Mechanical and Electrical Equipment for Buildings


Author: Walter T. Grondzik,Alison G. Kwok,Benjamin Stein,John S. Reynolds

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118039403

Category: Architecture

Page: 1792

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Mechanical and electrical equipment for buildings


Author: Benjamin Stein

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471465911

Category: Architecture

Page: 1724

View: 4226

Two-time winner of the AIA's Citation for Excellence in International Architecture Book Publishing The updated edition of the definitive guide to the design of environmental control systems Mechanical and Electrical Equipment for Buildings has been a fixture in architecture and construction firms all over the world for more than half a century. It has launched the careers of generations of students and served as a reliable reference for seasoned professionals. Continuing its proud heritage, this Tenth Edition provides thorough coverage of the latest in the theory and practice of environmental control system design. This bestselling book encompasses mechanical and electrical systems for buildings of all sizes, featuring design guidelines and detailed design procedures for every topic covered and supported by more than 2,200 illustrations--over 225 new to this edition! It also includes information on acoustics, current technologies, new and emerging design trends, and updated codes and standards--and its superb illustrations, tables, and high-quality photographs provide a quick reference for both students and busy professionals.

Building Technology

Mechanical and Electrical Systems


Author: Benjamin Stein

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471593195

Category: Architecture

Page: 1048

View: 5222

The complete guide to building technology This comprehensive guide provides complete coverage of every aspect of the building technologist′s profession. It details design and installation procedures, describes all relevant equipment and hardware, and illustrates the preparation of working drawings and construction details that meet project specifications, code requirements, and industry standards. The author establishes procedures for professional field inspections and equipment operations tests, provides real–world examples from both residential and nonresidential construction projects, and makes specific references to code compliance throughout the text. This new edition incorporates changes in building codes, advances in materials and design techniques, and the emergence of computer–aided design (CAD), while retaining the logical structure and helpful special features of the first edition. More than 1,100 drawings, tables, and photographs complement and illustrate discussions in the text. Topics covered include: ∗ Heating, ventilating, and air conditioning systems– equipment and design ∗ Plumbing systems– equipment and design ∗ Electrical and lighting systems– equipment and design ∗ Testing, adjusting, and balancing procedures for all building systems ∗ Every aspect of the building technologist′s profession, from the creation of working drawings through on–site supervision and systems maintenance Extensive appendices include conversion factors; duct design data; test report forms for use in field work; design forms and schedules for electrical, HVAC, and plumbing work; and more.

Mechanical and Electrical Equipment for Buildings


Author: CTI Reviews

Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

ISBN: 1467252824

Category: Education

Page: 76

View: 5383

Facts101 is your complete guide to Mechanical and Electrical Equipment for Buildings. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

Building Type Basics for Elementary and Secondary Schools


Author: Bradford Perkins

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471437697

Category: Architecture

Page: 272

View: 7125

Here's the essential information you need to initiate designs forpreschools and kindergartens as well as elementary, middle, andhigh schools. Filled with project photographs, diagrams, floor plans,sections, and details. Combines in-depth coverage of the structural, mechanical,acoustic, traffic, and safety issues that are unique to schoolbuildings with the nuts-and-bolts design guidelines that will startany project off on the right track and keep it there throughcompletion. Order your copy today!

Integrated Buildings

The Systems Basis of Architecture


Author: Leonard R. Bachman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471467748

Category: Architecture

Page: 496

View: 4527

An "anatomical" study of building systems integration withguidelines for practical applications Through a systems approach to buildings, Integrated Buildings:The Systems Basis of Architecture details the practice ofintegration to bridge the gap between the design intentions andtechnical demands of building projects. Analytic methods areintroduced that illustrate the value, benefit, and application ofsystems integration, as well as guidelines for selecting technicalsystems in the conceptual, schematic, and design development stagesof projects. Landmark structures such as Eero Saarinen's John DeereHeadquarters, Renzo Piano's Kansai International Airport, GlennMurcutt's Magney House, and Richard Rogers's Lloyd's of Londonheadquarters are presented as part of an extensive collection ofcase studies organized into seven categories: Laboratories Offices Pavilions Green Architecture High Tech Architecture Airport Terminals Residential Architecture Advanced material is provided on methods of integration,including an overview of integration topics, the systems basis ofarchitecture, and the integration potential of various buildingsystems. An expanded case study of Ibsen Nelsen's design for thePacific Museum of Flight is used to demonstrate case study methodsfor tracing integration through any work of architecture. Visually enhanced with more than 300 illustrations, diagrams,and photographs, Integrated Buildings: The Systems Basis ofArchitecture is a valuable reference guide for architecture andcivil engineering students, as well as architects, engineers, andother professionals in the construction industry.

Building Systems for Interior Designers


Author: Corky Binggeli

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118174321

Category: Architecture

Page: 464

View: 5870

Building Systems for interior designers Second Edition Corky Binggeli, asid The updated guide to technical building systems for interior designers As integral members of the building design team, interior designers share an increasingly complex and crucial role. Now revised in its second edition, Building Systems for Interior Designers remains the one go-to resource that addresses the special concerns of the interior designer within the broader context of the rest of the building design team. Building Systems for Interior Designers, Second Edition explains technical building systems and engineering issues in a clear and accessible way to interior designers. Covering systems from HVAC to water and waste to lighting, transportation, and safety, author Corky Binggeli enables interior designers to communicate more effectively with architects, engineers, and contractors; collaborate effectively on projects; and contribute to more accurate solutions for a broad range of building considerations. Among the many improvements in the Second Edition are: A deeper engagement with sustainable building design, giving the interior designer the resources needed to participate as part of a sustainable design team A reshaped structure that enhances the reader's understanding of the material Many more illustrations and explanatory captions With a host of features to make the book more up to date, easier to use, and more effective as an instructive guide, Building Systems for Interior Designers, Second Edition is a valuable book for students as well as a practical desktop reference for professionals.

Building Construction Illustrated


Author: Francis D. K. Ching

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111874005X

Category: Architecture

Page: 480

View: 819

The classic visual guide to the basics of building construction,now with a 3D digital building model for interactive learning For over three decades, Building Construction Illustratedhas offered an outstanding introduction to the principles ofbuilding construction. This new edition of the revered classicremains as relevant as ever, providing the latest information inFrancis D.K. Ching's signature style. Its rich and comprehensiveapproach clearly presents all of the basic concepts underlyingbuilding construction. New to this edition are digital enhancements delivered as anonline companion to the print edition and also embedded in e-bookeditions. Features include a 3D model showing how buildingcomponents come together in a final project. llustrated throughout with clear and accurate drawings thatpresent the state of the art in construction processes andmaterials Updated and revised to include the latest knowledge onsustainability, incorporation of building systems, and use of newmaterials Contains archetypal drawings that offer clear inspiration fordesigners and drafters Reflects the 2012 International Building Codes and 2012 LEEDsystem This new edition of Building Construction Illustratedremains as relevant as ever, with the most current knowledgepresented in a rich and comprehensive manner that does notdisappoint.

European Building Construction Illustrated


Author: Francis D. K. Ching,Mark Mulville

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119953170

Category: Architecture

Page: 472

View: 795

The first European edition of Francis DK Ching?s classic visual guide to the basics of building construction. For nearly four decades, the US publication Building Construction Illustrated has offered an outstanding introduction to the principles of building construction. This new European edition focuses on the construction methods most commonly used in Europe, referring largely to UK Building Regulations overlaid with British and European, while applying Francis DK Ching?s clear graphic signature style. It provides a coherent and essential primer, presenting all of the basic concepts underlying building construction and equipping readers with useful guidelines for approaching any new materials or techniques they may encounter. European Building Construction Illustrated provides a comprehensive and lucid presentation of everything from foundations and floor systems to finish work. Laying out the material and structural choices available, it provides a full understanding of how these choices affect a building?s form and dimensions. Complete with more than 1000 illustrations, the book moves through each of the key stages of the design process, from site selection to building components, mechanical systems and finishes. Illustrated throughout with clear and accurate drawings that effectively communicate construction processes and materials Provides an overview of the mainstream construction methods used in Europe Based around the UK regulatory framework, the book refers to European level regulations where appropriate. References leading environmental assessment methods of BREEAM and LEED, while outlining the Passive House Standard Includes emerging construction methods driven by the sustainability agenda, such as structural insulated panels and insulating concrete formwork Features a chapter dedicated to construction in the Middle East, focusing on the Gulf States

Using the Engineering Literature, Second Edition


Author: Bonnie A. Osif

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439850038

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 600

View: 883

With the encroachment of the Internet into nearly all aspects of work and life, it seems as though information is everywhere. However, there is information and then there is correct, appropriate, and timely information. While we might love being able to turn to Wikipedia® for encyclopedia-like information or search Google® for the thousands of links on a topic, engineers need the best information, information that is evaluated, up-to-date, and complete. Accurate, vetted information is necessary when building new skyscrapers or developing new prosthetics for returning military veterans While the award-winning first edition of Using the Engineering Literature used a roadmap analogy, we now need a three-dimensional analysis reflecting the complex and dynamic nature of research in the information age. Using the Engineering Literature, Second Edition provides a guide to the wide range of resources available in all fields of engineering. This second edition has been thoroughly revised and features new sections on nanotechnology as well as green engineering. The information age has greatly impacted the way engineers find information. Engineers have an effect, directly and indirectly, on almost all aspects of our lives, and it is vital that they find the right information at the right time to create better products and processes. Comprehensive and up to date, with expert chapter authors, this book fills a gap in the literature, providing critical information in a user-friendly format.

Design of Mechanical and Electrical Systems in Buildings


Author: J. Trost,Ifte Choudhury

Publisher: Prentice Hall


Category: House & Home

Page: 420

View: 4911

Using a concise and logical format that explains fundamentals in very simple terms—yet extensively—this book helps readers develop a working knowledge of the design decisions, equipment options, and operations of different building sub-systems. Readers will learn to design, size, and detail the different sub-systems installations, select fixtures and components, and integrate all the building sub-systems with site, building, foundations, structure, materials, and finishes. Organized into four parts, topics include: Lighting chapters cover perceptions, lamps, luminaries, and design examples. Electrical chapters explain the energy form that lights, heats, cools, and powers buildings. Heating, ventilating, and air conditioning chapters show how to calculate heating/cooling costs for home/office, determine the size of air distribution components, and how to consider HVAC options and zoning for home/office. Water and plumbing chapters introduces water demand for buildings, plumbing systems for buildings, methods of site waterscape, and plumbing fixtures and components. For architects, constructors, managers, occupants, and owners who wish to refine and improve their understanding of efficiency in building operation.

NEHRP Recommended Provisions for Seismic Regulations for New Buildings and Other Structures



Author: Eugene Zeller

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 9780756706296


Page: 362

View: 324

Chap. 1 sets forth the general require. for applying the analysis & design provisions contained in Chap. 2 through 12 of the Nat. Earthquake Hazards Reduction Prog. Recommended Provisions for Seismic Reg's. for New Bldgs. & Other Structures. It is similar to what might be incorporated in a code as administrative regulations. Also includes info. on: quality assurance; ground motion; structural design criteria; architectural, mechanical, & electrical components; seismically isolated structures; & design require. for foundation, steel structure, concrete structure, composite steel & concrete structure, masonry structure, wood structure, & non-building structures. Illustrated.