Mechanical and Electrical Systems in Buildings

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9780135130131: Mechanical and Electrical Systems in Buildings

This book is intended both as a textbook and as a reference book for students and professionals interested in building mechanical and electrical systems.  With a complete and practical introduction to the design of mechanical and electrical systems in buildings, the text successfully bridges the gap between architecture, civil engineering technology, and construction management.

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This book is intended both as a textbook and as a reference book for students and professionals interested in building mechanical and electrical systems.  With a complete and practical introduction to the design of mechanical and electrical systems in buildings, the text successfully bridges the gap between architecture, civil engineering technology, and construction management.

 

This edition has two new chapters:

 

Chapter 1 covers topics that are relevant for all the mechanical and electrical systems covered in subsequent chapters.  This chapter describes the:

  •  basics of energy required to understand mechanical and electrical systems
  • how mechanical and electrical systems affect the design of buildings
  • sustainable design principles
  • basic commissioning
  • economics of building operations
  • tools for evaluating options by economics and quality 

Chapter 19 is entitled “Architectural Accommodation and Coordination of Mechanical and Electrical Systems.”  This chapter is written for readers who are involved in planning, design and construction to help them gain an early understanding of: 

  • what spaces are required for mechanical and electrical systems
  • how to allocate area
  • where best to locate systems and equipment
  • what construction details are important to make systems work as intended 

The chapter covers topics that can be problematic if they are not addressed and resolved early in the design.

 

 

 

About the Author:

Richard R. Janis, a practicing professional engineer for 30 years, is engaged in research, evaluation and design of building environmental systems and sustainable energy technology.  He has managed most of WTA's master planning and high-tech projects, responsible for establishing design criteria, systems selection, utility requirements, design implementation, and commissioning.  Innovative concepts in laboratory and data center projects have won national design awards.  In addition to project accomplishments he is author of Mechanical and Electrical Systems in Buildings (Prentice Hall 2004, 2001, 1997) and numerous articles on topical issues in the field.  He has taught for over thirty years at Washington University, St. Louis.  As an adjunct Associate Professor, Mr. Janis currently teaches building technology and sustainable design courses including “Building Systems,”  “and “Climate and Light” at Washington University. 

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