Metric Handbook: Planning and Design Data

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Routledge, 2012 - Architecture - 880 pages
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. Fully updated in reference to the latest construction standards and new building types . Sustainable design fully integrated into each chapter . Over 100,000 copies sold to successive generations of architects and designers - this book truly 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. About the Author: 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. Customer reviews: "This book is a great investment as you will use it throughout your career as an architect." "I have found that this book is the Bible for all planners, contains so much information that no designer or planner should be without a copy." "An essential reference book that should be on the shelf in any design studio." . Fully updated in reference to the latest construction standards and new building types . Sustainable design fully integrated into each chapter . Over 100,000 copies sold to successive generations of architects and designers - this book truly belongs on every design office desk and drawing board.
 

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Contents

Buildings and Movement
3-1
4 Capital and Whole Life Costs of Buildings
4-1
5 MasterPlanning and Landscaping
5-1
6 Crime Prevention Design
6-1
7 Security and CounterTerrorism
7-1
8 Houses and Flats
7-15
9 Student Housing and Housing for Young People
9-1
10 Homes for Older People
10-1
25 Hospitals
24-27
26 Payment and Counselling Offices
26-1
27 Public Buildings
26-13
28 Museums Art Galleries and Temporary Exhibition Spaces
26-33
29 Libraries
29-1
30 Terminals and Transport Interchanges
29-17
31 Designing for Vehicles
29-39
32 Studios for Sound and Vision
29-59

11 Hotels
11-1
12 Offices
12-1
13 Retail Shops and Stores
12-19
14 Industrial Facilities
14-1
15 Industrial Storage Buildings
14-11
16 Agricultural Buildings
14-23
17 Restaurants and Foodservice Facilities
17-1
Indoor and Outdoor
18-1
19 Fire Stations
19-1
20 Community Centres
19-9
21 Schools
21-1
22 Universities
22-1
23 Laboratories
23-1
24 Primary Health Care
24-1
33 Auditoria
29-65
34 Places of Worship
29-107
35 Tropical Design
29-133
36 Structure
29-175
37 Materials
37-1
38 Thermal Environment
38-1
39 Light
39-1
40 Sound
40-1
41 Fire
40-19
42 Access and Inclusion
42-1
The SI System
42-9
Conversion Factors and Tables
B-1
Index
I-1
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About the author (2012)

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.

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