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 qualityChapter 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 intendedThe chapter covers topics that can be problematic if they are not addressed and resolved early in the design.Janis, Richard R. is the author of 'Mechanical and Electrical Systems in Buildings', published 2008 under ISBN 9780135130131 and ISBN 0135130131.
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