Mechanical and Electrical Systems in Construction and Architecture

Mechanical and Electrical Systems in Construction and Architecture

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For Technician level courses in electrical and mechanical systems found in departments of construction and civil technology. This text provides an in-depth view of the mechanical and electrical systems in construction, followed by a step-by-step approach to the design of each system. Intended to provide an introduction to building mechanical and electrical design concepts and principles, this major revision of a classic text is written for all those involved in the construction industry. Elementary engineering concepts and design principles are introduced in a straightforward manner and presented on an elementary mathematics level; requiring students to have a working knowledge of algebra. This book addresses the growing complexity of design standards and regulations and rapid changes in new building technologies, which in turn is expanding the role of the architectural and engineering more

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  • Hardback | 752 pages
  • 212.3 x 281.4 x 32.5mm | 1,710.06g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 4th edition
  • 0130119954
  • 9780130119957

Table of contents

1. Plumbing Fundamentals. Building Plumbing Systems.Water: The Substance.Water Supply.Water Supply Systems.Piping Materials.Fittings and Valves.Plumbing Fixtures.Codes and Standards.Building Codes.Study Questions. 2. Building Water Supply Design. Building Water Supply Systems.Water Supply Pipe Design Methods.Water Pressure Design Considerations.Water Temperatures.Domestic Water Heating.Determining Water Heater Size.Water Supply System Design Example.Pumps.Water Softening.Study Questions. 3. Sanitary Drainage System Design. Sanitary Drainage System.Drain and Vent Pipe Design.System Installation.Sanitary Drainage and Vent System Design Example.Study Questions. 4. Wastewater Treatment and Disposal. Wastewater Treatment Standards.CommunityWastewater Treatment and Disposal.On-Site Individual Sewage Treatment.Testing of Soil and Water for Drainage.Design Example of an Individual OSST System.OSST System Placement and Installation.Alternative Waste Treatment Systems.Gray Water Disposal Systems.Study Questions. 5. Building Storm Water Drainage. Storm Water.Storm Sewers.Roof Drainage Design.Surface Drainage.Subsurface Drainage Systems.Storm Water Drainage System Installation.Design Example of a Storm Water Drainage System.Study Questions. 6. Thermal and Environmental Concepts. Fundamental Thermal Concepts.Psychrometrics.Factors Influencing Occupant Thermal Comfort.Thermal Comfort.Indoor Air.Ventilation.Moisture in Buildings.Study Questions. 7. Heating Load Computations for Buildings. Principles of Heat Transfer.Heat Loss in Buildings.Transmission Heat Loss Units.Transmission Heat Loss Computations.Infiltration Heat Loss Computations.Heat Loss from Ventilation.Heating Load Analysis.Energy Estimation.Thermal Insulation.Study Questions. 8. HVAC Equipment and Systems. Heating Ventilating and Air Conditioning.Space Heating Equipment.Space Cooling (Refrigeration) Equipment.Ventilation Equipment.Air Humidification Equipment.Air Dehumidification Equipment.Distribution Systems and Equipment.Controls.Heating and Cooling System Arrangements.Fuel and Energy Sources.Compensation for Nonstandard Altitude and Temperature.Energy Recovery.Codes and Standards.Study Questions. 9. Hydronic Heating System Design. Types of Systems.Piping and Fittings.Boiler System Controls.Hot Water Heating Devices.Heating Device Ratings.Hot Water Heating System Design.Boilers.Installed and Existing Systems.System Installation.Study Questions. 10. Forced Air Heating System Design. Forced Air Systems (Heating).Ductwork.Duct Installation.Supply and Return Locations.Furnace Location.Duct Design Example.System Installation.Study Questions. 11. Electric Resistance Heating System Design. Type of Systems.Baseboard System Design.Baseboard System Design Example.Resistance Cable System Design.Resistance Cable Design Example.Radiant Panel System Design.Radiant Panel Design Example.System Installation.Study Questions. 12. Cooling Load Computations for Buildings. Heat Gain in Buildings.Cooling Load Computations.Residential Cooling Load Computations.Energy Estimation.Cooling Load Computations for Commercial Buildings.Study Questions. 13. Forced Air Cooling System Design. Forced Air Cooling Systems (Air Conditioning).Equipment.Duct Design Example.System Installation.Heat Pumps.Evaporative (Swamp) Cooler Design.Study Questions. 14. Building Solar Energy Systems. Principles of Solar Energy.Building Solar Energy Systems.Active Solar Heating Systems.Passive Solar Heating.Passive Solar Space Cooling.Photovoltaic (Solar Energy) Power.Study Questions. 15. Electrical Theory, Materials, and Systems. Introduction.Electrical Theory.Units of Electricity.Cost of Electrical Energy and Power.Electrical Circuits.The Relationship Between Magnetism and Electrical Current.Direct and Alternating Current.Transforming Voltage and Current.Impedance and the Power Factor.Power Generation and Transmission.Building Electrical Service Equipment.Overcurrent Protection: Fuses and Circuit Breakers.Utilization Equipment and Devices.Conductors.Enclosures and Raceways.Electric Motors.Occupant Protection.Equipment Protection.Study Questions. 16. Building Electrical Design Principles. Electrical Codes, Licenses and Permits.Electrical Construction Drawings.Building System Voltages.Grounded Conductor and Neutral Conductor.System and Circuit Grounding.The Building Electrical System.Conductor Requirements.Cable, Raceway, and Enclosure Requirements.Branch Circuit Requirements.Device and Equipment Requirements.Occupant Protection Requirements.Electrical System Design.Design Example.Study Questions. 17. Light and Architectural Lighting Design. A Chronicle of Artificial Lighting.Elements of Seeing.Light.The Color of Light.Characteristics of Artificial Lighting.Types of Artificial Light Sources.Forms of Architectural Lighting.Lighting Installations.Light Distribution and Glare.Illuminance and Luminance.Principles of Lighting Design.Lighting Design Practices and Considerations.Lighting System Controls.Daylighting Principles.Study Questions. 18. Life Safety in Buildings. Fire in Buildings.Passive Fire Protection.Active Fire Protection and Suppression.Fire Detection and Alarm Systems.Building Security.Study Questions. 19. Building Telecommunication Systems. Telecommunication Systems.Structured Building Telecommunication Systems.Advanced Wiring Systems for Homes.Study Questions. 20. Acoustical Control in Buildings. Fundamentals of Sound.Sound Ratings.Acoustical Design in Buildings.Study Questions. Appendices. more