This page is a collection of some "curious" things we have found out in the course of MEICON. Don't agree? Want to find out more? Contact us

How many people are do designers think will be in a building?

Check out the calculator behind these posters, linked here

A second version includes data to demonstrate what happens if you remove 75kg per metre squared for office furniture and other equipment. This is an upper bound on what is in real offices (based on surveys such as the Stanhope Report).

Try out the permutations of this poster for structural engineering with the calculator linked here


The above posters show significant some excess capacity in terms of the numbers of people that could be in the building.

Next we can consider, what would an office for 64,125 people look like? We have chosen to look at 64,125 people only as an example. Let us know what you think!