Mechanical and Electrical Systems in Architecture, Engineering and Construction

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2010-01-01
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
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This book 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 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 technician.For those interested in the design of building electrical, lighting, plumbing, HVAC, fire protection, and telecommunications systems.

Table of Contents

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
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
Water Softening
Study Questions
Sanitary Drainage System Design
Sanitary Drainage System
Drain and Vent Pipe Design
System Installation
Sanitary Drainage and Vent System Design Example
Study Questions
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
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
Thermal and Environmental Concepts
Fundamental Thermal Concepts
Factors Influencing Occupant Thermal Comfort
Thermal Comfort
Indoor Air
Moisture in Buildings
Study Questions
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
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
Heating and Cooling System Arrangements
Fuel and Energy Sources
Compensation for Nonstandard Altitude and Temperature
Energy Recovery
Codes and Standards
Study Questions
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
Installed and Existing Systems
System Installation
Study Questions
Forced Air Heating System Design
Forced Air Systems (Heating)
Duct Installation
Supply and Return Locations
Furnace Location
Duct Design Example
System Installation
Study Questions
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
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
Forced Air Cooling System Design
Forced Air Cooling Systems (Air Conditioning)
Duct Design Example
System Installation
Heat Pumps
Evaporative (Swamp) Cooler Design
Study Questions
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
Electrical Theory, Materials, and Systems
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
Enclosures and Raceways
Electric Motors
Occupant Protection
Equipment Protection
Study Questions
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
Light and Architectural Lighting Design
A Chronicle of Artificial Lighting
Elements of Seeing
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
Life Safety in Buildings
Fire in Buildings
Passive Fire Protection
Active Fire Protection and Suppression
Fire Detection and Alarm Systems
Building Security
Study Questions
Building Telecommunication Systems
Telecommunication Systems
Structured Building Telecommunication Systems
Advanced Wiring Systems for Homes
Study Questions
Acoustical Control in Buildings
Fundamentals of Sound
Sound Ratings
Acoustical Design in Buildings
Study Questions
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