Mechanical and Electrical Systems in Buildings (6e) : 9780134701189

Mechanical and Electrical Systems in Buildings (6e)

 
Edition
 
6
ISBN
 
9780134701189
ISBN 10
 
0134701186
Published
 
31/01/2018
Published by
 
Pearson Higher Ed USA
Pages
 
672
Format
 
Out of stock
 
Title type
Book
$285.99
 
 
Title type
 
$60.00
 
 
Description

For courses in architectural drafting and design, and electrical and mechanical systems design.


Mechanical and Electrical Systems in Buildings illuminates the modern realities of planning and constructing buildings with efficient, sustainable mechanical and electrical systems. This complete guide serves as a text and a reference for students and professionals interested in an interactive, multidisciplinary approach to the building process, which is necessary for sustainable design. Responding to continual advancements in the field, the 6th edition incorporates new developments in all its major disciplines, including electrical, lighting, telecommunications, plumbing, and HVAC.

Table of contents
  • CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCTION TO MECHANICAL AND ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS, SUSTAINABLE DESIGN, AND EVALUATING OPTIONS
  • CHAPTER 2: HVAC FUNDAMENTALS
  • CHAPTER 3: HVAC LOAD ESTIMATING
  • CHAPTER 4: HVAC LOAD MANAGEMENT
  • CHAPTER 5: HVAC DELIVERY SYSTEMS
  • CHAPTER 6: COOLING PRODUCTION EQUIPMENT AND SYSTEMS
  • CHAPTER 7: HEATING PRODUCTION EQUIPMENT AND SYSTEMS
  • CHAPTER 8: AIR-HANDLING EQUIPMENT AND SYSTEMS
  • CHAPTER 9: PIPING EQUIPMENT AND SYSTEMS
  • CHAPTER 10: PLUMBING AND EQUIPMENT AND SYSTEMS
  • CHAPTER 11: FIRE PROTECTION EQUIPMENT AND SYSTEMS
  • CHAPTER 12: INTRODUCTION TO ELECTRICITY
  • CHAPTER 13: POWER SUPPLY AND DISTRIBUTION
  • CHAPTER 14: ELECTRICAL DESIGN AND WRITING
  • CHAPTER 15: COMMUNICATIONS, LIFE SAFETY, AND SECURITY SYSTEMS
  • CHAPTER 16: LIGHT AND LIGHTING
  • CHAPTER 17: LIGHTING EQUIPMENT AND SYSTEMS
  • CHAPTER 18: CALCULATING ILLUMINATION LEVELS
  • CHAPTER 19: LIGHTING DESIGN
  • CHAPTER 20: NOISE AND VIBRATIONS IN MECHANICAL AND ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS
  • CHAPTER 21: ARCHITECTURAL ACCOMMODATION AND COORDINATION OF MECHANICAL AND ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS
New to this edition

  • Close examination of developments in sustainable design:

    • New life-cycle cost analyses and examples consider the societal cost of pollution and economic benefits of indoor environmental quality.
    • A new chapter explores energy impact and the economics of various generic architectural and systems options.
    • Chapters 5 through 9 on HVAC systems and equipment have been updated to include new energy-saving technologies which, in some instances, reduce the cost of systems, including:
      • Condensing boilers and furnaces and direct fired heating
      • Ground source heat pumps
      • VRF heat pumps and heat recovery operations using three pipe technology
      • Energy and comfort advantages of high-volume, low-speed fans
    • New coverage of EPA WaterSense in the plumbing chapter introduces students to the latest development in water-conserving fixtures. The chapter also includes updated information on condensing water heaters and instantaneous water heaters.
    • Economics of solar photovoltaic systems are covered in a discussion of electrical systems in chapters 12 through 15.

Check out the preface for a complete list of features and what's new in this edition. Also view a sample chapter. 

Features & benefits
  • Complete coverage of mechanical and electrical systems — the “why?”, “how?”, and “what?”:

    • Coverage of five major disciplines — HVAC, plumbing and fire protection, electrical power and telecommunications, illumination, and noise and vibration control — exposes students to the systems they will encounter daily on the job.

    • Introduction to essential design concepts weighs the role of design in the development, construction, and management of commercial, industrial, and institutional buildings.

    • A look at methods for calculating building loads and space planning — both conventional and metric units — clarifies the relationship of requirements to the project as a whole.

  • Close examination of developments in sustainable design:

    • New - New life-cycle cost analyses and examples consider the societal cost of pollution and the economic benefits of indoor environmental quality.

    • New - A new chapter explores energy impact and the economics of various generic architectural and systems options.

    • Updated - Chapters 5 through 9 on HVAC systems and equipment have been updated to include new energy-saving technologies which, in some instances, reduce the cost of systems, including:

      • New - Condensing boilers and furnaces and direct fired heating

      • Expanded - Ground source heat pumps

      • New - VRF heat pumps and heat recovery operations using three pipe technology

      • New - Energy and comfort advantages of high-volume, low-speed fans

    • New - New coverage of EPA WaterSense in the plumbing chapter introduces students to the latest development in water-conserving fixtures. The chapter also includes updated information on condensing water heaters and instantaneous water heaters.

    • New - Economics of solar photovoltaic systems are now covered in a discussion of electrical systems in chapters 12 through 15.

  • Learning and instructional aids:

    • Full-colour illustrations of world-leading structures and illumination systems enhance instruction on state-of-the-art lighting design.

    • End-of-chapter questions and exercises reinforce student comprehension of the material, while supporting flexible curricula and course assignments.