all aspects of landscape construction, giving a good understanding of building materials and assembly. The book is illustrated with numerous specially commissioned, detailed construction drawings. At the end of the book there is a glossary and an appendix of technical information.

Building the National Parks

Historic Landscape Design and Construction

Author: Linda Flint McClelland

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801855832

Category: Nature

Page: 591

View: 5678

The Office of Strategic Services, the forerunner of the Central Intelligence Agency, was founded in 1942 by William 'Wild Bill' Donovan under the direction of President Roosevelt, who realized the need to improve intelligence during wartime. A rigorous recruitment process enlisted agents from both the armed services and civilians to produce operational groups specializing in different foreign areas including Italy, Norway, Yugoslavia and China. At its peak in 1944, the number of men and women working in the service totaled nearly 13,500. This intriguing story of the origins and development of the American espionage forces covers all of the different departments involved, with a particular emphasis on the courageous teams operating in the field. The volume is illustrated with many photographs, including images from the film director John Ford who led the OSS Photographic Unit and parachuted into Burma in 1943.

A Guide to Site Planning and Landscape Construction

Author: Harvey M. Rubenstein

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471129325

Category: Architecture

Page: 412

View: 1758

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

Construction Detailing for Landscape and Garden Design

Surfaces, steps and margins

Author: Paul Hensey

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317401751

Category: Architecture

Page: 230

View: 9651

Designs for gardens and landscapes need to contain accurate information to ensure that both the designer’s intent is clear and to enable the highest quality constructions. This book contains the elements most often used when detailing surfaces, with key information on standards, guidance and construction that the practitioner must be aware of. Alongside the text are 2D and 3D images with suggestions of measurements, design considerations and materials. Key topics covered in this book are: Vehicular paving Pedestrian paving and patios Steps and ramps Margins, edges and kerbs Drainage channels To be used in conjunction with the book is an innovative online library of freely downloadable CAD (SketchUp format) details which link directly to those in the book. These details are available for the reader to edit, adapt and use in their own designs - and make the task of detailing for projects that little bit easier.

A Guide to Site Planning and Landscape Construction

Author: Harvey M. Rubenstein

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471129325

Category: Architecture

Page: 412

View: 7608

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

Basic landscape construction

Author: Douglas Rossi,Ortho Books

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780897212854

Category: Architecture

Page: 96

View: 9955

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.

Detailing for Landscape Architects

Aesthetics, Function, Constructibility

Author: Thomas R. Ryan,Edward Allen,Patrick J. Rand

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470904626

Category: Architecture

Page: 272

View: 3176

The new industry standard on landscape architectural detailing Detailing for Landscape Architects takes the reader on an educational journey across three major areas of landscape architectural detailing—aesthetics, function, and constructibility—to demonstrate how powerful design patterns can transform thematic ideas into awe-inspiring built realities. Richly illustrated examples accompany concise discussions of a varied blend of landscape design/detailing issues such as water movement, soil environments, articulating structures and construction assemblies, life cycle costing, sustainability, health and safety, and more. This book approaches the subject of detailing in a systematic manner, and provides a balanced framework for design and workmanship that conveys the essence of the built landscape. Detailing for Landscape Architects shows how details can: Reinforce design ideas through the continuity and discontinuity of patterns Actively contribute to the overall form or geometry of the design Be designed to be durable and flexible while enhancing the entire design Gracefully accommodate the natural growth and change of plant materials Anticipate maintenance needs to minimize future disruptions Maximize their cost effectiveness through understanding their function while designing to meet those functions Including chapters that apply detail patterns to the design of an urban plaza, a roof deck, and a residence, Detailing for Landscape Architects offers guidance on solving specific technical requirements, while preserving and enhancing the visual qualities that celebrate innovation, and carry forth a timeless quality of building.

An introduction to landscape design and construction

Author: Bartholomew James Blake

Publisher: Gower Pub Co

ISBN: 9780566077692

Category: Architecture

Page: 307

View: 6285

How do you design a landscape suitable for its intended uses? How can the natural qualities of a landscape be enhanced with new features and focal points? How can you make pedestrians stay on the footpath? What kind of plant, path or wall should you put where, and what sort of contract should you choose for your client's contractor? This refreshingly down-to-earth introduction to the vast subject of landscape design and construction answers all these questions, guiding new students through the many facets of professional practice and welding together the artistic, legal, financial, environmental and management issues which can seem so dauntingly disconnected.Illustrated with original drawings by the author, photographs and sample plans and facsimiles, this readable, jargon-free book opens with an explanation of design and aesthetic principles, exploring the history of our relationship to landscape, and showing how design principles can be applied to influence reactions to the finished site. The author then considers the different elements of hard landscape and their relative merits in different situations. The soft landscape section includes coverage of the effects of mass and form, natural and abstract planting, and the difficult subject of plant selection. A step-by-step guide through all the stages of managing a project, from initial discussions with clients, site inspection, surveying and quoting, through tendering, contracting, contractual agreements, development from concept design to final plans and drawings, as well as maintenance, provides readers with a plain-speaking reference on client management and contractual administration which will become their bible. The book ends with a guide to drawing and lettering techniques. A bibliography and list of useful organizations are also included.