Site Engineering for Landscape Architects, 4th Edition w/ Web
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STEVEN STROM, FASLA, is Associate Professor and Chairman of the Department of Landscape Architecture at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.

KURT NATHAN, PE, is Professor Emeritus at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, and was formerly a consulting engineer for Conservation Engineering.

JAKE WOLAND, ASLA, is Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.

DAVE LAMM is a State Conservation Engineer

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Preface.

Acknowledgments.

1. Contours and Form.

Definition.

Constructing a Section.

Contour Signatures and Landform.

Characteristics of Contour Lines.

Exercises.

2. Interpolation and Slope.

Topographic Data.

Interpolation.

Calculating Slope.

Slopes Expressed as Ratios and Degrees.

Exercises.

3. Slope Formula Application.

Slope Analysis.

Slopes for Surface Drainage.

Terrace Grading.

Path Layout with a Maximum Gradient.

Grading of Roads.

Grading by Proportion.

Visualizing Topography from Contour Lines.

Swales to Divert Runoff.

Exercises.

4. Grading Constraints.

Environmental Constraints.

Functional Constraints.

Summary of Critical Constraints.

Exercises.

5. Grading Design and Process.

Grading Design.

Grade Change Devices.

Grading Process.

Applying the Grading Process.

Grading Plan Graphics.

Exercises.

6. Soils in Construction.

Role of Soil in Site Planning.

Implications of Soils to Site Construction.

Geotechnical Exploration and Soil Investigation.

Soil Characteristics.

Soil Classification.

Engineering Properties of Soils.

Structural Soils.

Geotextiles.

Construction Sequence for Grading.

Placing and Compacting Soils.

Earthwork Specifications.

Exercise.

7. Earthwork.

Definitions.

Grading Operations.

Computation of Cut and Fill Volumes.

Exercises.

8. Grading, Landform, and Architecture: Case Studies.

Introduction.

Gasworks Park.

Olympic Park.

Westpark.

University of Urbino.

Leventritt Garden, Arnold Arboretum.

Cedar River Watershed Interpretive Center.

Loantaka Brook Preserve.

Exercise.

9. Storm Water Management.

Storm Runoff.

Hydrologic Cycle.

Nature of the Problem.

Management Philosophy.

Storm Water Management Strategies.

Principles and Techniques.

Summary.

Exercises.

10. Soil Erosion and Sediment Control.

Introduction.

Regulatory Requirements.

Soil Erosion Factors.

Erosion and Sedimentation Processes.

Erosion and Sediment Control Principles.

Development of an Erosion and Sediment Control Plan.

Runoff Considerations.

Construction Sequencing.

Erosion Control Measures.

Sediment Control Measures.

Summary.

Exercises.

11. Determining Rates and Volumes of Storm Runoff: The Rational and Modified Rational Methods.

Introduction.

Rational Method.

Modified Rational Method.

Volumes of Runoff, Storage, and Release.

Required Storage for Detention or Retention Ponds by the Modified Rational Method.

Summary.

Exercises.

12. Natural Resources Conservation Service Methods of Estimating Runoff Rates, Volumes, and Required Detention Storage.

Introduction.

Rainfall.

Procedures of TR55.

Volume for Detention Storage.

Summary.

Exercises.

13. Designing and Sizing Storm Water Management Systems.

Management Systems.

Design and Layout of Drainage Systems.

Applications.

Subsurface Drainage.

Summary.

Exercises.

14. Site Layout and Dimensioning.

Hierarchy of Dimensioning.

Dimensioning Guidelines.

Horizontal Layout Methods.

Layout Plans.

Exercises.

15. Horizontal Road Alignment.

Types of Horizontal Curves.

Circular Curve Elements.

Circular Curve Formulas.

Degree of Curve.

Stationing.

Horizontal Sight Distance.

Construction Drawing Graphics.

Horizontal Alignment Procedures.

Superelevation.

Exercises.

16. Vertical Road Alignment.

Vertical Curve Formula.

Equal Tangent Curves.

Calculating the Locations of High and Low Points.

Unequal Tangent Curves.

Construction Drawing Graphics.

Vertical Sight Distances.

Road Alignment Procedure.

Exercises.

17. Grading, Storm Water Management, and Road Alignment: Case Studies.

Earthworks Park.

Merrill Lynch Corporate Campus.

Morris Arboretum.

Pennswood Village.

Street Edge Alternatives.

Waterworks Gardens.

Exercise.

Appendix I. Table of Metric Equivalents.

Appendix II. Metric Drawing Scales.

Glossary.

Bibliography.

Permissions.

Index.

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