The Freight Transport Association has published the latest edition of Designing for Deliveries, the publication/CD-Rom design aid for engineers, architects and others involved in the design and construction of premises used by lorries and other commercial vehicles.
Edited by Kit Mitchell, formerly of Transport Research Laboratory, the guide contains much information and advice based on FTA's practical experience assisting members, local authorities, planners and architects in this field of activity.
The demands made by each transport undertaking will vary and designs will be influenced by the individual circumstances of space, vehicles, financial resource and client preferences. Therefore, a guide such as this can only offer general advice which experienced design engineers and architects must interpret and apply.
Many of the illustrations in the main text are to a scale of 1:500, but to improve their usefulness to the reader a number of these are reproduced to a scale of 1:200 in appendix B.
The diagrams in this guide showing vehicle swept paths are available from FTA on CD-Rom, suitable for most CAD systems. It is hoped that these, combined with the reference material in the guide, will assist the making of informed judgements about the space requirements for vehicles and the design of facilities.
The Designing for Deliveries guide is available by itself at £80 (no VAT) for FTA members and £100 (no VAT) for non-members. The CD-Rom costs £80 (+ VAT) for a single-user FTA member or £100 (plus VAT) for a single user non-member. For a multi user licence it costs £150 (plus VAT) for FTA members or £180 (plus VAT) for non-members.