Metric handbook : planning and design data / edited by David Littlefield.

by Littlefield, David [editor.]Looking glass.

Publisher: Amsterdam, The Netherlands ; Architectural Press, 2007.Edition: Third edition.Description: Approximately 856 pages : illustrations, plans ; 30 cm.ISBN: 9780750652810; 0750652810.Subject(s): Architecture -- Handbooks, manuals, etcLooking glass | Architecture -- Standards -- Handbooks, manuals, etcLooking glassNote: Previous ed. (as 'Metric handbook'): 1999.;
Originally published as: 'AJ metric handbook'. - Architectural Press, 1968. - Republished as first edition under new title 'New metric handbook' in 1979.
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Originally devised as a guide for converting from imperial to metric measurements, 'The Metric Handbook' has since been totally transformed into the major handbook of planning and design data for architects. This new edition has been updated to account of the most recent changes to regulation and practice - in particular the increasing emphasis on environmental legislation - to meet the needs of the modern building design professional.

The Metric Handbook deals with all the principal building types from airports, factories and warehouses, offices shops and hospitals, to schools, religious buildings and libraries. For each type the book gives the basic design requirements and all the principal dimensional data, as well as succinct guidance on how to use the information and what regulations the designer may need to be aware of.

As well as buildings the Metric Handbook deals with broader aspects of design such as materials, acoustics and lighting, and general design data on human dimensions and space requirements.

The Metric Handbook is a unique authoritative reference for solving everyday planning problems. It has sold well over 100,000 copies worldwide to successive generations of architects and designers - this is a book that truly belongs on every design office desk and drawing board.

Previous ed. (as 'Metric handbook'): 1999.

Originally published as: 'AJ metric handbook'. - Architectural Press, 1968. - Republished as first edition under new title 'New metric handbook' in 1979.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Preface (p. vii)
  • Acknowledgements (p. viii)
  • 1 Notation, drawing office practice and dimensional coordination
  • 2 Basic design data
  • 3 Sanitary installations and cloakrooms
  • 4 Design for the vehicle
  • 5 Aids to pedestrian movement
  • 6 Landscape design
  • 7 Terminals and transport interchanges
  • 8 Factories
  • 9 Industrial storage buildings
  • 10 Farm buildings
  • 11 Offices
  • 12 Law courts
  • 13 Retail trading
  • 14 Payment and counselling offices
  • 15 Public service buildings
  • 16 Primary health care
  • 17 Hospitals
  • 18 Eating and drinking
  • 19 Studios for sound and vision
  • 20 Auditoria
  • 21 Community centres
  • 22 Swimming
  • 23 Boating
  • 24 Outdoor sports and stadia
  • 25 Indoor sports
  • 26 Equestrian design
  • 27 Places of worship
  • 28 Schools
  • 29 Higher education
  • 30 Laboratories
  • 31 Museums, art galleries and temporary exhibition spaces
  • 32 Libraries and information centres
  • 33 Houses and flats
  • 34 Student housing and housing for young people
  • 35 Homes for old people
  • 36 Hotels
  • 37 Tropical design
  • 38 Thermal environment
  • 39 Light
  • 40 Sound
  • 41 Structure
  • 42 Fire
  • 43 Security
  • 44 Access for maintenance
  • 45 Service distribution
  • 46 Materials
  • Appendix A The SI system
  • Appendix B Conversion factors and tables
  • Appendix C List of contributors
  • Index

Other editions of this work

No cover image available Metric handbook : ©1999
No cover image available Metric handbook ©2008

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