Land Development for Civil Engineers by Thomas R. DionLand Development for Civil Engineers by Thomas R. Dion

Land Development for Civil Engineers

byThomas R. Dion

Hardcover | February 21, 2002

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A hands-on guide to beginning, managing, and completing all land development projects

Land Development for Civil Engineers provides essential facts and recommendations for bringing the nonstructural features of a land development project to successful completion. Regulations, standards, and permit data have all been thoroughly updated, including EPA General Stormwater Permits and the agency's rulings on water supply, ADA considerations, American Concrete Pipe Association bedding requirements, wetland permitting changes, and other pertinent information.

This single-source reference covers all engineering, legislative, and administrative concerns, including design procedures, construction contracts, development guidelines, and final inspections. New techniques for project management, including use of intranet and extranet management tools on the Internet, are featured, in addition to the latest material on:
* Soil remediation and brownfield development
* GPS use and new surveying techniques
* Streetscaping
* Developments in design-build methods
* Photogrammetric surveys and GIS use in area and site planning

Complete with hundreds of maps, diagrams, drawings, tables, and charts, this Second Edition is the ideal reference for civil design engineers, site design analysts, and students, as well as government personnel, developers, landscape architects, urban planners, civil engineering technology students, land surveyors, and geotechnical, structural, transportation, and environmental engineers.
T. R. DION is Professor of Civil Engineering at The Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina.
Title:Land Development for Civil EngineersFormat:HardcoverDimensions:816 pages, 10.3 × 7.3 × 1.8 inPublished:February 21, 2002Publisher:WileyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0471435007

ISBN - 13:9780471435006

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Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition.

Preface to the First Edition.

Acknowledgments to the Second Edition.

Acknowledgments to the First Edition.


1 Introduction.

1.1 Defining Land Development.

1.2 Areawide Development Planning.

1.3 The Developer ?s Role.

1.4 Land Development Measurement Conventions.


2 Developer ?s Constraints.

2.1 Market Analysis.

2.2 Site Location.

2.3 Site Geometry.

2.4 Site Conditions.

2.5 Site Layout.

2.6 Regulatory Requirements.

2.7 Economic Considerations.


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3 Engineering Administration.

3.1 Organization.

3.2 Marketability of Professional Services.

3.3 Conditions of Employment

3.4 Conduct of Affairs.

3.5 Engineering Communication.

3.6 Types of Engineering Services.

3.7 Selection of a Design Professional.

3.8 Engineering Services Contract.

3.9 Computing Facilities.

3.10 Mobilization Plan.

3.11 Remuneration for Engineering Services.

3.12 Engineer ?s Role.


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4 Inventory, Analysis, and Reporting.

4.1 Geographic Information Systems.

4.2 Desktop Study and Site Inspection.

4.3 Floodplain Analysis.

4.4 Wetlands Determination Study.

4.5 Endangered Species Evaluation.

4.6 Environmental Evaluation.

4.7 Historical and Natural Resource Survey.

4.8 Land Survey Controls.

4.9 Conventional Surveying.

4.10 Global Positioning Systems.

4.11 Cadastral Surveys.

4.12 Topographic Surveys.

4.13 Utility Extension Surveys.

4.14 Photogrammetric Surveys.

4.15 Geotechnical Surveys.

4.16 Traffic Studies.

4.17 Materials Evaluation.

4.18 Analysis and Report on Prospective Sites.


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5 Preliminary Design and Costs.

5.1 Determination of Additional Auxiliary Service.

5.2 Conceptual Plan Approval.

5.3 Preparation of Preliminary Documents.

5.4 Preliminary Project Submittals.

5.5 Preliminary Project Approval.


6 Transportation System Design.

6.1 Traffic-related Site Impact Studies and Access.

6.2 Street and Road Design Criteria.

6.3 Parking Considerations.

6.4 Street Alignment.

6.5 Pavement Design.

6.6 Pedestrian Facility Design.

6.7 Bicycle Facility Design.


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7 Drainage System Design.

7.1 Precipitation and Duration.

7.2 Rainfall Abstractions.

7.3 Time of Concentration.

7.4 Runoff.

7.5 Factors Affecting Site Drainage.

7.6 Best Management Practices.

7.7 Mitigating Floodplain Hazards.

7.8 Drainage System Design.

7.9 Pipe Bedding and Protection.

7.10 Subsurface Water.


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8 Sedimentation and Erosion Control.

8.1 General Considerations.

8.2 Predicting Rainfall Erosion Loss.

8.3 Construction Sites.

8.4 Erosion Control Using Soil Bioengineering.

8.5 Considerations for Permanent Ponds or Lakes.


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9 Site Grading and Appurtenance Design.

9.1 Improved Land Developments.

9.2 Total Development Activities.

9.3 Earthwork Calculations.

9.4 Elements of the Grading Plan.

9.5 Stairs, Ramps, and Handrails.

9.6 Slope Stability.

9.7 Retaining Walls.


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10 Sanitary Sewer System Design.

10.1 Engineer ?s Report.

10.2 Wastewater Flows.

10.3 Individual On-Site Wastewater Disposal Systems.

10.4 Collection Methods for Off-Site Wastewater Treatment.

10.5 Centralized Gravity Flow Wastewater Collection Systems.

10.6 Wastewater Pressure Transport System.

10.7 Pumping Station Discharge.

10.8 Special Forcemain Considerations.

10.9 Centralized Wastewater Treatment Plant Considerations.

10.10 Wastewater System Appurtenances.


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11 Potable Water System Design.

11.1 Engineer ?s Report.

11.2 Water System Demands.

11.3 Ways to Provide Water to a Development.

11.4 Treatment Considerations.

11.5 Treated Water Storage Facilities.

11.6 Water Distribution Systems.

11.7 Computer Modeling of Water Systems.

11.8 Water System Components.

11.9 Water System Protection.


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12 Miscellaneous Design Considerations.

12.1 Recreational Playing Courts.

12.2 Swimming Pool Facilities.

12.3 Fencing.

12.4 Pipe Jacking and Boring.


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13 Project Manual Including Specifications.

13.1 Construction and Contract Documents.

13.2 Specifications.

13.3 An Example of a Project Manual.


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14 Project Costs and Scheduling.

14.1 Establishing a Database.

14.2 Cost Analysis.

14.3 Project Scheduling.


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15 Development Guidelines.

15.1 Purpose of Guidelines.

15.2 Controlling Elements.

15.3 Additional Controls.


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16 Completion of Design Activities.

16.1 Final Plans Format.

16.2 Completed Project Manual.

16.3 Permit Applications to Construct.

16.4 Final Document Scan by Engineer.

16.5 Developer ?s Review.

16.6 Financial Institution ?s Review.

16.7 Regulatory Reviews.


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17 Contracts and Award.

17.1 Types of Construction Contracts.

17.2 Engineer ?s Duties.

17.3 Job Bidding and/or Negotiation.

17.4 Bid Review and Analysis.

17.5 Contract Award.


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18 Layout, Observation, and Monitoring.

18.1 Scope of Engineering Activities.

18.2 Construction Layout.

18.3 Administrative Duties.

18.4 Construction Conflicts and Extra Work.

18.5 Work Directives.

18.6 Delays.

18.7 Construction Progress.


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19 Completion and Start-Up.

19.1 System Testing and Start-Up.

19.2 Final Inspection.

19.3 Approval of Improvements.

19.4 Operational Needs.

19.5 Final Stake-Out of Parcels.

19.6 Release of Retainage.

19.7 Engineer ?s Administrative Closeout.

19.8 Warranty Period.



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