Mechanical and Electrical Equipment for Buildings / Edition 11

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For more than half a century, this book has been a fixture in architecture and construction firms the world over. Twice awarded the AIA's Citation for Excellence in International Architecture Book Publishing, Mechanical and Electrical Equipment for Buildings is recognized for its comprehensiveness, clarity of presentation, and timely coverage of new design trends and technologies. Addressing mechanical and electrical systems for buildings of all sizes, it provides design guidelines and detailed design procedures for each topic covered. Thoroughly updated to cover the latest technologies, new and emerging design trends, and relevant codes, this latest edition features more than 2,200 illustrations - 200 new to this edition - and a companion Website with additional resources.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470195659
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 11/24/2009
  • Series: CourseSmart Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 11
  • Pages: 1792
  • Sales rank: 436,815
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 2.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Walter T. Grondzik, PE, LEED AP, is Professor of Architecture at Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana. Grondzik is a Fellow of ASHRAE, a Fellow of the American Solar Energy Society, and a past president of the Society of Building Science Educators and the Architectural Research Centers Consortium. He holds an MS in mechanical engineering (building environmental systems) and a bachelor of architectural engineering.

Alison G. Kwok, PhD, AIA, LEED AP, is Professor of Architecture at the University of Oregon, Eugene, teaches design studios, seminars in building performance, as well as courses in environmental technology. Kwok has served as a board member for the Arch-itectural Research Centers Consortium and is a past president of the Society of Building Science Educators, a member of several ASHRAE committees, and a member of the USGBC's Formal Education Committee.

Benjamin Stein is a consulting engineer with more than fifty years of experience in all phases of environmental control system design. He currently resides in Jerusalem, Israel.

John S. Reynolds, AIA, is Professor Emeri-tus of Architecture at the University of Oregon, Eugene, and is a registered architect in private practice.

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Table of Contents




Chapter 1 Design Process.

Chapter 2 Environmental Resources.

Chapter 3 Sites and Resources.

Chapter 4 Comfort and Design Strategies.

Chapter 5 Indoor Air Quality.


Chapter 6 Solar Geometry and Shading Devices.

Chapter 7 Heat Flow.

Chapter 8 Designing For Heating and Cooling.

Chapter 9 HVAC for Smaller Buildings.

Chapter 10 Large Building HVAC Systems.


Chapter 11 Lighting Fundamentals.

Chapter 12 Light Sources.

Chapter 13 Lighting Design Process.

Chapter 14 Daylighting Design.

Chapter 15 Electric Lighting Design.

Chapter 16 Electric Lighting Applications.


Chapter 17 Fundamentals of Architectural Acoustics.

Chapter 18 Sound in Enclosed Spaces.

Chapter 19 Building Noise Control.


Chapter 20 Water and Basic Design.

Chapter 21 Water Supply.

Chapter 22 Liquid Waste.

Chapter 23 Solid Waste.


Chapter 24 Fire Protection.


Chapter 25 Principles of Electricity.

Chapter 26 Electrical Systems and Materials. Service and Utilization.

Chapter 27 Electrical Systems and Materials. Wiring and Raceways.

Chapter 28 Electric Wiring Design.

Chapter 29 Photovoltaic Systems.


Chapter 30 Signal Systems.


Chapter 31 Vertical Transportation: Passenger Elevators.

Chapter 32 Vertical Transportation. Special Topics.

Chapter 33 Moving Stairways and Walks.


Appendix A Metrication, SI Units, and Conversions.

Appendix B Climatic Conditions for the United States, Canada, and Mexico.

Appendix C Solar and Daylighting Design Data.

Appendix D Solar Geometry.

Appendix E Thermal Properties of Materials and Assemblies.

Appendix F Heating and Cooling Design Guidelines and Information.

Appendix G Standards/Guidelines for Energy- and Resource-Efficient Building Design.

Appendix H Annual Solar Performance.

Appendix I Economic Analysis.

Appendix J Lamp Data.

Appendix K Sound Transmission Data for Walls.

Appendix L Sound Transmission and Impact Insulation Data for Floor/Ceiling Constructions.

Appendix M Design Analysis Software.


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    Must Have

    If you are planning to take the Building Systems ARE Exam, you MUST have this reference book and be familiar with the basic content.

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