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Mechanical and Electrical Equipment for Buildings

Mechanical and Electrical Equipment for Buildings

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By (author) Walter T. Grondzik, By (author) Alison G. Kwok, By (author) Benjamin Stein, By (author) John S. Reynolds

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  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Ltd
  • Format: Hardback | 1792 pages
  • Dimensions: 211mm x 274mm x 64mm | 2,926g
  • Publication date: 4 January 2010
  • Publication City/Country: Chichester
  • ISBN 10: 0470195657
  • ISBN 13: 9780470195659
  • Edition: 11, Revised
  • Edition statement: 11th Revised edition
  • Sales rank: 513,297

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For more than half a century, this book has been a fixture in architecture and construction firms the world over. Twice awarded the AIA's Citation for Excellence in International Architecture Book Publishing, Mechanical and Electrical Equipment for Buildings is recognized for its comprehensiveness, clarity of presentation, and timely coverage of new design trends and technologies. Addressing mechanical and electrical systems for buildings of all sizes, it provides design guidelines and detailed design procedures for each topic covered. Thoroughly updated to cover the latest technologies, new and emerging design trends, and relevant codes, this latest edition features more than 2,200 illustrations--200 new to this edition--and a companion Website with additional resources.

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Walter T. Grondzik, PE, LEED AP, is Professor of Architecture at Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana. Grondzik is a Fellow of ASHRAE, a Fellow of the American Solar Energy Society, and a past president of the Society of Building Science Educators and the Architectural Research Centers Consortium. He holds an MS in mechanical engineering (building environmental systems) and a bachelor of architectural engineering. Alison G. Kwok, PhD, AIA, LEED AP, is Professor of Architecture at the University of Oregon, Eugene, teaches design studios, seminars in building performance, as well as courses in environmental technology. Kwok has served as a board member for the Arch-itectural Research Centers Consortium and is a past president of the Society of Building Science Educators, a member of several ASHRAE committees, and a member of the USGBC's Formal Education Committee. Benjamin Stein is a consulting engineer with more than fifty years of experience in all phases of environmental control system design. He currently resides in Jerusalem, Israel. John S. Reynolds, AIA, is Professor Emeri-tus of Architecture at the University of Oregon, Eugene, and is a registered architect in private practice.

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The foremost guide to the design of environmental control systems Updated and expandedFor more than seven decades, "Mechanical and Electrical Equipment for Buildings" has been the preeminent teaching and practice reference for building environmental control systems. Now this classic text has been updated and expanded, and continues to help prepare generations of students for their careers in architecture, architectural engineering, and construction management, and to supply professionals with in-depth information to assist them with their decision making in practice.With over 2,200 drawings and photographs--more than 200 of them new to this edition--the "Eleventh Edition" covers basic theory, preliminary building design guidelines, and detailed design procedures for buildings of all sizes, and also provides information on the latest technologies, emerging design trends, and updated codes.New and notable: Increased attention placed on mitigating environmental impacts, in both off-site and on-site resourcesCase studies showing successful integration of design strategiesDiscussions of "why" and "how to," which help the reader better understand concepts and applicationsDiscussions of computer-based design simulations, incorporating an appreciation of hand calculation skills

Table of contents

Preface. Acknowledgments. PART I DESIGN CONTEXT. Chapter 1 Design Process. Chapter 2 Environmental Resources. Chapter 3 Sites and Resources. Chapter 4 Comfort and Design Strategies. Chapter 5 Indoor Air Quality. PART II THERMAL CONTROL. Chapter 6 Solar Geometry and Shading Devices. Chapter 7 Heat Flow. Chapter 8 Designing For Heating and Cooling. Chapter 9 HVAC for Smaller Buildings. Chapter 10 Large Building HVAC Systems. PART III ILLUMINATION. Chapter 11 Lighting Fundamentals. Chapter 12 Light Sources. Chapter 13 Lighting Design Process. Chapter 14 Daylighting Design. Chapter 15 Electric Lighting Design. Chapter 16 Electric Lighting Applications. PART IV ACOUSTICS. Chapter 17 Fundamentals of Architectural Acoustics. Chapter 18 Sound in Enclosed Spaces. Chapter 19 Building Noise Control. PART V WATER AND WASTE. Chapter 20 Water and Basic Design. Chapter 21 Water Supply. Chapter 22 Liquid Waste. Chapter 23 Solid Waste. PART VI FIRE PROTECTION. Chapter 24 Fire Protection. PART VII ELECTRICITY. Chapter 25 Principles of Electricity. Chapter 26 Electrical Systems and Materials. Service and Utilization. Chapter 27 Electrical Systems and Materials. Wiring and Raceways. Chapter 28 Electric Wiring Design. Chapter 29 Photovoltaic Systems. PART VIII SIGNAL SYSTEMS. Chapter 30 Signal Systems. PART IX TRANSPORTATION. Chapter 31 Vertical Transportation: Passenger Elevators. Chapter 32 Vertical Transportation. Special Topics. Chapter 33 Moving Stairways and Walks. PART X APPENDICES. Appendix A Metrication, SI Units, and Conversions. Appendix B Climatic Conditions for the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Appendix C Solar and Daylighting Design Data. Appendix D Solar Geometry. Appendix E Thermal Properties of Materials and Assemblies. Appendix F Heating and Cooling Design Guidelines and Information. Appendix G Standards/Guidelines for Energy- and Resource-Efficient Building Design. Appendix H Annual Solar Performance. Appendix I Economic Analysis. Appendix J Lamp Data. Appendix K Sound Transmission Data for Walls. Appendix L Sound Transmission and Impact Insulation Data for Floor/Ceiling Constructions. Appendix M Design Analysis Software. Index.