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Mechanical and Electrical Systems in Architecture, Engineering and Construction, 5th Edition

By Frank R. Dagostino, Joseph B. Wujek

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Apr 15, 2009


The book provides comprehensive, easy-to-understand introductory coverage of mechanical and electrical systems in buildings. Elementary engineering concepts and step-by-step design principles are introduced in a straightforward manner and supported by over 320 illustrations and 500 photographs. It includes new chapters on emerging sustainability (green) technologies and building science. It presents material that can provide the future architect, architectural engineer, and architectural engineering technician with a basic working-level knowledge of principles and practices. This book is written specifically for those interested in building heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC), plumbing and piping (water supply and sanitary drainage), storm drainage, illumination, electrical power distribution, building telecommunications, acoustics and acoustical control, vertical/horizontal transportation and conveying, fire protection and suppression, and building renewable energy and energy conservation systems.

Table of Contents

1    Thermal, Environmental and Comfort Concepts

2    Fundamentals of Heat Transfer

3    Concepts in Building Science

4    Heating Load Computations for Buildings

5    Cooling Load Computations for Buildings

6    HVAC Equipment

7    HVAC Distribution Systems

8    HVAC Air Systems

9    HVAC Water (Hydronic) Systems

10   HVAC Electric Resistance Heating System Design

11   Solar Thermal Systems in Buildings

12   Plumbing Fundamentals

13   Building Water Supply Systems

14   Sanitary Drainage Systems

15     Wastewater Treatment and Disposal Systems

16     Building Storm Water Drainage Systems

17     Electrical Theory

18     Building Electrical Materials and Equipment

19     Building Electrical Systems Principles

20     Light and Architectural Lighting Systems

21     Life Safety Systems in Buildings

22     Building Telecommunication Systems

23     Acoustical Control Systems in Buildings

24     Building Conveying Systems

25     Sustainable Systems