Landscape Architect's Portable Handbook
Landscape Architect’s Portable Handbook is any landscape architect’s one-stop, take-it-anywhere guide. It contains instant data for every architectural landscaping project including public and private gardens, athletic facilities, highways and urban/suburban settings. Includes:
- 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 more
- Scores of easy-to-use, easy-to-remember rules of thumb
- General unit cost factors for materials, systems, and construction...and more.
From the broad overall aspects of a project to the smallest detail this book will help landscape architects find the specific data on project management; permits; site selection and clearing; grading; drainage; decks; fences; lighting; paving; plants; ponds; pools; retaining walls; billing and more. The book packs easily in a briefcase, so readers can cut down on time-consuming trips and calls between field and office, or get satisfyingly fast facts and guidelines when catching up on work at home. It’s a distillation of the entire profession and provides the perfect ASLA registration exam review.