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Architect's Bundle: Metric Handbook, Second Edition Paperback – May 24, 1999

ISBN-13: 978-0750608992 ISBN-10: 0750608994 Edition: 2nd
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An excellent architectural handbook that fulfils its promise.
This is a brilliant book! After discovering this handbook, through a colleague at work, I felt I just had to have my own copy. As a design manager for a large construction company, it is invaluable to have a ready source of all those data that allow me to check for a complete and workable design - the devil is in the detail - and the details are almost sure to be here. Just about every type of public and private building or facility is dealt with, from farms to factories and from law courts to laboratories. There are also sections on generic aspects such as HVAC, lighting, sound and structural materials. All the data is fully referenced back to source and relevant codes and standards.
For any design office I would think the corresponding CD-ROM, from which symbol drawings can be copied into CAD files, would be a must.
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The book contains 30 chapters dealing with all the principal building types, ranging from airports, factories and warehouses, offices shops and hospitals, to schools churches and libraries. For each such building type The Metric Handbook gives the basic design requirements and all the principal dimensional data.

In addition, there are chapters dealing with general aspects of building such as materials, lighting, acoustics and tropical design.

It is therefore 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.

The book contains 30 chapters dealing with all the principal building types, ranging from airports, factories and warehouses, offices shops and hospitals, to schools churches and libraries. For each such building type The Metric Handbook gives the basic design requirements and all the principal dimensional data.

In addition, there are chapters dealing with general aspects of building such as materials, lighting, acoustics and tropical design.

It is therefore 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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Product Details

  • Paperback: 512 pages
  • Publisher: Architectural Press; 2 edition (May 24, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0750608994
  • ISBN-13: 978-0750608992
  • Product Dimensions: 11.6 x 8.4 x 1.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,483,322 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By somchai on June 8, 2000
Format: Paperback
I found many great referenced data on designing work space for my clients' projects, and also our new office. Can't work without this one. Excellent.
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By Omar Helmy on December 27, 2005
Format: Paperback
I'm a graduate design architect, and i've been looking for a design standards reference. I came across this book, i've never heard about it before, as i was more familiar with Time Saver. But i was surprised by how good this book is and how sufficient the information contained is for all stages of design.

The Time Saver Book might be more comprehensive in some aspects and may also have more examples of different building types. But the price of this book is very good compared to the time saver, which costs much more. I definitely recommend this book...
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I am an Architect dealing with planning and early stages of projects. This book is concise, clear and comprehensive and I don't know what I would do without it. I had a well-used and dog-eared copy from the original edition of 1979 and have just updated to the current edition. The information is easy to find, not over-detailed and still seems to be under the control of one person. Highly recommended and good value.
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By D. J. Adler on June 29, 2000
Format: Paperback
I have been told that there was a review that said that there were errors in the book. This is certainly so, I should know, I am the editor! No reference book as comprehensive as this will ever be perfect. However, if you, the customer, finds one of these, please tell me. My e-mail address is David_Adler@compuserve.com. Thank you.
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A valuable and a must have book...but print and paper quality is not worth...it is very much like as if phocopied and binded...

Yagmur TOPRAKLI
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