Advanced Building Systems: A Technical Guide for Architects and Engineers

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Overview

Resource economy, cost-cutting, environmental conservation and the use renewable energies -
"integral planning" is a complex challenge requiring the interaction of various disciplines to create modern buildings with optimum efficiency whilst saving material and running costs. Active factors such as construction techniques, building skins, room layout and exterior space should reduce the need for the internal technical facilities and all passive measures exploited to the maximum. Danieĺs Advanced Building Systems provides an up-to-date overview of the latest technology in building installations, complete with a wide range of detailed technical plans. It is more than merely a systematic handbook focusing on building technology for students of architecture, civil engineering and mechanical engineering, it is also a reference work enabling the practitioner to draw up initial plans and dimensions.

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  • ISBN-13: 9783764367237
  • Publisher: Birkhauser Verlag
  • Publication date: 9/1/2003
  • Pages: 1378
  • Product dimensions: 9.22 (w) x 11.86 (h) x 1.44 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Building performance 11
2 Comfort 23
3 Integrated planning models 41
4 Heating systems 47
5 Sanitation and fire protection 115
6 Ventilation and air-conditioning systems (HVAC systems) 181
7 Refrigeration and cooling systems 287
8 Power plants 331
9 Lighting 393
10 Daylighting 443
11 Low-voltage systems 461
12 Transportation systems 475
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Index
Bibliography
Company Profiles
List of advertisers
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Credits
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