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

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Publisher: Abingdon : Routledge, 2012.Edition: Fourth edition : 2012.Description: 920 pages] : illustrations (some colour) ; 30 cm.ISBN: 1856178064; 9781856178068.Subject(s): Building -- Details -- DrawingsLooking glass | Metric systemLooking glassNote: 1st. ed: 1968.;
Previous title : AJ Metric Handbook.
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index. Summary: "An essential reference resource for any architect or architect student, the Metric Handbook is the major handbook for planning and design data. For each building type, the book gives basic design requirements, principal dimensional data and details of relevant building regulations. The book also contains information on broader aspects of design applicable to all building types, such as materials, acoustics and lighting, and data on human dimensions and space requirements. Significantly updated, the new edition of this work focuses on sustainable design practice to make projects competitive within a green market. As well as a full revision, including additional new building types and the latest updates to regulation and practice, the book features an improved new layout with colour images and text to make it easier to find vital information quickly. Metric Handbook is a tried and tested, authoritative reference for solving everyday planning problems - it is a must have for every design office desk and drawing board"-- Provided by publisher.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

* Significantly updated in reference to the latest construction standards and new building types.
* Sustainable design integrated into chapters.
* Over 100,000 copies sold to successive generations of architects and designers - this book belongs on every design office desk and drawing board.

The Metric Handbookis the major handbook of planning and design data for architects and architecture students. Covering basic design data for all the major building types it is the ideal starting point for any project. For each building type, the book gives the basic design requirements and all the principal dimensional data, and succinct guidance on how to use the information and what regulations the designer needs to be aware of.

As well as buildings the Metric Handbookdeals with broader aspects of design such as materials, acoustics and lighting, and general design data on human dimensions and space requirements. The Metric Handbookreally is the unique reference for solving everyday planning problems.

1st. ed: 1968.

Previous title : AJ Metric Handbook.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

"An essential reference resource for any architect or architect student, the Metric Handbook is the major handbook for planning and design data. For each building type, the book gives basic design requirements, principal dimensional data and details of relevant building regulations. The book also contains information on broader aspects of design applicable to all building types, such as materials, acoustics and lighting, and data on human dimensions and space requirements. Significantly updated, the new edition of this work focuses on sustainable design practice to make projects competitive within a green market. As well as a full revision, including additional new building types and the latest updates to regulation and practice, the book features an improved new layout with colour images and text to make it easier to find vital information quickly. Metric Handbook is a tried and tested, authoritative reference for solving everyday planning problems - it is a must have for every design office desk and drawing board"-- Provided by publisher.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • 1 Design Information and Dimensional Coordination
  • 2 Basic Design Data: People and Space
  • 3 Design Basics: Buildings and Movement
  • 4 Capital and Whole Life Costs of Buildings
  • 5 Master-Planning and Landscaping
  • 6 Crime Prevention Design
  • 7 Security and Counter-Terrorism
  • 8 Houses and Flats
  • 9 Student Housing and Housing for Young People
  • 10 Homes for Older People
  • 11 Hotels
  • 12 Offices
  • 13 Retail Shops and Stores
  • 14 Industrial Facilities
  • 15 Industrial Storage Buildings
  • 16 Agricultural Buildings
  • 17 Restaurants and Foodservice Facilities
  • 18 Sports Facilities: Indoor and Outdoor
  • 19 Fire Stations
  • 20 Community Centres
  • 21 Schools
  • 22 Universities
  • 23 Laboratories
  • 4 Primary Health Care
  • 25 Hospitals
  • 26 Payment and Counselling Offices
  • 27 Public Buildings
  • 28 Museums, Art Galleries and Temporary Exhibition Spaces
  • 29 Libraries and Information Centres
  • 30 Terminals and Transport Interchanges
  • 31 Designing for Vehicles
  • 32 Studios for Sound and Vision
  • 33 Auditoria
  • 34 Places of Worship
  • 35 Tropical Design
  • 36 Structure
  • 37 Materials
  • 38 Thermal environment
  • 39 Light
  • 40 Sound
  • 41 Fire
  • 42 Access and Inclusion

Author notes provided by Syndetics

David Littlefieldis a senior lecturer at the University of the West of England, where he teaches in the Department of Planning and Architecture. For many years he worked as a writer and journalist. David has written, co-written or edited over ten books on architecture.

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