Metric Handbook

Author: David Adler

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113637812X

Category: Architecture

Page: 512

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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.
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Metric Handbook

Author: David Littlefield

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135140650

Category: Architecture

Page: 920

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"An essential reference resource for any architect or architect student, the Metric Handbook is the major handbook for planning and design data. For each building type, the book gives basic design requirements, principal dimensional data and details of relevant building regulations. The book also contains information on broader aspects of design applicable to all building types, such as materials, acoustics and lighting, and data on human dimensions and space requirements. Significantly updated, the new edition of this work focuses on sustainable design practice to make projects competitive within a green market. As well as a full revision, including additional new building types and the latest updates to regulation and practice, the book features an improved new layout with color images and text to make it easier to find vital information quickly. Metric Handbook is a tried and tested, authoritative reference for solving everyday planning problems - it is a must have for every design office desk and drawing board"--
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Metric Handbook

Planning and Design Data

Author: Pamela Buxton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 135186291X

Category: Architecture

Page: 880

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Significantly updated in reference to the latest construction standards and new building types Sustainable design integrated into chapters throughout Over half of the entire book has now been updated since 2015 Over 100,000 copies sold to successive generations of architects and designers This book belongs in every design office. 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 is the unique reference for solving everyday planning problems.
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New Metric Handbook

Author: David Adler,Patricia Tutt

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780750608534

Category: Chemical engineering

Page: 504

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Architects' Data

Author: Ernst Neufert,Peter Neufert,Johannes Kister

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405192534

Category: Architecture

Page: 593

View: 8967

This text is an essential aid in the initial design and planning of a building project. Organised largely by building type, it covers user requirements, planning criteria, basic dimensions and considerations of function and siting.
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Metric Handbook

Planning and Design Data

Author: David A. Adler

Publisher: Butterworth Architecture

ISBN: 9780750632935

Category: Architecture

Page: 512

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A time-saving device intended for designers and architects. The CD uses illustrations from the 1998 edition of the Metric handbook to provide CAD drawings, information and tools. The illustrations are suitable for AutoCAD R11, R12, R13 and will work using AUtodesk and similar CAD systems.
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Human Dimension and Interior Space

A Source Book of Design Reference Standards

Author: Julius Panero,Martin Zelnik

Publisher: Watson-Guptill

ISBN: 0770434606

Category: Architecture

Page: 320

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The study of human body measurements on a comparative basis is known as anthropometrics. Its applicability to the design process is seen in the physical fit, or interface, between the human body and the various components of interior space. Human Dimension and Interior Space is the first major anthropometrically based reference book of design standards for use by all those involved with the physical planning and detailing of interiors, including interior designers, architects, furniture designers, builders, industrial designers, and students of design. The use of anthropometric data, although no substitute for good design or sound professional judgment should be viewed as one of the many tools required in the design process. This comprehensive overview of anthropometrics consists of three parts. The first part deals with the theory and application of anthropometrics and includes a special section dealing with physically disabled and elderly people. It provides the designer with the fundamentals of anthropometrics and a basic understanding of how interior design standards are established. The second part contains easy-to-read, illustrated anthropometric tables, which provide the most current data available on human body size, organized by age and percentile groupings. Also included is data relative to the range of joint motion and body sizes of children. The third part contains hundreds of dimensioned drawings, illustrating in plan and section the proper anthropometrically based relationship between user and space. The types of spaces range from residential and commercial to recreational and institutional, and all dimensions include metric conversions. In the Epilogue, the authors challenge the interior design profession, the building industry, and the furniture manufacturer to seriously explore the problem of adjustability in design. They expose the fallacy of designing to accommodate the so-called average man, who, in fact, does not exist. Using government data, including studies prepared by Dr. Howard Stoudt, Dr. Albert Damon, and Dr. Ross McFarland, formerly of the Harvard School of Public Health, and Jean Roberts of the U.S. Public Health Service, Panero and Zelnik have devised a system of interior design reference standards, easily understood through a series of charts and situation drawings. With Human Dimension and Interior Space, these standards are now accessible to all designers of interior environments.
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Architect's Pocket Book

Author: Jonathan Hetreed,Ann Ross,Charlotte Baden-Powell

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 131724303X

Category: Architecture

Page: 398

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This handy pocket book brings together a wealth of useful information that architects need on a daily basis – on-site or in the studio. It provides clear guidance and invaluable detail on a wide range of issues, from planning policy through environmental design to complying with Building Regulations, from structural and services matters to materials characteristics and detailing. This fifth edition includes the updating of regulations, standards and sources across a wide range of topics. Compact and easy to use, the Architect’s Pocket Book has sold well over 90,000 copies to the nation’s architects, architecture students, designers and construction professionals who do not have an architectural background but need to understand the basics, fast. This is the famous little blue book that you can’t afford to be without.
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Architect's Pocket Book

Author: Charlotte Baden-Powell

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1136429298

Category: Architecture

Page: 305

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This fully revised edition of the pocket book includes everyday information which the architect/designer normally has to find from a wide variety of sources and which is not always easily to hand. The book is of use to the student as well as the experienced practitioner. There is no similar compendium currently available. 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. Now fully updated to take into account the new 2002 editions to the Building Regulations documents H, J, L1 and L2. 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.
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The Landscape Metric Handbook

Author: Littlewood

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

ISBN: 9780750618984

Category: Landscape architecture

Page: 256

View: 7595

Following the success of the New Metric Handbook, a book of planning and design data for architects, the need arose for an equivalent book for landscape architects. Through numerous tables and illustrations, it provides essential information on topics ranging from drawing office practice to roof gardens.
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The Architect's Guide to Running a Practice

Author: David Littlefield

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136359648

Category: Architecture

Page: 136

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This is your essential one stop shop for information on starting and running a practice. Case studies and advice from practitioners, big and small, run alongside outlines of all the key topics, to give you an insight into the problems and challenges others have faced when setting up a design business. Accessible and informative, this handbook is the ideal first point of reference when starting a practice. Architects have many different reasons for setting up in practice; equally, there are many ways of running your own business. This handbook helps you consider whether or not you should set up on your own, examining issues such as financing, office space, recruitment, IT and workingo ut a business plan. Some architects want to stay small, while others have ambitions to grow into large businesses. Some grow big accidentally. And then there are those who pick and choose their work carefully, and even turn down undesirable contracts, while others will grab at everything possible. This book woudl explore these different models and illustrate how different kinds of practice develop into successful businesses. Importantly, the book will stress that these issues are crucial - you may be the best designer in the world, but unless your business is well managed you will fail. On the other hand, some successful architects spend a lot of time looking for new work and attending to management issues, rarely finding the time for design work. This book would illustrate how architects have struck a balance between these two extremes.
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Parking Structures

Planning, Design, Construction, Maintenance and Repair

Author: Anthony P. Chrest,Mary Smith,Sam Bhuyan,Mohammad Iqbal,Donald R. Monahan

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461515777

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 856

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Parking Structures provides a single-source reference for parking structure designers, builders, and owners. This third edition is still the only such book. It addresses how to select the best functional and structural designs for a given situation, ensure long-term durability, design for easy maintenance, decide on the number and placement of entrances and exits, design an easily understood wayfinding system, design for ADA compliance, plan for internal auto and pedestrian traffic circulation, select the most effective and energy efficient lighting system, avoid the most common design and construction pitfalls, provide for adequate patron safety and security, carry out needed repairs, and extend the parking structure life. Parking Structures addresses all the major issues related to parking garages. It is an essential reference for parking structure owners, structural engineers, architects, contractors, and other professionals. New in the third edition: This third edition of Parking Structures includes new material on metric dimensions and recommendations for functional design globally, new research on flow capacity and queuing at parking entry/exits, an entirely new chapter on planning for a new parking structure, including cost issues and alternatives to structure construction, pedestrian considerations, safety in parking facilities, plazas above parking structures, an expanded chapter on seismic design, seismic retrofit, life cycle cost analysis, and upgrades to existing structures.
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Space Planning Basics

Author: Mark Karlen,Rob Fleming

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118882512

Category: Architecture

Page: 256

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Conquer the complexity of interior design with a logical, methodical approach Space Planning Basics is a definitive introduction and principle resource for thousands of designers. With step-by-step methodology based on the author’s several decades of design experience, this authoritative guide has become the de facto reference for an entire generation of designers. This updated fourth edition includes digitized drawings, diagrams, and matrices throughout, and newly added supplemental photographs. The text has been revised to reflect the latest developments in sustainable and universal design, including coverage of daylighting, benchmarking, LEED system standards, and green code issues. The companion website provides AutoCAD files, intrustor videos and matrices to give you a deeper real-world understanding of the design process. This book is perfect preparation for the NCIDQ exam. Proper space planning goes way beyond sketching a preliminary floor plan. Successful implementation includes a balanced integration of code compliance, system support, and adherence to the client’s functional needs. Sustainability adds a new, important layer of complexity. This book shows you how to approach space planning in a way that ensures all considerations are met, and nothing gets lost in the process. Adopt an organized and comprehensive planning methodology Work effectively with dimensionally challenging spaces Consider building systems, codes, lighting, acoustics, and more Develop advanced skills and conquer new challenges Space planning encompasses many components and processes, making a comprehensive reference necessary for mastery of the field. Space Planning Basics is a thorough, methodical resource that gets you started on the right track, with plenty of room for creativity.
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Sport and Architecture

Author: Benjamin S. Flowers

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317756320

Category: Architecture

Page: 136

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Sport and architecture are two elements of contemporary life that have a broad and profound impact on the world around us. The role architecture plays in shaping buildings and societies has occupied historians for centuries. Likewise, the cultural, economic, and political importance of sport is the subject of sustained academic inquiry. When sport and architecture converge, as in the 2012 London Olympics or the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, then the impact of these two forms of social activity is redoubled. This book presents a new and dynamic study of the complex relationship between sport and architecture. It explores the history of sport architecture and examines the buildings and events that create sites where sport and architecture converge in particularly telling ways. Its chapters discuss the following topics: sport architecture and urban redevelopment sport architecture and technology sport architecture and nationalism sport architecture as social activism sport architecture and global capitalism. By considering the importance of architectural form alongside these key themes, this book represents a landmark study for anybody interested in the social and cultural significance of architecture or sport.
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Materials for Architects and Builders

Author: Arthur Lyons

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317667360

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 496

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Materials for Architects and Builders provides a clear and concise introduction to the broad range of materials used within the construction industry and covers the essential details of their manufacture, key physical properties, specification and uses. Understanding the basics of materials is a crucial part of undergraduate and diploma construction or architecture-related courses, and this established textbook helps the reader to do just that with the help of colour photographs and clear diagrams throughout. This new edition has been completely revised and updated to include the latest developments in materials research, new images, appropriate technologies and relevant legislation. The ecological effects of building construction and lifetime use remain an important focus, and this new edition includes a wide range of energy saving building components.
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Time-Saver Standards for Interior Design and Space Planning

Author: Joseph DeChiara,Julius Panero,Martin Zelnik

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071704655

Category: Architecture

Page: 1689

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The "Silver Bible" -- thoroughly revised, updated and redesigned Interior designers, architects, and other design professionals can still turn to the field’s beloved "Silver Bible" for a wealth of information related to the design and planning of residential and commercial interiors. But now, Time-Saver Standards for Interior Design and Space Planning, Second Edition goes even further to truly make the classic interior design reference the standard in its field. From standard furniture dimensions to architectural woodwork details, you’ll find a vast array of time-saving data and details. Editors Joseph DeChiara, Julius Panero, and Martin Zelnik have brought together contributions from well-known architectural and interior design firms to give you details derived from actual designs and working drawings, showing various solutions for typical design problems encountered in interior architecture. You get a wide range of typical layouts and residential spaces, offices, conference rooms, and reception areas, in addition to details of bars, restaurants, and public toilets. This exciting new edition includes new international examples and metrification – and provides you with full coverage of healthcare spaces, educational spaces; home offices; videoconferencing spaces; green design; project forms and schedules. Two outstanding sections cover historic styles and woodworking.
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Data Center Handbook

Author: Hwaiyu Geng

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118937570

Category: Computers

Page: 720

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Provides the fundamentals, technologies, and best practices in designing, constructing and managing mission critical, energy efficient data centers Organizations in need of high-speed connectivity and nonstop systems operations depend upon data centers for a range of deployment solutions. A data center is a facility used to house computer systems and associated components, such as telecommunications and storage systems. It generally includes multiple power sources, redundant data communications connections, environmental controls (e.g., air conditioning, fire suppression) and security devices. With contributions from an international list of experts, The Data Center Handbook instructs readers to: Prepare strategic plan that includes location plan, site selection, roadmap and capacity planning Design and build "green" data centers, with mission critical and energy-efficient infrastructure Apply best practices to reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions Apply IT technologies such as cloud and virtualization Manage data centers in order to sustain operations with minimum costs Prepare and practice disaster reovery and business continuity plan The book imparts essential knowledge needed to implement data center design and construction, apply IT technologies, and continually improve data center operations.
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Processes of Creating Space

An Architectural Design Workbook

Author: Georg Rafailidis,Stephanie Davidson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317447662

Category: Architecture

Page: 248

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Processes of Creating Space is a workbook for beginning designers that shows how to generate space with user experiences in mind. It explains how to keenly perceive your world and seamlessly integrate architectural representation into your design process. The book uses two main strategies, blending the design process with material processes and media techniques and ‘experiential typologies’ - emphasising first-hand experience of space. Five highly experimental assignments explore the interwoven relationship between design process and design tools, to help you learn when to incorporate writing, architectural photography, macro photography, orthographic projection, perspective projection, hand-drawing, CAD, mass modelling, hot wire foam cutting, 3D modelling, multi-part plaster mold making, slip casting, plaster casting, paper casting, monocoque shell structures, working with latex, concrete, twine pulp, full-scale prototyping and more. Illustrated with more than 350 color images, the book also includes a section on material fabrication techniques and a glossary of technical terms. An eResource containing downloadable essays, stop-motion videos, sample schedules, and supplementary information can be found here: www.routledge.com/9781138903685
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Cinematic Aided Design

An Everyday Life Approach to Architecture

Author: François Penz

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317526627

Category: Architecture

Page: 244

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Cinematic Aided Design: An Everyday Life Approach to Architecture provides architects, planners, designer practitioners, politicians and decision makers with a new awareness of the practice of everyday life through the medium of film. This novel approach will also appeal to film scholars and film practitioners with an interest in spatial and architectural issues, as well as researchers from cultural studies in the field of everyday life. The everyday life is one of the hardest things to uncover since by its very nature it remains overlooked and ignored. However, cinema has over the last 120 years represented, interpreted and portrayed hundreds of thousands of everyday life situations taking place in a wide range of dwellings, streets and cities. Film constitutes the most comprehensive lived in building data in existence. Cinema created a comprehensive encyclopedia of architectural spaces and building elements. It has exposed large fragments of our everyday life and everyday environment that this book is aiming to reveal and restitute.
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NKBA Kitchen and Bathroom Planning Guidelines with Access Standards

Author: NKBA (National Kitchen and Bath Association)

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119216575

Category: Architecture

Page: 96

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The essential kitchen and bath design reference, updated with the latest codes NKBA Kitchen & Bathroom Planning Guidelines with Access Standards is the industry standard reference, written by the National Kitchen and Bath Association and updated with the latest codes and standards. This new second edition features revised guidelines for cooking surface clearance, electrical receptacles, and ventilation for kitchens, as well as ceiling height, shower size, electrical receptacles, and ventilation for bathrooms. Revised to reflect the 2015 International Residential Code and the ICC A117.1-2009, all illustrations have been expertly redrawn using 2020 Design and Chief Architect Software to provide clearer visual reference for real-world application. With thirty-one kitchen guidelines and twenty-seven bathroom guidelines, this book provides full planning recommendations, code references, and access standards for today's kitchen and bath design professional. Kitchens and bathrooms are the two most functional rooms in the house, and also the most code-intensive. It is imperative that design professionals stay up to speed on the latest guidelines to ensure the safety and efficiency of their projects. Get up to date on the latest kitchen and bath codes Reference a new range of standards for clearance, ventilation, and more Design for storage based on the results of university research Examine illustrative and descriptive plans, sections, and perspective views The NKBA guidelines are based on a composite of historical review, current industry environment and practices, emerging trends, consumer lifestyles, research, and building codes. These factors combine to help kitchen and bath professionals create designs that are beautiful, functional, accessible, and safe. The NKBA Kitchen & Bathroom Planning Guidelines with Access Standards is the complete reference professionals turn to for the latest in kitchen and bath design.
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