Metric Handbook: Planning and Design Data (Paperback)
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Short Description for Metric Handbook A guide to planning and design data for architects. It covers regulation and practice, in particular the increasing emphasis on environmental legislation - to meet the needs of the modern building design professional. It deals with the principal building types from airports, offices, shops and hospitals, to schools, and libraries.
- Published: 08 January 2008
- Format: Paperback 856 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780750652810 ISBN 10: 0750652810
- Sales rank: 31,821
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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. It offers the tried and trusted source of information for all basic design data. Every important type of public and private building dealt with, from homes to hospitals, from law courts to laboratories. Well over 100,000 copies have been sold worldwide to successive generations of architects and designers.