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Metric Handbook: Planning and Design Data [Paperback]

David Adler BSc DIC CEng MICE
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22 April 1999
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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  • Paperback: 512 pages
  • Publisher: Architectural Press; 2 edition (22 April 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0750608994
  • ISBN-13: 978-0750608992
  • Product Dimensions: 4.1 x 20.9 x 29 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 230,161 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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An excellent architectural handbook that fulfils its promise.
This is a brilliant book! After discovering this handbook, through a colleague at work, I felt I just had to have my own copy. As a design manager for a large construction company, it is invaluable to have a ready source of all those data that allow me to check for a complete and workable design - the devil is in the detail - and the details are almost sure to be here. Just about every type of public and private building or facility is dealt with, from farms to factories and from law courts to laboratories. There are also sections on generic aspects such as HVAC, lighting, sound and structural materials. All the data is fully referenced back to source and relevant codes and standards.
For any design office I would think the corresponding CD-ROM, from which symbol drawings can be copied into CAD files, would be a must.
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mike_griffiths@compuserve.com from South West London, UK , 4 December, 1999

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This is a brilliant book! After discovering this handbook, through a colleague at work, I felt I just had to have my own copy. As a design manager for a large construction company, it is invaluable to have a ready source of all those data that allow me to check for a complete and workable design - the devil is in the detail - and the details are almost sure to be here. Just about every type of public and private building or facility is dealt with, from farms to factories and from law courts to laboratories. There are also sections on generic aspects such as HVAC, lighting, sound and structural materials. All the data is fully referenced back to source and relevant codes and standards.
For any design office I would think the corresponding CD-ROM, from which symbol drawings can be copied into CAD files, would be a must.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Planning & Design Data Marvel! 5 Nov 2003
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An exceedingly thorough compilation of all those annoying facts and figures you can never remember or find any where else! This book is always open at the end of my desk, and I now have to fight for it with my colleagues to get to the information. No project or facilities manager, specification writer or other member of the construction industry should be without it!
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2.0 out of 5 stars A bit of a let down 7 April 2000
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This is one of the most important books for architects and other associated professions. This copy has been extensively updated, which is to be highly commended, however, the information on acoustics and heat loss seem quite shoddy. Equations are misprinted and the cross-referencing within the sections is confusing at times baring little or no correlation to the worked examples. I only hope the other sections are not subject to the same inaccuracies.
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