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

View: 6957

"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: 1317638867

Category: Architecture

Page: 856

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Significantly updated in reference to the latest construction standards and evolving building typesMany chapters revised including housing, transport, offices, libraries and hotelsNew chapter on flood-aware designSustainable design integrated into chapters throughoutOver 100,000 copies sold to successive generations of architects and designers - this book belongs in every design studio and architecture school libraryThe 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,
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Architects' Data

Author: Ernst Neufert,Peter Neufert,Johannes Kister

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405192534

Category: Architecture

Page: 593

View: 4377

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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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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Architect's Pocket Book

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

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 131724303X

Category: Architecture

Page: 398

View: 4612

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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Constructing Architecture

Materials, Processes, Structures

Author: Andrea Deplazes

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3764371900

Category: Architecture

Page: 508

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Now in its second edition: the trailblazing introduction and textbook on construction includes a new section on translucent materials and an article on the use of glass.
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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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The Architects' Handbook

Author: Quentin Pickard

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470695447

Category: Architecture

Page: 454

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The Architects' Handbook provides a comprehensive range of visual and technical information covering the great majority of building types likely to be encountered by architects, designers, building surveyors and others involved in the construction industry. It is organised by building type and concentrates very much on practical examples. Including over 300 case studies, the Handbook is organised by building type and concentrates very much on practical examples. It includes: · a brief introduction to the key design considerations for each building type · numerous plans, sections and elevations for the building examples · references to key technical standards and design guidance · a comprehensive bibliography for most building types The book also includes sections on designing for accessibility, drawing practice, and metric and imperial conversion tables. To browse sample pages please see http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/architectsdata
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Handbook of Construction Tolerances

Author: David Kent Ballast, AIA, CSI

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0471931519

Category: Architecture

Page: 384

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The comprehensive guide to construction tolerances, newly revised and updated How much may a steel frame be out of plumb? What are the expected variations of a precast concrete panel? What is required to successfully detail finish materials on masonry? Updating and expanding on its popular first edition, the Handbook of Construction Tolerances, Second Edition remains the only comprehensive reference to the thousands of industry standard tolerances for the manufacture, fabrication, and installation of construction materials and components-- including all-important accumulated dimensional variations. Covering new materials and techniques developed since the book was first published, the Second Edition of this easy-to-use reference features: * More than 100 drawings illustrating the tolerance concepts * New sections on measuring compliance with tolerance standards; right-of-way construction; autoclaved aerated concrete; tilt-up concrete panels; interior stone wall cladding; structural insulated panels; decorative architectural glass; laminated architectural flat glass and bent glass * New guidelines on how to incorporate tolerance requirements in drawings and specifications * New information on how to apply tolerance information during contract administration With the Handbook, architects, engineers, contractors, interior designers, lawyers, and others involved in the construction industry will be armed with the information they need to design and detail more accurately, write better specifications, establish normal practice and standards of care, supervise construction, settle worksite disputes, and save time and money at every stage of building.
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Space Planning Basics

Author: Mark Karlen

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118174348

Category: Architecture

Page: 240

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Space planning involves much more than sketching a preliminary floor plan. A designer must take a client's programming needs into account and must also consider how other factors such as building codes and environmental factors affect a spatial composition. Space Planning Basics, now in its Third Edition, offers a highly visual, step-by-step approach to developing preliminary floor plans for commercial spaces. The book provides tools for visualizing space and walks the designer through other considerations such as building code requirements and environmental control needs. Specific programming techniques covered include matrices, bubble diagrams, CAD templates, block plans, and more. New to this edition are coverage of the basics of stair design, an essential aspect for planning spaces.
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Materials for Architects and Builders

Author: Arthur Lyons

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317667360

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 496

View: 4149

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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The Environmental Design Pocketbook

Author: Sofie Pelsmakers

Publisher: Riba Publications Limited

ISBN: 9781859465486

Category: Architecture

Page: 416

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The Environmental Design Pocketbook 2nd ed places the information you need for sustainable, low energy building design at your fingertips. Packed with diagrams, tools and tips, it cuts through the complex mass of technical data and legislation that faces the designer, and distils all the key guidance into a single reference that is quick, easy to use and points to the facts, figures and performance data that are most important. This 2nd edition is now fully up-to-date with the latest Building Regulations Part L and F legislation (England and Wales), RIBA Plan of Work 2013, new information on the Green Deal and Zero Carbon and contains revised references and further reading sections throughout. The new edition also continues to provide: - Guidance on all core sustainability topics - Handy tools, allowing quick design estimates - Design guidance, technology, building science and best practice Whether used in the classroom, office or on-site, the book guides the designer through the entire process; from the fundamentals to the building details. From future-proofing for a changing climate to rainwater harvesting, retrofit, and zero-carbon technologies - the Pocketbook has got it covered.
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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: 9780071346160

Category: Architecture

Page: 1689

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Interior architectural details, planning standards, and reference data, for use by architects, interior designers, space planners, facility managers, builders, and design students. Long recognized as one of the most comprehensive architectural and interior design reference resources and known as “the silver bible,” this new edition of Time-Saver Standards for Interior Design and Space Planning is an excellent source of easily accessible design criteria, planning standards, and technical guidelines. The vast array of design information, all contained in a single volume, facilitates and expedites the completion of programming, preliminary planning, design development, and working drawing services. This updated and revised edition of Time-Saver Standards for Interior Design and Space Planning serves as a primary source of information for all design professionals. Organized in an easily accessible format, the book contains key criteria useful to every design professional and builder involved in the planning of a large variety of interior projects. It includes, among other changes, entirely new sections dealing with healthcare spaces, hospitality spaces, banking spaces, conference centers, and accessible design, featuring the latest ADA design requirements. Moreover, many of the existing sections of the book have been significantly expanded to include such new material as design and planning criteria for video-conference spaces, as well as a host of additional lighting design details, workstation configurations, and reference standards. *Accessible Design *ADA *Architectural Woodwork *Audio-Visual Systems *Auditoriums *Banking Spaces *Bars & Restaurants *Bedrooms *Ceiling Types & Details *Classrooms *Closets *Coat Rooms *Conference Centers & Rooms *Construction Details/Interiors *Department Stores *Dining Rooms *Elevators *Fabrics & Furniture *Floor & Wall Coverings *Furniture Hardware *Healthcare Facilities *Home Offices *Hotel Rooms & Suites *Human Factors *Indoor Recreation *Institutional Interiors *Interior Architecture *Kitchens *Libraries *Lighting *Marble Finishes *Mathematical Tables & Formulas *Motels *Nurseries *Offices & Office Planning *Partition Types *Planning Standards *Primary Care Centers *Programming Standards *Ramps *Reference Standards *Residential Design *Restaurants *Retail Spaces *Revolving Doors *Shops *Signage & Graphics *Space Planning *Stairs & Ramps *Stores *Theaters *Universal Design *Wheelchair Lifts *Window Treatments *Wood Veneer Finishes
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Precedents in Zero-Energy Design

Architecture and Passive Design in the 2007 Solar Decathlon

Author: Michael Zaretsky

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135234655

Category: Architecture

Page: 240

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‘Michael Zaretsky’s Precedents in Zero-Energy Design is such an important book ... it will help readers recognize that design comes before technology – and renewable energy systems alone can’t solve the problems we face’ – John D. Quale, Assistant Professor of Architecture and ecoMOD Project Director, University of Virginia The world is currently facing an environmental crisis and as anyone interested in sustainable or zero-energy design knows the design and building industries have the potential to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions across the globe. The Solar Decathlon is an international event in which universities from around the world compete in the design and construction of a one-bedroom, zero-energy house. This book provides an in-depth, yet accessible analysis of the architecture and passive design strategies of the houses in the 2007 Solar Decathlon. These houses are the result of thousands of hours of research and development from twenty universities around the world. Divided into three parts, the book provides: an initial section investigating the architecture, passive design and systems layout of the twenty houses; a diagrammatic comparison of the architecture and passive design characteristics of each of the twenty houses in order of ranking by the Architecture, Comfort Zone and overall scores received in the competition; a deep analysis of the relationship between architecture, passive design and mechanical systems design as compared to the rankings received in the various contests. This analysis considers the decisions made by the competing teams and highlights the success of the design strategies employed. Students, educators, practitioners and researchers of architecture, design and engineering will find this an informative and inspirational book. It examines the relationship between design and environmental principles and provides invaluable insight into some of the most innovative, off-the-grid and zero-energy houses in the world. With a Foreword by John D. Quale, Assistant Professor of Architecture and ecoMOD Project Director, University of Virginia
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Architecture Student's Bundle

Author: Nikolas Davies,Erkki Jokiniemi,David Littlefield,Charlotte Baden-Powell,Jonathan Hetreed,Ann Ross

Publisher: Architectural Press

ISBN: 9781856176378

Category: Architecture

Page: N.A

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Combining TWO BESTSELLING REFERENCES and a BRAND NEW DICTIONARY, this essential bundle provides complete coverage for the architecture student at a great price! The 3 books contain technical guidance that that will help to ground projects in reality, information that will be referred to time and again. The Metric Handbook 3rd edition (ISBN 9780750652810) is THE major handbook of planning and design data for architects. Covering basic design data for all the major building types it is the ideal starting point for any project. The Architect's Pocket Book 3rd edition (ISBN 9780750686174) is a time saver that provides quick and easy references to various architectural data. It's designed an everyday reference to help you locate essential information wherever you are. The Dictionary of Architecture and Building Construction (ISBN 9780750685023) is a comprehensive and beautiful guide to a complex industry. Containing over 20,000 definitions and supported with over 4,000 drawings it will help you to quickly understand those terms that you are not familiar with. Bundled together to save you money, this is the ideal way to get up to speed with the basics as quickly and as cheaply as possible.
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Architecture and Agriculture

A Rural Design Guide

Author: Dewey Thorbeck

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317384350

Category: Architecture

Page: 212

View: 1884

Architecture and Agriculture: A Rural Design Guide presents architectural guidelines for buildings designed and constructed in rural landscapes by emphasizing their connections with function, culture, climate, and place. Following on from the author’s first book Rural Design, the book discusses in detail the buildings that humans construct in support of agriculture. By examining case studies from around the world including Australia, China, Japan, Norway, Poland, Japan, Portugal, North America, Africa and the Southeast Asia it informs readers about the potentials, opportunities, and values of rural architecture, and how they have been developed to create sustainable landscapes and sustainable buildings for rapidly changing rural futures.
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