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    Description* 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 Handbook is 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 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 really is the unique reference for solving everyday planning problems.

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    Metric Handbook
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) David Littlefield
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 880
    Width: 210 mm
    Height: 290 mm
    Thickness: 38 mm
    Weight: 2,481 g
    ISBN 13: 9781856178068
    ISBN 10: 1856178064

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ARC
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.5
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    BIC subject category V2: AMC
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 41
    Abridged Dewey: 720
    B&T General Subject: 130
    DC22: 720
    Ingram Subject Code: AR
    Libri: I-AR
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 03
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15850
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: ARC009000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: ARC004000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: ARC010000
    LC subject heading:
    DC23: 720
    T&F Categories: , , , , , , ,
    LC classification: TH2031 .M48 2012
    Thema V1.0: AMC, AMD
    4, Revised
    Edition statement
    4th Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    1212 black & white illustrations, 374 black & white tables, 284 colour illustrations
    Taylor & Francis Ltd
    Imprint name
    Architectural Press
    Publication date
    18 April 2012
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    David Littlefield is 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.
    Table of contents
    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