Design of Mechanical and Electrical Systems in Buildings

Series
Prentice Hall
Author
J. Trost / Ifte Choudhury  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
1
Language
English
Total pages
432
Pub.-date
October 2003
ISBN13
9780130972354
ISBN
0130972355
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Description

For courses in Lighting Design, Architectural Design, Interior Design, Electrical and Mechanical Systems Design, or Environmental Control Systems in departments of architecture and construction.

Using a concise and logical format that explains fundamentals in very simple terms-yet extensively-this text helps students develop a working knowledge of the design decisions, equipment options, and operations of different building sub-systems. Readers will learn to design, size, and detail the different sub-systems installations, select fixtures and components, and integrate all the building sub-systems with site, building, foundations, structure, materials, and finishes.

Features

  • Extensive use of illustrations and tables.
    • Reinforces and extends discussions of topics and clarifies concepts for visual learners.

  • Actual building applications emphasized.
    • Aids students learning by reinforcing the information presented in each chapter.

  • Study and review problems.
    • Help students develop confidence in their abilities to apply new knowledge and skills.

  • Lighting chapters.
    • Introduce students to perceptions, lamps, luminaries, and design examples.

  • Electrical chapters.
    • Explains to students the energy form that lights, heats, cools, and powers buildings.

  • Heating, ventilating, and air conditioning chapters.
    • Shows students how to calculate heating/cooling costs for home/office, determine the size of air distribution components, and how to consider HVAC options and zoning for home/office.

  • Water and plumbing chapters.
  • Introduces students to water demand for buildings, plumbing systems for buildings, methods of site waterscape, and plumbing fixtures and components.

Table of Contents

I. LIGHTING.

 1. Light and Perception.
 2. Lighting Metrics.
 3. Lamps.
 4. Lighting Design.
 5. Sunlight and Daylight.
 6. Design Examples.
 7. Lighting Numbers.

II. ELECTRICAL.

 8. Electrical Basics.
 9. Generation and Distribution.
10. Residential Electrical Design.
11. Commercial Electrical Design.
12. Example Office Building.
13. Energy Profiles.

III. HEATING, VENTILATING, AND AIR CONDITIONING.

14. Terms, Comforts, and Psychrometrics.
15. Heat Loss and Gain.
16. Heating and Cooling Equipment.
17. Building Air Conditioning.
18. Air Distribution.
19. Annual Costs.
20. Efficient Designs.
21. Demand, Solar Heating, and First Estimates.

IV. WATER AND PLUMBING.

22. Water Supply and Wastewater.
23. Site and Roof Water Drainage.
24. Building Plumbing.
25. Plumbing Examples.
26. Water Supply for Fire Protection and HVAC.
Index.