Behind Ivy Covered Walls : An Engineer's Tales
Behind Ivy Covered Walls, An Engineer's Tales, is a collection of more than fifty short stories from the author's first fifty years in the engineering profession. It offers behind the scenes insight of a large university at the support structure that encompasses varied educational/ agricultural fields and makes scientific research efforts possible, and the often intriguing and humourous happenings that occur in such a rich and multi-faceted environment. This university functions as an independent city with internal services of a power plant, well systems, housing, entertainment and sports venues all of which provided the author a daily learning curve in the engineering field. And, after the author retired from the university and established his own consulting firm, tales about the sometimes improbable things people do who design and operate commercial buildings. This book will appeal to engineers, architects, and tradespeople involved in the field of building construction, and to those in the relatively new specialty of Commissioning, making things work like they are designed to function. It is full of troubleshooting stories, problem solving scenarios. An architect who is also a professor at the university stated "this book should be required reading for every mechanical engineering student." Easy to read, hard to put down, these stories will not fail to entertain you. Makes a great gift for the man in your life.
- Paperback | 188 pages
- 140 x 216 x 10mm | 222g
- 17 Nov 2014
- United States
- black & white illustrations
About William Bezdek P E
William Bezdek (1945 -) is a licensed professional MPE engineer who was employed for a quarter century in the Building and Grounds department of a major university designing alterations to campus structures, working with the maintenance shops in troubleshooting and solving vexing problems, and helping guide consulting architects and engineers in the design of new campus buildings. After retiring he established his own engineering consulting firm and continued working in the same field in collaboration with architectural firms, designing new buildings and rehabilitating older ones. Bill is one of three certified code instructors within the state who has been teaching energy code compliance for the past nine years. He holds a commercial pilot's license, was a flight instructor in the university's flying club, was admitted to MENSA, and holds three patents.