Handbook of Soils for Landscape Architects

Resource added for the Landscape Horticulture Technician program 100014.

Author: Robert F. Keefer

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0195121023

Category: Gardening

Page: 272

View: 645

Written in a clear, accessible style, this book covers the fundamental aspects of soil science with an emphasis on topics useful to landscape architects and professionals in related fields. The book begins with a discussion of soil surveys developed in different countries, followed by a concise description of soil components and how the interactions between air, water, and nutrients affect plant growth. It examines methods for controlling erosion, particularly in light of modern irrigation techniques. It describes the chemistry of plant growth, devotes four chapters to macro- and micro-nutrients, and features a detailed discussion of ways to diagnose and correct plant disorders. It also looks at the engineering aspects of soils and includes a detailed list of references for further information. Written by an experienced teacher with an extensive background in landscape architecture, this volume will be an invaluable source for students and researchers in architecture, horticulture, and urban planning.

The Handbook of Landscape Architectural Construction

Author: Maurice Nelischer



Category: Building


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Handbook of Regenerative Landscape Design

Educate the client about the importance of soil in the overall success of plant
survival. 2. Make sure that you have enough fee to hire a soil scientist, with
experience in construction, to work with the landscape architect from the
beginning of the ...

Author: Robert L. France

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781420008739

Category: Science

Page: 488

View: 886

What if environmentally damaged landscapes could not only be remediated from an ecological standpoint, but also designed to replenish an entire community as well as the nature surrounding it? The Handbook of Regenerative Landscape Design incorporates ecology, engineering, sociology, and design elements into a new paradigm for environmental restoration and the renewal of urban and cultural sites. This is the first resource in the field to examine the collaborative roles of scientists, landscape architects, and urban planners in transforming degraded landscapes into sustainable communities for both people and wildlife. Top practitioners and theorists from different fields and perspectives contribute innovative case studies that converge in their emphasis on new uses for reclaimed land, rather than a return to its original state. In addition, this book is one in only a handful to address the system conditions necessary for the repair of severely degraded landscapes, especially in an urban context. It elucidates the most suitable remediation strategies for treating degraded environments such as industrial landfills, mining sites, buried urban rivers, heavily polluted or effectively destroyed wetlands, Superfund sites, and abandoned factories. Bringing the perspectives of landscape architects, scientists, and urban planners to a wider audience, the Handbook of Regenerative Landscape Design demonstrates how ecological landscape restoration processes can facilitate sociological and urban renewal initiatives.

National Engineering Handbook

... United States. Soil Conservation Service. Management Systems Agricultural
Waste Management Field Handbook ... Guide Sec. IV. Somerset, NJ. United
States Department of Agriculture. 1981. Landscape resource design of

Author: United States. Soil Conservation Service



Category: Agricultural wastes


View: 909

Occupational Outlook Handbook

In planning a site , landscape architects first consider the nature and purpose of
the project and the funds available . They analyze the natural elements of the site
, such as the climate , soil , slope of the land , drainage , and vegetation ...

Author: U S Dept of Labor

Publisher: JIST Works

ISBN: 9781563706776

Category: Job descriptions

Page: 576

View: 544

For the past 50 years, the Occupational Outlook Handbook has been the most widely used and trusted source of occupational information -- anywhere! JIST's edition is a complete reprint of the original!

Handbook of Landscape Architectural Construction

The issues of soil, irrigation, drainage, selection of plant material, etc., in a rooftop
situation are not commonly addressed by the building oriented professionals,
and often are unique even to the experience of the landscape architect. IKR.

Author: Jot D. Carpenter



Category: Building

Page: 772

View: 452

Handbook of Urban Landscape

Because the field of landscape work is so wide, the present handbook is limited to urban landscape. The handbook can be used at three levels.

Author: Cliff Tandy

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1483142167

Category: Architecture

Page: 280

View: 864

Handbook of Urban Landscape deals with aspects most related to architecture while, at the same time, it aims to serve the landscape profession itself. Because the field of landscape work is so wide, the present handbook is limited to urban landscape. The handbook can be used at three levels. Its technical studies and reviews form a general guide to current thought on the design of various kinds of open space; its design guide and information sheets are a daily reference for the landscape design process; and through its sources and references, readers can obtain background information or more specific guidance on particular aspects. This handbook is intended as a desk-side guide for all designers of urban space, including architects, landscape architects, planners, and engineers—and for students of these professions. It should also help to improve understanding of the work and procedures of landscape architects, so that all who use them as consultants will be better equipped to brief them.

Landscape Architect s Portable Handbook

Project Management; Permits; Site Selection and Clearing; Grading; Drainage; Decks; Fences; Lighting; Paving; Plants; Ponds; Pools; Retaining Walls; Billing; More Answers in the palm of your hand LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT’S PORTABLE HANDBOOK An ...

Author: Nicholas Dines

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 007170390X

Category: Architecture

Page: 400

View: 577

Get answers FAST with the Landscape Architect’s One-Stop,Take-It-Anywhere Guide In the office or out on the job, the Landscape Architect’s Portable Handbook puts the 20% of information you need 80% of the time at your fingertips! You get instant data for every architectural landscaping project: public and private gardens...athletic facilities...highways...urban/suburban settings...MORE! From project administration, planning, design standards and analysis to site development, construction, materials, field techniques, and common rules of thumb, hundreds of handy tables, diagrams and schematics, checklists and field guides give you the accurate how-to’s and expertise you need – ANYWHERE, ANYTIME! It packs easily in your briefcase, so you can cut down on time-consuming trips and calls between field and office, or get satisfyingly fast facts and guidelines when you’re catching up on work at home. It’s a distillation of the entire profession... and provides the perfect ASLA registration exam review. You get: * A framework for interpretation, conceptualization, evaluation, and communication at multiple scales, regardless of the type of landscape planning or design project * Standards, techniques and devices * Analysis-to-project administration guidelines and checklists * Step-by-step procedures * Mechanics and design calculations, formulas, worked examples and models * 193 clarifying illustrations -- from USDA plant hardiness zones to basic layouts and schematic diagrams...from approval processes flow charts to a CPM bar chart * 98 quick-check tables let you instantly pinpoint area space standards...tree mortality causes and remedies...recommended live loads for different decking uses and maximum decking spans...irrigation system selection criteria – and much, much more * Scores of easy-to-use, easy-to-remember rules of thumb * General unit cost factors for materials, systems, and construction * More! From the broad overall aspects of a project to the smallest detail, find the specific data you need on... Project Management; Permits; Site Selection and Clearing; Grading; Drainage; Decks; Fences; Lighting; Paving; Plants; Ponds; Pools; Retaining Walls; Billing; More

Time Saver Standards for Landscape Architecture

B . A . Kantey , " Some Secrets to Building Structures on Expansive Soils , " Civil
Engineering , ASCE , December 1980 , p . ... Handbook of Landscape
Architectural Construction , The Landscape Architecture Foundation ,
Washington , D . C .

Author: Charles W. Harris

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Pub


Category: Architecture

Page: 944

View: 788

Access to the entire range of design and construction data

Landscape Architecture Construction

McLean , Virginia : The American Society of Landscape Architects , Landscape
Architecture Foundation . ... The Handbook of Landscape Architecture
Construction . ... Washington D . C . : Soil Conservation Service , Engineering
Division .

Author: Harlow C. Landphair

Publisher: Elsevier Publishing Company


Category: Building

Page: 431

View: 773

Resource added for the Landscape Horticulture Technician program 100014.

The Sustainable Sites Handbook

Contributors to this book are some of the same experts that carefully shaped the SITES rating tool, ensuring thorough coverage of the broad range of topics related to sustainable site design.

Author: Meg Calkins

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470643552

Category: Architecture

Page: 545

View: 801

"This book will be the official reference guide to Sustainable Sites Initiative Rating System, the first national rating system for sustainable landscapes"--

Australian Soil and Land Survey Field Handbook

Contains significant changes to the Vegetation chapter and revisions to the Location chapter bringing it up-to-date with the use of Global Positioning Systems (GPS) and changes to the Substrate chapter relating to the regolith.

Author: National Committee on Soil and Terrain (Australia)


ISBN: 0643093958

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 246

View: 330

The Australian Soil and Land Survey Field Handbook specifies methods, standards and terminology used in soil and land survey investigations related to practical problems of land use and the scientific study of land and soil.

Site Planning and Design Handbook

Meticulously written and heavily illustrated with construction details and graphic standards, the Handbook offers thorough, detailed coverage of: * Site analysis * Environmental assessment * Grading * Design for traffic control * Open space ...

Author: Thomas Russ

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071500774

Category: Architecture

Page: 560

View: 694

A COMPLETE SITE PLANNING HANDBOOK REFLECTING THE CHALLENGES AND CONCERNS OF THE NEW MILLENNIUM Site Planning and Design Handbook bridges the gap between the traditional methods of site planning and design and our growing awareness of sustainability issues. Meticulously written and heavily illustrated with construction details and graphic standards, the Handbook offers thorough, detailed coverage of: * Site analysis * Environmental assessment * Grading * Design for traffic control * Open space design * Project management issues, including permitting and quality assurance * Historic landscapes * Preserving trees * Storm water management * Materials specifications and standards Author Thomas Russ, a registered landscape architect and environmental manager, skillfully blends the technical as well as artistic aspects of site design to generate creativity and efficiency in both realms. Russ provides standards and guidelines that will support a design choice and provide a basis for educating clients and the public. Site Planning and Design Handbook is the perfect vehicle for landscape architects, civil engineers, architects, and planners and developers who want to successfully create within the “new design paradigm.”

Occupational Outlook Handbook 1996 97

Landscape architects combine their knowledge of design, construction, plants,
soils, and ecology to create their final designs. the site. During the design and
planning stage, landscape architects visit and analyze the site to verify that the ...


Publisher: JIST Works

ISBN: 9781563702778

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 505

View: 525

Discusses the duties, earnings, qualifications, and employment opportunities for nearly 250 occupations ranging from architects and lawyers to carpenters and laborers

Site Engineering for Landscape Architects

Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Commission . Guidelines for Streambank
Restoration . Atlanta , 1994 . Goldman , S . J . , K . Jackson , and T . A .
Bursztynsky Erosion and Sediment Control Handbook . New York : McGraw - Hill
Book ...

Author: Steven Strom

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated


Category: Architecture

Page: 301

View: 416

A user-friendly guide to site engineering terms, concepts, and procedures Like its celebrated predecessors, this updated Third Edition of the classic work in the field serves three very important functions: It supplies landscape architects in training with the technical know-how needed to transform their design ideas into sites that are physically sound and environmentally sensitive. It arms them with a set of technical and ethical principles upon which to base their aesthetic choices. And it provides practicing site planners and architects with a valuable, single-source reference to current site engineering trends, practices, and regulations. Steven Strom and Kurt Nathan draw upon their extensive experience, both in the classroom and the field, to provide an integrated presentation of site engineering concepts relevant to the practice of landscape architecture. From interpreting landform and contour lines to designing horizontal and vertical road alignments, from construction sequencing to designing storm water management systems, they cover all the bases in a progressive format, designed to make it easier than ever for students to quickly master the terminology, principles, and practices involved in environmentally sound site engineering. They also include many real-world examples and skill-building exercises that further assist in reducing the learning curve.

Enhanced Occupational Outlook Handbook

Other courses include history of landscape architecture , plant and soil science ,
geology , professional practice , and general management . The design studio is
another important aspect of many curriculums . Whenever possible , students are

Author: Inc. JIST Works

Publisher: JIST Works

ISBN: 9781593575496

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 870

View: 202

Provides nearly eight thousand job descriptions and includes information on the nature of the job, working conditions, employment figures, training required, job outlook, and earnings.

Occupational Outlook Handbook 2004 2005

subjects such as surveying, landscape design and construction, landscape
ecology, site design, and urban and regional planning. Other courses include
history of landscape architecture, plant and soil science, geology, professional
practice, ...

Author: United States Department of Labor

Publisher: Vgm Career Horizons

ISBN: 9780071413756

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 696

View: 524

An authoritative and comprehensive guide to making the best career choices covers more than 250 occupations, discussing working conditions, training, education, salaries, and other factors that must be considered when one is searching for a job. Original.

The Complete Guide to Landscape Design Renovation and Maintenance

A Practical Handbook for the Home Landscape Gardener Cass Turnbull ... The
discovery that crop production could be increased with the addition of crushed
bones to the soil allowed a hungry Europe of the late 18th century, with a new, ...

Author: Cass Turnbull

Publisher: Betterway Books


Category: Gardening

Page: 192

View: 269

Resource added for the Landscape Horticulture Technician program 100014.

The Planting Design Handbook

Whenever human beings consciously modify the vegetation in their immediate environment they create possibilities for design with plants. This guide to design with plants is a manual on design with nature.

Author: Nick Robinson

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9780754630357

Category: Architecture

Page: 287

View: 319

Whenever human beings consciously modify the vegetation in their immediate environment they create possibilities for design with plants. This guide to design with plants is a manual on design with nature. It is highly illustrated and will prove invaluable to architects and landscape designers.

Outdoor Design

Author: Olwen C. Marlowe



Category: Landscape architecture

Page: 301

View: 356