Practical Manual of Site Development

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9780070118034: Practical Manual of Site Development

The first choice among land development engineers, this edition is newly updated and expanded. It is required reading for young engineers and a convenient reference for experienced engineers. This is the essential book for civil engineers in land development and provides helpful information for all land development professionals including feasibility studies and cost estimating. Practical Manual of Land Development provides step-by-step instructions for design, including formulas, tools, technical data, guidelines, and checklists to make your development project run smoothly. The Forth Edition emphasizes efficient usage of computers and now includes specifications for ADA and NPDES. It is presented in metric as well English units. New chapters added and charts up-dated.

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The Reference Choice for Land Development Professionals

Current data. Solid basics. Essential equations. An excellent text for land development newcomers. A favorite reference of experienced pros.

A classic in land development instruction -- now newly updated and expanded -- Practical Manual of Land Development provides:

  • An expert overview of land development engineering
  • Step-by-step instructions for designing grading plans; streets, roads, and highways; parking lots; sanitary sewers and storm drains
  • Comprehensive help with civil engineering design, from feasibility studies to construction coordination
  • Tested guidelines for preparing cost and fee estimates
  • Checklists for plans, specifications, and estimates
  • Essential reading on stakeholder participation in land development issues
  • Helpful tips on coordinating with other land development professionals

NEW IN THE FOURTH EDITION

  • New and updated illustrations and checklists
  • Updated best practices for Clean Water Act and National Pollution Discharge Elimination System compliance
  • Expanded coverage of CADD (Computer-Assisted Design and Drafting)
  • Guidance on complying with the Americans with Disabilities Act
  • New chapter on stormwater drainage controls

About the Author:

Barbara Colley, P.E., is the head of BC3E, Barbara Colley Consulting Engineers, a firm that provides a full range of civil engineering design services, based in Sonoma County, California. She is a land development specialist with over 30 years' experience. Her work has spanned hydrology, hydraulic system design, solid and water-borne waste management, natural resources and environmental impact, geology, and transportation studies.

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