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 sixth edition includes the updating of regulations, standards and sources across a wide range of topics, with a particular focus on sustainability issues. Compact and easy to use, the Architect’s Pocket Book has sold well over 100,000 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.
Preface to the Sixth Edition Acknowledgements to the Sixth Edition 1. General Information The Architect’s role in the 21st century. Designing for a Changing Climate. Metric system. Metric units. Temperature. Imperial units. Conversion factors. Greek alphabet. Roman numerals. Geometric data. Paper sizes. CAD (Computer Aided Design). BIM (Building Information Modelling). Drawing conventions. 3-Dimensional hand drawing. NBS. The classifications. 2. Design Guidance. Professional bodies for architects and technologists. Planning permissions. Other consents. Planning appeals. Party Wall Awards. Building Regulations. Dampness in buildings. Construction Design and Management Regulations. Standards – in the construction industry. Cost estimating, contracts, fees, disputes and legal involvement for Architects. Sustainability, energy saving and green issues in a time of Climate Emergency. Landscaping. Anthropometric data. Furniture and fittings data. Vehicles and bicycles. Sanitary provision for public buildings. 3. Structures. Eurocodes. Building loading. Bending moments and beam formulae. Fire resistance. Low carbon design. Substructure (Foundations). Superstructure (above ground structure). Masonry structures. Timber construction. Metal structural framing systems (SFS). Steel frame. Concrete frame. 4. Services. Drainage. Rainwater disposal. Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems (SUDS). Water supply regulations. Water storage and use. U-values. R-values. K-values. Conservation of fuel and power. Heat losses. Central heating and hot water systems. Ventilation. Electrical installation. Lighting. Sound. Home Technology Integration. 5. Building Elements. Enclosure. Stairs and balustrades. Fireplaces. Chimneys and Flues. Doors. Windows. Pitched rooflights. Flat rooflights. Security fittings and Ironmongery. 6. Materials and Components. Concrete. Brickwork and Blockwork. Stonework. Damp proof courses and membranes. Plaster and render. Metals. Insulation. Roofing and cladding. Glass. Glass blocks. Timber. Building boards. Wood rotting fungi. Plastics. Wall and floor tiles. Nails and screws. Colour. Paints. Wallpaper. Addresses/Sources Bibliography/Sources Index