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Quick, reliable answers to your most common on-site questions
When you're in the field, you never know what you'll come across. The Graphic
Standards Field Guide to Hardscape gives you fast access to the practical
information you need when you're on-site and under pressure.
Presented in a highly visual and easily portable format, the Field Guide is
organized to follow a logical project sequence from site evaluation of existing
conditions through construction maintenance. Covering everything from assessing
existing conditions, site work, bases and paving, site improvements, and
materials, this handy companion conveys the most common answers that landscape
architects need in the real world when visiting a construction site, and
meeting with architects and engineers or clients and contractors.
The Field Guide to Hardscape extends the familiar Landscape Architectural
Graphic Standards beyond the office or studio with:
Quick access to essential information when away from the studio
Things to look for when assessing existing conditions during preliminary
design site visits or pre-construction meetings
Graphic Standards—quality details accompanied by real-world photographs of
best construction practices and techniques
Illustrations that help you troubleshoot problems, along with on-the-spot
A list of common construction mistakes and problems to avoid
Compact format that's easy to reference and carry along
The Graphic Standards Field Guide to Hardscape is the ideal companion for the
on-the-go landscape architect, design professional, inspector, facilities
manager or anyone that is involved with site construction.