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Metric Handbook: Planning and Design Data (3rd Edition) Paperback – 17 Dec 2007

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  • Paperback: 850 pages
  • Publisher: Routledge; 3 edition (17 Dec. 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0750652810
  • ISBN-13: 978-0750652810
  • Product Dimensions: 29.5 x 21.4 x 4.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 318,964 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"This is a brilliant book! 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. Just about every type of public and private building or facility is dealt with, from farms to factories and from law courts to laboratories.' Customer Comment from customer on Amazon.co.uk

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The single most useful reference book for construction industry designers.
Contains information on a wide variety of building types and anthropomorphic (body size) data that is invaluable when planning a building.
Split into sections for each building type, the book contains detailed information on the size of typical furniture, machinery, access and space requirements as well as some basic design constraints for all manner of items.
If I need to know what size a playing pitch is, how much room to leave around furniture or even which room should be next to which I turn to this.
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This book is the equivalent of the bible for any budding Architects or Interior Architects/Designers. It served me well during my studies in both subjects and made those long nights of space planning a little easier. It's relatively heavy so you might want to leave this at home or in your office rather than lugging it around everywhere.
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I was watching the news recently whereby scientists had developed the large Hadron collidor. Seeing as I was off work for a few days, I thought I might see if I could build one in my living room. Albeit a little smaller then the space out in Sweden, I figured I wouldn't need such a big device if all I wanted to be able to do was open a portal to another dimension. Thanks to this book, I found all the correct geometric calculations for understanding space and time and of course everything to do with what height handrails should be placed at around the collidor for personal safety.
Upon finally testing the machine, I opened a portal to a dimension whereby everything was 4.7 times larger than what we have here on Earth. It was a beautiful place, no crime, no war, food for everybody and hoover boards like you see in Back to the future 2. now that I'm now spending most of my time there as I am trying to avoid my landlord who has been at me about the $45,556 electricity bill. Needless to say in the other dimension this book is absolutely useless except for holding open the portal in case i want to pop back home to get some milk. (they don't have milk there, they use soya - ha! Who'd have thought?!) Aside from all this - the book is big, it is red and it makes you look as though you are really smart and interesting, so regardless of the content its a good buy for the above reasons but totally useless in an alternative dimension.
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Throughout my architectural career, spanning more years than I can remember, I have used the Metric Handbook. I have found it to be an essential aid for all the projects I have designed and worked upon and would recommend its purchase to any budding Designer. An essential reference book that should be on the shelf in any design studio.
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I was introduced to this book whilst on work experience in an architect's office and it has been by my side ever since. There is not a single bit of technical data that this book has failed to provide me so far as it's written in extreme depth, exploring all aspects of planning, design and production in many builds and scenarios. It's use of and reference to regulations make it an extremely valuable resource as building regs these days are difficult to work with.

It is a must have for any practise or office and is a valuable resource for students studying degrees particularly in building design and the built environment.
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I didnt have this book at Uni I had Neuferts Architects Data which I found far better. I bought this book because everyone else had it and was very disappointed with the size vs the lack of useful info. Its not that its a bad book its just that Neuferts does it so much better. Anyway either this one or NEuferts is absolutely essential for any architect or architectural student, they are expensive but you really dont have a choice.
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This book is definitely for architecture students and professional architects! It will guide you through practises and studio assignments, in terms of designing appropriate sizes in architectural space and metric systems that will solve issues in your design. This book is a great investment as you will use it throughout your career as an architect.
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I have found that this book is the Bible for all planners, contains so much information that no Designer - Planner should be without a copy.

Would recommend it to all Engineers.
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