Architect's Pocket Book 5th Edition

Author(s): Charlotte Baden-Powell

reference | design & construction | Routledge

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 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.


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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 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.

Preface to the Fifth Edition. Acknowledgements to the Fifth Edition. 1. General Information. The Architect's role in the 21st Century. Climate maps. Metric system. Metric units. Temperature. Imperial units. Conversion factors. Greek alphabet. Roman numerals. Geometric data. Paper sizes. CAD. BIM. Drawing conventions. Perspective drawing - method of setting up. NBS. The classifications. 2. Planning Policy and Guidance. Planning and other permissions. Party Wall Awards. Building Regulations 2010. Dampness in buildings. Construction Design and Management Regulations. Standards - in the construction industry. Costs, Fees, Appointments and Law. Sustainability, energy saving and green issues. Anthropometric data. Furniture and fittings data. Sanitary provision for public buildings. An introduction to plant selection. Hedges. Trees. 3. Structures. Eurocodes. Foundation types. Masonry Structures. Timber frame construction. Weights of materials. Newtons. Imposed loads. Wind loads. Fire resistance. Bending moments and beam formulae. Safe loads on subsoils. Timber. Brickwork and blockwork. Concrete. Steelwork. Lintels. Precast concrete floors. 4. Services. Drainage. Rainwater disposal. Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems (SUDS). Water supply regulations. Water storage. 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. Stairs and balustrades. Fireplaces. Chimneys and Flues. Doors. Windows. Pitched roof windows. Flat rooflights. Security fittings. 6. Materials. Concrete. Brickwork and Blockwork. Stonework. Damp proof courses and membranes. Plaster and render. Metals. Insulation. Roofing. Glass. Glass blocks. Timber. Building boards. Plastics. Nails and screws. Colour. Stains. Paints. Addresses/Sources. Bibliography/Sources. Index.

General Fields

  • : 9781138643994
  • : Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • : Routledge
  • : April 2017
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 412
  • : Charlotte Baden-Powell
  • : Paperback
  • : 5th Revised edition