Metric Handbook

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Routledge, Jun 7, 2007 - Architecture - 512 pages
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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 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.
 

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Contents

2 Basic design data
2-1
3 Sanitary installations and cloakrooms
3-1
4 Design for the vehicle
4-1
5 Aids to pedestrian movement
5-1
6 Landscape design
6-1
7 Terminals and transport interchanges
7-1
8 Factories
8-1
9 Industrial storage buildings
9-1
27 Places of worship
27-1
28 Schools
28-1
29 Higher education
29-1
30 Laboratories
30-1
31 Museums art galleries and temporary exhibition spaces
31-1
32 Libraries and information centres
32-1
33 Houses and flats
33-1
34 Student housing and housing for young people
34-1

10 Farm buildings
10-1
11 Offices
11-1
12 Law courts
12-1
13 Retail trading
13-1
14 Payment and counselling offices
14-1
15 Public service buildings
15-1
16 Primary health care
16-1
17 Hospitals
17-1
18 Eating and drinking
18-1
19 Studios for sound and vision
19-1
20 Auditoria
20-1
21 Community centres
20-41
22 Swimming
22-1
23 Boating
23-1
24 Outdoor sports and stadia
24-1
25 Indoor sports
25-1
26 Equestrian design
26-1
35 Homes for old people
34-11
36 Hotels
36-1
37 Tropical design
37-1
38 Thermal environment
38-1
39 Light
39-1
40 Sound
40-1
41 Structure
41-1
42 Fire
42-1
43 Security
42-25
44 Access for maintenance
44-1
45 Service distribution
45-1
46 Materials
46-1
Appendix A The SI system
46-21
Appendix B Conversion factors and tables
B-1
Appendix C List of contributors
B-9
Index
I-1
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