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6th Edition

Metric Handbook
Planning and Design Data

Edited By

Pamela Buxton

ISBN 9781138714687
Published February 26, 2018 by Routledge
890 Pages 1330 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

  • 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.

Table of Contents

Preface  Acknowledgements  Design Basics  1. Design Information and Dimensional Coordination Terry Nichols with David King  2. People and Space Revised by Professor Norman Wienand  3. People and Movement Revised by Professor Norman Wienand  4. Access and Inclusion Neil Smith and David Dropkin  5. Capital and Whole Life Costs of Buildings David Holmes and Chris Bicknell  Essentials 6. Structure Revised by Andrew Peters, Arthur Lyons (materials). Original text: David Adler and Norman Seward  7. Materials Arthur Lyons with AHR Architects 8. Thermal Environment Phil Jones 9. Light Joe Lynes  10. Sound Chris Steel  11. Fire Beryl Menzies  12. Flood-aware Design Robert Barker and Richard Coutts  13. Crime Prevention Design Nick Hughes  Building Types 14. Agricultural Buildings John Weller, Rod Sheard, Frank Bradbeer and others  15. Auditoria Revised by Mark Foley and Stefanie Fischer (cinemas). Original text and drawings by Ian Appleton  16. Civic Buildings Revised by David Selby (town halls) and Martin Sutcliffe and Neil Sansum of BDP (law courts)  17. Community Centres Jim Tanner  18. Emergency Services Buildings Including Fire stations by Michael Bowman  19. Hospitals Christiane Anders, Claudia Bloom, Vicky Braouzou, Duncan Finch, Mary Reid, Mariangela Zanini of Avanti Architects. Christopher Shaw of Medical Architecture contributed the section on mental hospitals  20. Hotels Fred Lawson  21. Houses and Flats John Chapman  22. Housing for Older People Justin Bannister and Judith Brown  23. Housing for Students and Young People Liz Pride and Michael Ritchie  24. Industrial Facilities 25. Industrial Storage Buildings Revised with advice from Stephen George & Partners  26. Laboratories Revised by Neville Surti. Original text by Neville Surti and Catherine Nikolaou  27. Libraries Brian Edwards with Ayub Khan  28. Masterplanning and Landscaping David Simister with Guy Walters, with contributions by Sarah Burgess, Hugh Barton and Marcus Grant  29. Museums, Art Galleries and Temporary Exhibition Spaces Geoffrey Mathews  30. Offices Frank Duffy with Jack Pringle, Angela Mullarkey and Richard Finnemore of Perkins+Will  31. Payment and Counselling Offices Richard Napier 32. Places of Worship Leslie Fairweather, Ian Brewerton, Atba Al-Samarraie, David Adler and Derek Kemp. Revised by Maurice Walton  33. Primary Health Care Geoffrey Purves  34. Restaurants and Foodservice Facilities Fred Lawson  35. Retail Shops and Stores Fred Lawson  36. Schools Anthony Langan  37. Security and Counter-terrorism Mark Whyte and Chris Johnson  38. Sports Facilities: Indoor and Outdoor Philip Johnson and Tom Jones  39. Streets and Spaces for People and Vehicles Revised by Ben Hamilton-Baillie (introduction, shared space and place-making), James Horne (vehicles, roads and road design) and Sustrans (cycling routes and parking)  40. Studios for Sound and Vision David Binns  41. Transport Terminals and Interchanges Airports revised by Andrew Perez with additional contributions by Richard Chapman. Railways by Declan McCafferty 42. Tropical Design Patricia Tutt  43. Universities Revised by Rupert Goddard and Tony Poole  Appendix A - SI System  Appendix B – Conversion Factors and Tables  Index

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Pamela Buxton is a freelance architecture and design journalist. She has contributed to many national newspapers, consumer magazines and trade publications, including the architecture publications RIBA Journal and Building Design. She was the editor of 50 Architects 50 Buildings, published by Batsford in 2016.