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Site planning and design handbook, 2nd ed.
Recommending faculty: Prof. Regidor Jose (CE 140, CE 240)

Author Thomas H. Russ
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication 2009
Publisher McGraw-Hill

Essential site planning and design strategies, up-to-date with the latest sustainable development techniques

Discover how to incorporate sound environmental considerations into traditional site design processes. Written by a licensed landscape architect with more than 20 years of professional experience, this authoritative guide combines established approaches to site planning with sustainable practices and increased environmental sensitivity.

Fully revised and updated, Site Planning and Design Handbook, Second Edition discusses the latest standards and protocols-including LEED. The book features expanded coverage of green site design topics such as water conservation, energy efficiency, green building materials, site infrastructure, and brownfield restoration. This comprehensive resource addresses the challenges associated with site planning and design and lays the groundwork for success.

Site Planning and Design Handbook, Second Edition explains how to:

  • Integrate sustainability into site design
  • Gather site data and perform site analysis
  • Meet community standards and expectations
  • Plan for pedestrians, traffic, parking, and open space
  • Use grading techniques to minimize erosion and maximize site stability
  • Implement low-impact stormwater management and sewage disposal methods
  • Manage brownfield redevelopment
  • Apply landscape ecology principles to site design
  • Preserve historic landscapes and effectively utilize vegetation

Electric machines and drives : a first coSurface Engineering EURChemical and process plant commissioning handbook : a practical guide to plant system and equipment installation and commissioning
Recommending faculty: Prof. Wilfredo Jose (ChE 141, ChE 142, ChE 182)

Author Martin Killcross
Place of Publication Amsterdam Boston
Date of Publication 2012
Publisher Elsevier/Butterworth-Heinemann

The Chemical and Process Plant Commissioning Handbook is a must have for engineers in the chemical process and process plant sectors, or for those refreshing their skills in this area. It provides a guide and reference to preparing a systematic methodology for converting a newly constructed plant, as well as streamlining equipment into an operational process unit. Includes downloadable commissioning process checklists that comply with industry standard best practice which readers can use and adapt for their own situations.

The reference focuses on the critical safety assessment and inspection regimes necessary to ensure that new plants are compliant with OSH(A) and environmental requirements. Martin Killcross has brought together the theory of textbooks and technical information obtained from sales literature, in order to provide engineers with what they need to know before initiating talks with vendors regarding equipment selection.

Commissioning files can be found here;

  • Delivers the know-how to succeed for anyone commissioning a new plant or equipment.
  • Comes with online commissioning process templates which make this title a working tool kit.
  • Extensive examples of successful commissioning processes included, and step-by-step guidance to assist understanding of the wide range of tasks required in the commissioning process.

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