Architect's Pocket Book
This handy pocket book brings together a wealth of useful information that architects need on a daily basis - on site or in the studio.
The book is full of tips and tricks of the trade, from complying with the Building Regs, to helping with planning, measurement and detailing. This third edition is fully updated and includes new information and guidance on critical sustainable design issues.
Compact and easy to use, the Architect's Pocket Book has sold over 40,000 copies. Although conceived as a reference for architects and designers, it is now just as popular with building and design professionals who do not have an architecture background but need to understand the basics, fast.
This is a book you simply can't afford to be without.
Charlotte Baden-Powell was trained at the Architectural Association in London. She practised architecture for over 40 years, during which time she identified the need for this book, which was first published in 1997.
Jonathan Hetreed and Ann Ross have drawn from years of experience of running a small practice in Bath to update and extend the scope of the new edition. http://www.hetreedross.com
* Essential info for everyday use is always to hand with this indispensable reference
* Fully updated, practical text is complimented by clear diagrams and tables
* Wide ranging coverage, from planning permission and sustainability to steelwork and woodworm
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