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In the office or out on the job, the Landscape Architects 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 gardensathletic facilitieshighwaysurban/suburban settingsMORE! 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-tos 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 youre catching up on work at home. Its 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 diagramsfrom approval processes flow charts to a CPM bar chart * 98 quick-check tables let you instantly pinpoint area space standardstree mortality causes and remediesrecommended live loads for different decking uses and maximum decking spansirrigation 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