Practical Manual of Land Development

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9780070118379: Practical Manual of Land Development

Civil engineers and other professionals involved in site design and preparation for land development projects should find useful technical information, formulae and data in this edition of this sourcebook. Included are detailed accounts of the process of land development, the factors involved in site analysis and the methods of estimating costs. Also discussed is the role of earthwork in construction, as well as considerations of roadways, sanitary sewers, storm drainage and water supply. This second edition integrates computer applications throughout as the standard tool for solving the engineering problems of site design, highway design and earthwork. The book also covers various advanced technologies, including the Global Positioning System (GPS), Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and computer-aided design (CAD).

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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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