Mechanical and Electrical Systems

Mechanical and Electrical Systems

by Schiler, Ahmed

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781419596704
Publisher: Kaplan Publishing
Publication date: 01/01/2007
Pages: 245
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.48(d)

Table of Contents


Introduction     v
Acknowledgments     xiii
Code Overview     xv
Sustainable Design     1
Introduction     1
History of Sustainable Design     2
Principles of Sustainable Design     3
Sustainable Site Planning and Design     4
Ahwahnee Principles     7
USGBC-U.S. Green Building Council     9
Architectural Process     9
Standards for Evaluation     11
The Sustainable Design Process     12
Research and Education     13
Energy Evaluation     15
Commissioning     18
Innovative Technologies     19
Conclusion     20
Quiz     21
Water Supply and Drainage Systems     23
Introduction     23
Supply     24
Water Pressure     26
Waste Systems     29
Handicapped Access     31
Maintenance     32
Sewage Treatment Systems     33
Storm Drainage     34
Materials and Methods     35
Valves and Fixtures     36
Summary     39
Quiz     40
Basic Thermal Processes     43
Introduction     43
Basic Physics of Heat Transfer     43
Heating Load Calculations     51
Temperature Gradients     54
Cooling Load Calculations     55
Radiation Through Windows     58
Summary     61
Quiz     62
Comfort, Climate, and Solar Design     65
Introduction     65
Human Comfort Ranges and Zones     66
Solar Design     68
Climate     74
Passive Solar Design Prototypes     79
Active Solar Systems     84
Summary     89
Quiz     90
Mechanical Equipment and Energy Codes     93
Introduction     93
Plant Types     93
System Distribution Types     96
Plant and Duct Sizing     103
Energy Codes     104
Benchmarking     106
Commissioning     106
Innovative Technologies     107
Summary     109
Quiz     110
Electrical Systems     113
Introduction     113
Basic Physics      113
Transmission and Usage     114
Electrical Equipment     115
Calculations     124
Safety Considerations     124
Services     125
Building Automation     126
Summary     126
Quiz     127
Lighting     129
Introduction     129
Light as the Definer of Architecture     129
Concepts and Terms     130
Basic Physics     132
Lighting Systems     134
Artificial Lighting Calculations     136
Recommended Illumination     138
Daylight Calculations     138
Emergency and Exit Lighting     141
Summary     142
Quiz     143
Acoustics     145
Introduction     145
Basic Physics     145
Transmission and Reflection     150
Special Cases     161
Summary     163
Vertical Transportation     167
Introduction     167
Stairs     168
Ramps     169
Ladders     169
Elevators     169
Freight Elevators      175
Dumbwaiters     176
Escalators     176
Conclusion     178
Quiz     179
Fire Safety     181
Introduction     181
Fire Safety Priorities     181
Building Code     182
Compartmentation     183
Exits     184
Classes of Fires     185
Fire Detection     185
Standpipes     186
Sprinkler Systems     188
Summary     190
Quiz     192
Glossary     195
Bibliography     201
Quiz Answers     203
Examination Directions     211
Final Examination     215
Examination Answers     225
Index     231

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