Metric Handbook: Planning And Design Data by Pamela BuxtonMetric Handbook: Planning And Design Data by Pamela Buxton

Metric Handbook: Planning And Design Data

EditorPamela Buxton

Paperback | April 30, 2015

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  • Significantly updated in reference to the latest construction standards and evolving building types
  • Many chapters revised including housing, transport, offices, libraries and hotels
  • New chapter on flood-aware design
  • Sustainable design integrated into chapters throughout
  • Over 100,000 copies sold to successive generations of architects and designers - this book belongs in every design studio and architecture school library

The Metric Handbook is the major handbook of planning and design information 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 building types, 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 provides an invaluable resource for solving everyday design and planning problems.

Pamela Buxton is a freelance architecture and design journalist. She has contributed to many national newspapers, consumer magazines and trade publications including the architecture publications Building Design and RIBA Journal. .
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Title:Metric Handbook: Planning And Design DataFormat:PaperbackDimensions:858 pages, 11.6 × 8.3 × 1.5 inPublished:April 30, 2015Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415725429

ISBN - 13:9780415725422

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Table of Contents

Preface  Acknowledgements  Design Basics  1. Design Information and Dimensional Coordination  2. People and Space  3. People and Movement  4. Access and Inclusion  5. Capital and Whole Life Costs of Buildings  Essentials  6. Structure  7. Materials  8. Thermal Environment  9. Light  10. Sound  11. Fire  12. Flood-aware Design  13. Crime Prevention Design  Building Types  14. Agricultural Buildings  15. Auditoria  16. Civic Buildings  17. Community Centres  18. Emergency Services Buildings  19. Hospitals  20. Hotels  21. Houses and Flats  22. Housing for Older People  23. Housing for Students and Young People  24. Industrial Facilities  25. Industrial Storage Buildings  26. Laboratories  27. Libraries  28. Masterplanning and Landscaping  29. Offices  30. Museums, Art Galleries and Temporary Exhibition Spaces  31. Payment and Counselling Offices  32. Places of Worship  33. Primary Health Care  34. Restaurants and Foodservice Facilities  35. Retail Shops and Stores  36. Schools  37. Security and Counter-terrorism  38. Sports Facilities: Indoor and Outdoor  39. Streets and Spaces for People and Vehicles  40. Studios for Sound and Vision  41. Terminals and Transport Interchanges  42. Tropical design  43. Universities  Appendix A - SI System  Appendix B ¿ Conversion Factors and Tables  Index

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'Faced with the complexity of design as a student, the Metric Handbook gave me the ingredients so that I could work out how, and what size things should be, to make a building ¿ this remains just as relevant and invaluable now in practice. An essential reference for everyone involved in the building industry.' - John Pardey RIBA, Director John Pardey Architects Praise for the 4th edition '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.'