The book that every engineer and architect should have is a reference book for spatial requirements in building design and site planning. Even though the first edition was published in 1936 by Ernst Neufert and the last 4th edition was published in 2012, the information is still valuable and essential consisting of mass of preliminary considerations organized by the building type.
The book was published to help the initial design of buildings by providing extensive information about spatial requirements such as ergonomics, functional building layouts for various types of buildings, and with over 6 200 diagrams it provides a mass of data. Most illustrations are dimensioned and each building type includes plans, sections, and site layout and design details. The topics covered in this book among others are retail and office buildings, education and research facilities, streets, agricultural, public transport, designing for vehicles, fire stations and restaurants, zoos and aquariums, sport facilities and hospitals, crematories and places of worship, etc.
So if you are thinking about a new kitchen or a bathroom for you home, or are thinking about changing the layout of your open plan office, or want to extend the parking place in a car park, this book is for you.