Metric Handbook

Metric Handbook : Planning and Design Data

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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.

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Product details

  • Paperback | 850 pages
  • 210 x 298 x 38mm | 2,340.52g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • Architectural Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 3rd Revised edition
  • Approx. 3000 illustrations
  • 0750652810
  • 9780750652810
  • 52,386

Table of contents

Notation; Basic Design Data; Design and Construction Practice and Techniques; Re-use/Refurbishment/Whole Life Costs; Design Basics: Buildings & Movement; Design Basics: Spaces/Urban Design; Houses and Flats; Student housing; Homes for the elderly; Hotels; Offices; Retail Trading; Factories and Workshops; Industrial Storage; Agricultural Buildings; Eating and Drinking; Sports Facilities: Indoor; Sports Facilities: Outdoor; Leisure and Community Facilities; Schools and Nurseries; Higher Education; Laboratories; Primary Health Care; Hospitals; Payment offices; Public Buildings; Museums and Art Galleries/Visitor Centres; Libraries and Information Centres / Archives; Terminals and Transport Interchanges; Parking; Sound and Vision Studios; Auditoria; Places of Worship; Structure; Materials; Doors/Windows/Stairs; Heating and Ventilation; Light; Sound; Fire; Security; Designing for the Disabled; Access for Maintenance; Service Distribution

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"This is a brilliant book! As a design manager for a large construction company, it is invaluable to have a ready source of all those data that allow me to check for a complete and workable. Just about every type of public and private building or facility is dealt with, from farms to factories and from law courts to laboratories.' Customer Comment from customer on Amazon.co.uk

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