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Soil Design Protocols for Landscape Architects and Contractors
by Timothy A. Craul

Soil Design Protocols for Landscape Architects and Contractors gives real-world guidance to ensuring the longevity of soil used in landscape projects.

Soil Design Protocols for Landscape Architects and Contractors provides step-by-step, technical skill sets for implementing productive planting soils for a variety of projects.

Drawing on a wealth of experience in soils, forestry, micrometeorology, geomorphology, and agronomy, this book presents:

  • A succinct introduction to the physical and chemical properties that pertain to all planting soils
  • Informative descriptions of how a project evolves from site investigation to construction administration
  • Quick, easy-to-read procedures organized in the standard landscape architect stages of a project
  • Step-by-step templates to use from a project's inception to completion
  • The latest material on such specialized design elements as rooftops, intensely designed elements, and treatment wetlands, as well as pervious poured concrete, pervious pavers, and the supporting soil

Contents

Introduction to the Soil

  • The soil as a planting medium
  • The soil as a natural system
  • How does the soil profile form
  • The formation of soil across the landscape

Design Concept Phase

  • The description of the planting elements
  • Initial planting element matrix
  • The capabilities and limitations of the major planting elements
  • The soil design process
  • A brief introduction to soil mechanics
  • The effect of slope on the planting design
  • Windfirmness of trees
  • Comments on the life ecpectancy of landscape architecture projects

Site Investigation

  • Site assessment
  • Glossary of soil terms

Design Documents

  • Soil design decision matrix
  • The subgrade
  • The planting soil
  • LEED documentation
  • Soil amendments

Construction Documents

  • Planting soil specifications
  • Value engineering
  • Planting soil construction document checklist

Construction Administration

  • Planting soil submittals
  • Soil installation procedures
  • Alternative methods of planting soil installation
  • Protection of planting soild
  • Notes on tree planting
  • Notes on working with contractors and landscape architects
  • The paperwork

Appendix: Client questions and the planting soil defense
Index

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Soil Design Protocols for Landscape Architects and Contractors
by Timothy A. Craul
2006 339 pages $84.00 + shipping
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