Architect's Pocket Book Paperback – 23 Apr 2001
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'It is invaluable for the smaller architectural practice. Packed with drawings, tables and symbol guides, this is a must for use at the drawing board, computer or on-site.'
'A good easy to read guide for site use'
Alan Jarvis, Lecturer
'This little gem is essential for any architect, builder, surveyor, engineer, student, in fact anyone connected with the building industry. Information is clearly presented in a no-nonsense style. The well illustrated diagrams help the building regs. appear almost logical'
5-star Amazon review
'I have bought this book because I am studying architecture at school and think that it is really helpful.
Buy it for...
*tips and tricks of the trade'
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'Very useful in providing quick and easy references to various architectural data.'
Sarah Radif, Course Leader
From the Publisher
The book includes data about planning, structure, services, building elements, materials and addresses, and is intended to be used both at the drawing board and on site.The selection of the material by the author is based on many years' experience of architectural practice in both public and private offices.Charlotte Baden-Powell was trained at the Architectural Association in London and has practised as an architect for 38 years. She began by working for British Rail and later for Sir Denys Lasdun. Since then she has run her own practice in London and Bath, dealing with new works as well as the restoration and extension of old buildings. She has written and lectured about the design of kitchens and bathrooms and is the author of Fireplace Design and Construction.See all Product Description
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If you are in any way involved in construction on a domestic scale, the Architect's Pocket Book is a must.
It evolved from a set of notes used by the author, collating the diverse practical information regularly required in her work as an architect. So many friends requested copies that she ditched the photocopier in favour of a publishing deal, and thank heaven she did! Nowhere else can you find concise notes that cover the whole spectrum of information needed for smaller projects.
The book is divided into six sections, namely General Information, Planning, Structures, Services, Building Elements and Materials. There is also an appendix containing addresses, a list of sources and an index followed by a few pages for your own scribbles. Within the sections you find a wealth of information, tables and diagrams that cover such useful topics as drawing conventions, anthropometric data, weight of materials, safe loads on subsoils, concrete mixes, lintel sizes, beam formulae, heat loss, timber stress grade tables, types of nails, identifying wood boring beetles, plasterboard dimensions and much, much more.
The book measures 185mm x 125mm x 17mm thick and has 305 pages. Whether you are an architect, developer, student, interior designer, builder, or DIY enthusiast, this book will be relevant and of great practical use to you. My copy is a trusted and well thumbed friend.
An excellent book, you won't be disappointed.
Don't forget: Most specialists and pros. only have to know their own whatever but architects have to know a bit about everything which is ''the built environment''.
Principally for domestic buildings, the book has basic info on the Planning system and design data, Structural design data, Services, Common domestic Building Elements and Materials.
Whilst the Planning, Building Regulations and CDM sections are based on the regulatory structure as it was when the book was published and a number of the regulations have changed since, the reference to what the information is based on, found at the end of each section, is a perfect starting point for the lay reader to find out more.
I wait in anticipation for an updated version.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Another great reference - well laid out - a lot of essential info here all in the one place - easy to read and easy to find - well-thumbed.Published 19 months ago by CNR
Extremely useful, this book helps with all minimum dimensions required to complete a project. The kindle is great because you can consult everywhere from your iPad phone or kindlePublished on 26 May 2014 by franz
great compact size and very useful for jolting the memory and looking up those things you may be unsure about. Read morePublished on 25 Sept. 2013 by Mark Peat
Very useful book if your in the building, shopfitting, joinery, make sure you buy the most up to date edition.Published on 18 Aug. 2013 by rwh
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