Simplified Site Engineering. 2nd Edition. Parker/Ambrose Series of Simplified Design Guides

  • ID: 2213915
  • Book
  • 192 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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A concise, highly accessible source for site engineering basics.

This updated edition of Parker′s classic text introduces the basic issues, tasks, and problems of site engineering to students and professionals who need to understand the significance of surveying data. It presents the fundamentals of site engineering surveying and mapping, drainage, slope stabilization, and basic structures and explains in detail the solutions to a wide variety of problems, including:

  • Interpretation of deed descriptions
  • Dimensioning buildings and sites when angles are other than right angles
  • Computing areas for irregular plots
  • Dimensioning and laying out circular curves for driveways and buildings
  • And much more.

Featuring a simplified, accessible style with numerous examples of problems and their solutions, as well as references and practical aids that facilitate home study, this is the ideal surveying and site–planning primer for students in architecture, landscape architecture, and civil and structural engineering. It is also an excellent handbook for working architects, building contractors, and professionals in related fields.

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Mathematics for Site Engineering.

Site Surveys and Maps.

Measuring Distances.

Measuring Angles.

Surveying Methods and Computations.

Circular Horizontal Curves.



Vertical Curves.

Computations for Cut and Fill.

Drainage and Grading.

Staking Out Site Work.

Site Structures.

Management of Site Materials.





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HARRY S. PARKER (DECEASED) was professor of architectural construction at the University of Pennsylvania.

JOHN W. MACGUIRE (deceased) was professor of architectural engineering at the University of Pennsylvania.

JAMES AMBROSE has practiced as an architect in California and Illinois and as a structural engineer in Illinois. He recently retired as professor of architecture at the University of Southern California.
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