Building Systems Design Volume 17

Building Systems Design Volume 17

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1920 edition. Excerpt: One is floored in the attic, the other is not. In one the workmanship is No. 1, the other is just thrown together. A house on paper is one thing, the realization of this house on its foundation is another thing entirely. The same is true of the actual installation of the pipes and fittings. One riser requires an offset, a main interferes with a beam, a difficult radiator connection has to be made, and almost innumerable other difficulties arise all of which demand good judgment based upon a thorough knowledge of the subject It is probably true that the heating profession calls for the exercise of more good gray matter and real common sense than almost any other line of engineering. The universities have realized this fact for some time and many of them have offered courses in the subject. These courses, naturally, are restricted to a minimum of time and vary in scope according to the vision of the field held by the professor in charge, but in all cases they deal with the applications of the fundamental laws of physics and thermodynamics to actual practice. TI-IEORETICAI, AND'r as BALANCI-'.D. The courses in many schools have been largely theoretical because of the lack of time and facilities for practical work. This, in a sense, tends to develop a one-sided man, but in schools this is a commendable development. It would be well if a large amount of actual practical experience could be had at the same time, but in most cases this is not possible. On the other hand, the tendency of the trade is away from the theoretical and toward the empirical. As a result the average is good. This is as you may expect it to be. By the natural laws of mind development the young man is able to cultivate deeply analytical more

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  • Paperback | 394 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 21mm | 703g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123689457X
  • 9781236894571