Metric Handbook: Planning and Design Data
Architectural Press, 1999 - Architecture - 512 pages
Originally devised as a guide for converting from imperial to metric measurements, 'The Metric Handbook' has since been totally transformed into a major international handbook of planning and design data. The second edition has been completely updated, with most chapters being totally rewritten, to meet the needs of the modern designer.
The book contains nearly 50 chapters dealing with all the principal building types from airports, factories and warehouses, offices shops and hospitals, to schools, religious buildings and libraries. For each building type 'The Metric Handbook' gives the basic design requirements and all the principal dimensional data.
Several chapters deal with general aspects of building such as materials, lighting, acoustics and tropical design. There are also sections on general design data, including details of human dimensions and space requirements.
It is a unique authoritative reference for solving everyday planning problems. In its various editions it has sold over 100,000 copies worldwide, and continues to be a reference work belonging on every design office desk or drawing board.
* THE source of information to solve your everyday planning problems
* Easy to use provider of all data needed for the job
* Keeps you up to date with all the latest information
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This book is brilliant. I've spent hours flicking through this book in the past. It's a shame that there is only a limited preview availible though. Other than that, it's really good.