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Land Development Calculations: Interactive Tools and Techniques for Site Planning, Analysis and Design (Professional Architecture) Hardcover – 1 Jul 2001

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  • Hardcover: 576 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional; Har/Cdr edition (1 July 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 007136255X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0071362559
  • Product Dimensions: 19.6 x 4.6 x 23.4 cm
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 5,925,741 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Book Description

The book addresses two fundamental questions: If there is an available site, how much can be built on the land available? If the project comes first, how much land is needed to accommodate it? With these spreadsheets, development design options can be explored in a fraction of the time required to create even a single site plan. How to use:
* Select between nonresidential and residential projects, then chooses the type of parking that will be provided--parking capacity is the primary determinant of land use capacity.
* This decision tree then directs the user to the appropriate spreadsheet, where variables such as gross lot area, buildable and unbuildable areas, parking and loading, open space, roadways, tax data, water and utility fees, building floors and height, and other data are entered in order to forecast capacity and economic yield.
* Design specifications can be changed within a single spreadsheet or entered into two or more spreadsheets for comparative purposes.
* Each development scenario is illustrated by a real-world case study, which identifies and measures the design criteria that actually control the results obtained and also shows how alternative development options would affect the project results.


This book helps readers evaluate site development possibilities and land area requirements with spreadsheet simplicity. The best tool ever for land development analysis, planning, and decision-making, Walter Martin Hosack's "Land Development Calculations" adds speed and clarity to your every recommendation and choice. This book helps readers to automate land development problem-solving and decision-making. Whatever the project - hospital, office, mall, or residential development - architects, civil engineers, urban planners, designers, landscape architects, developers, owners, regulators, and land use policymakers begin by evaluating parameters, comparing alternatives and assessing the feasibility of the contemplated land development. This process has been largely intuitive, but actually involves an array of interrelated factors and calculations that can be automated to consistently forecast many alternatives in the time it takes to conceive and draw one.Forty easy-to-use, plug-in spreadsheets cover all basic development design issues and strategies and are included with "Land Development Calculations: Interactive Tools and Techniques for Site Planning, Analysis and Design".

Each spreadsheet forecasts development options based on values that are entered within a pre-formatted design specification panel. Alternative values produce instant options for comparison that can lead to more informed feasibility, investment, appraisal, and economic development conclusions.The CD-ROM includes: interactive spreadsheets to facilitate land development decision-making. This next-generation utility for land development professionals offers: 40 interactive spreadsheets covering residential, nonresidential, and hybrid categories of land use development; case studies, with photographs and plans, illustrating how these spreadsheets and design strategies can be applied to development issues in the real world; ease of use - variables that can be changed within a single spreadsheet or across several to compare design strategy implications for a given issue; and, coverage of every class of building type.

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