New Metric Handbook

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Patricia Tutt, David Adler
Butterworth-Architecture, 1981 - Architectural design - 504 pages
This book was originally devised as a guide for converting from imperial to metric measurements. The New Metric Handbook has since been totally transformed into a major international handbook of planning and design data.

All principal building types are dealt with ranging from airports, factories and warehouses, to schools, churches and libraries. For each such building type the New Metric Handbook gives the basic design requirements and all the principal dimensional data. In addition, there are ten 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 about 100,000 worldwide, and continues to be a reference work belonging on every design office desk or drawing board.

A unique authoritative reference for solving everyday planning problems
Belongs on every design office desk or drawing board

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Ths book in invaluable for an Architect/Engineer/Interior Designers etc. It contains so much information. Some of it seems so trivial that it seems pointless but it is exactly what is needed when doing a project and really stressed. I wish I had bought it sooner! Read full review

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About the author (1981)

David A. Adler was born in New York City. He attended Queen's College in New York City and later, earned an MBA in Marketing from New York University. He writes both fiction and non-fiction. He is the author of Cam Jansen mysteries and the Andy Russell titles. His titles has earned him numerous awards including a Sydney Taylor Book Award for his title "The Number on My Grandfather's Arm," "A Picture Book of Jewish Holidays" was named a Notable Book of 1981 by the American Library Association and "Our Golda" was named a Carter G. Woodson Award Honor Book.

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