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Architect's Pocket Book Edition 2015 (PDF)

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Edition: 2017
Pages: 414
Author(s): Charlotte Baden-Powell, Jonathan Hetreed and Ann Ross
Publisher: Routledge
Language: English
Size: 103 Mb

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 dear 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 fifth edition includes the updating of regulations, standards and sources across a wide range of topics.

Compact and easy to use, the Architect's Pocket Book has sold well over 90,000 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 Fifth Edition xi
Acknowledgements to the Fifth Edition xiii
1 General Information 1
The architect's role in the twenty-first century 1
Designing for a changing climate 1
Metric system 8
Metric units 9
Temperature 10
Imperial units 1 1
Conversion factors 12
Greek alphabet 15
Roman numerals 15
Geometric data 16
Paper sizes 21
CAD - Computer Aided Design 23
BIM - Building information Modelling 23
Drawing conventions 26
3D drawing 30
Perspective drawing 30
NBS 32
The classifications 33
2 Consents and Design Guidance 35
Planning permissions 35
Listed Buildings 48
Party Wall awards 49
Building Regulations 51
Dampness in buildings 54
Construction Design and Management Regulations 56
Standards in the construction industry 60
Costs and Law 64
Sustainability, energy saving and green issues 69
Anthropometric data 79
Furniture and fittings data 83
Sanitary provision for public buildings 97
Accessible WC compartments 100
An introduction to plant selection 1 02
3 Structures 115
Eurocodes 116
Foundation types 117
Masonry structures 118
Timber frame construction 120
Weights of materials 122
Newtons 125
Imposed loads 126
Imposed roof loads 131
Wind loads - simple calculation 132
Fire resistance 133
Bending moments and beam formulae 134
Safe loads on subsoils 135
Rectangular timber beam formula 136
Timber floor joists 138
Timber ceiling joists 139
Engineered joists and beams 139
Prefabricated timber trusses 140
Glam beams 141
Brickwork and blockwork 142
Concrete 143
Steelwork 144
Lintels 147
Thermal breaks in steelwork 1 53
Precast concrete floors 154
4 Services 158
Drainage 159
Inspection chamber covers 160
Single stack drainage system 161
Rainwater disposal 162
Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems (SUDS) 163
Water supply regulations 165
Water storage 170
Mains pressure cylinders 173
U-values 175
R-values 178
K-values 178
Conservation of fuel and power 179
Heat losses 180
Non-repeating thermal bridging and air permeability 181
Heating and hot water systems diagrams 184
Heating and hot water systems 185
Ventilation 188
Electrical installation 194
Lighting 199
Sound 221
Home technology integration 226
5 Building Elements 230
Stair sand balustrades 230
Fireplaces 233
Chimneys and flues 235
Doors 237
Windows 243
Pitched roof windows 250
Security fittings and ironmongery 255
6 Materials 258
Concrete 258
Brickwork and blockwork 259
Cavity wall ties 268
Brick paving patterns 269
Paving slab-sand paviours 270
Clay-ware - definitions 270
Stonework 271
Damp-Proof Courses(DPCs) 273
Damp-Proof Membranes (DPMs)and ground gas
protection 274
Plaster and render 276
Pre-mixed plasters 279
Metals 282
Insulation 287
Roofing 291
Aluminum and stainless steel - both fully
supported and profiled 308
Profiled sheet roofing 31 1
Non-metallic profiled sheet roofing and cladding 312
Flat roofs - non-metallic 313
Glass 317
Environmental control 319
Timber 326
Wood rotting fungi 342
Building boards 349
Plastics 359
Nails and screws 361
Colour 363
Addresses/Sources 371
Bibliography/Sources 385

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