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6th Edition

Architect's Pocket Book

  • Available for pre-order on April 17, 2023. Item will ship after May 8, 2023
ISBN 9781032414119
May 8, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge
462 Pages 85 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

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

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Jonathan Hetreed and Ann Ross have drawn from decades of experience of running their own architects’ practice in Bath to update and extend the scope of this latest edition of Charlotte Baden-Powell’s APB, reflecting continuing changes in design, construction and practice, incorporating new contributions from consultants and suppliers while retaining the compact scale and lively detail of the original.

Charlotte Baden-Powell (1936 - 2006) was trained at the Architectural Association in London. She practised architecture for over 40 years, during which time she identified the need for this book, first published in 1997 and still incisively relevant today.