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Residential land development practices : a textbook on developing land into finished lots
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3rd ed.
Publication Information:
Reston, VA : American Society of Civil Engineers, 2008
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xiv, 292 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
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PSZ JB 30000010218700 HD1390.5 J64 2008 Open Access Book

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For more than 10 years, Residential Land Development Practices has been the favorite resource for showing owners, local officials, and real estate professionals the way through the opportunities and pitfalls that accompany residential development projects. Reorganized to enhance clarity and usefulness, this new edition presents proven techniques and tools for developing vacant land into buildable lots.

Johnson draws on over 30 years of experience as an engineer, consultant, and lecturer to prepare an easy-to-use guide to basic concepts of land planning, subdivision design, and residential standards. He discusses practical aspects of real estate development, such as financing, scheduling, marketing, project approval, and permits. He completes the picture of a successful and sustainable development project by reviewing important issues connected with the bid process, project management, operations, and business practice.

This update of an ASCE Press classic has new illustrations, additional forms and checklists, and two entirely new chapters--one on types of residential land use and another on stormwater management and best management practices--ensuring that Residential Land Development Practices continues to be the best resource of its kind.

About the Author David E. Johnson, P.E., P.P., has more than 30 years of experience in the land development industry, having worked for the National Association of Home Builders in Washington, D.C., and major builder/developers in Florida and New Jersey.