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Mechanical and Electrical Equipment for Buildings, 13th Edition

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Mechanical and Electrical Equipment for Buildings, 13th Edition

Walter T. Grondzik, Alison G. Kwok

ISBN: 978-1-119-46308-5 October 2019 1920 Pages

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The definitive guide to the design of environmental control systems for buildings—now updated in its 13th Edition

Mechanical and Electrical Equipment for Buildings is the most widely used text on the design of environmental control systems for buildings—helping students of architecture, architectural engineering, and construction understand what they need to know about building systems and controlling a building's environment. With over 2,200 drawings and photographs, this 13th Edition covers basic theory, preliminary building design guidelines, and detailed design procedure for buildings of all sizes. It also provides information on the latest technologies, emerging design trends, and updated codes.

Presented in nine parts, Mechanical and Electrical Equipment for Buildings, Thirteenth Edition offers readers comprehensive coverage of: environmental resources; air quality; thermal, visual, and acoustic comfort; passive heating and cooling; water design and supply; daylighting and electric lighting; liquid and solid waste; and building noise control. This book also presents the latest information on fire protection, electrical systems; and elevator and escalator systems. This Thirteenth Edition features:  

  • Over 2,200 illustrations, with 200 new photographs and illustrations
  • All-new coverage of high-performance building design
  • Thoroughly revised references to codes and standards: ASHRAE, IES, USGBC (LEED), Living Building Challenge, WELL Building Standard, and more
  • Updated offering of best-in-class ancillary materials for students and instructors available via the book’s companion website
  • Architect Registration Examination® (ARE®) style study questions available in the instructor’s manual and student guide

Mechanical and Electrical Equipment for Buildings, has been the industry standard reference that comprehensively covers all aspects of building systems for over 80 years. This Thirteenth Edition has evolved to reflect the ever-growing complexities of building design, and has maintained its relevance by allowing for the conversation to include ”why” as well as “how to.” 

Preface

Acknowledgments

Part I The Building Design Context

Chapter 1 Design Process

Chapter 2 Environmental Resources

Chapter 3 Sites and Resources

Part II Design Fundamentals

Chapter 4 Thermal Comfort

Chapter 5 Indoor Air Quality

Chapter 6 Light, Vision, and Visual Comfort

Light

Vision

Light and Color

Visual Comfort

Chapter 7 Sound, Hearing, and Acoustical Comfort

Chapter 8 Solar Geometry and Shading Devices

Chapter 9 Heat Flow

Part III Passive Environmental Systems

Chapter 10 Daylighting

Chapter 11 Passive Heating

Chapter 12 Passive Cooling

Chapter 13 Integrating Passive Systems

Part IV: Active Environmental Systems

Chapter 14 Active Climate Control

HVAC Components

HVAC Systems

Chapter 15 Lamps, Luminaires, and Controls

Electric Lamps

Incandescent Lamps

Gaseous Discharge Lamps

Solid State Lighting

Other Electric Lamps

Luminaires

Lighting Fixture Properties

Lighting Control

Chapter 16 Electric Lighting Design

Context

Process

Chapter 17 Electric Lighting Applications

Residential Occupancies

Educational Facilities

Commercial Interiors

Industrial Lighting

Special Lighting Application Topics

Chapter 18 Water and Design

Chapter 19 Water Supply

Chapter 20 Liquid Waste

Chapter 21 Solid Waste

Part V Acoustics

Chapter 22 Sound In Enclosed Spaces

Absorption

Room Acoustics

Room Design

Sound Reinforcement Systems

Chapter 23 Building Noise Control

Noise Reduction

Absorption

Sound Isolation

Airborne Sound

Speech Privacy

Structure-Borne Noise

Mechanical System Noise Control

Outdoor Acoustic Considerations

Reference Material

Part VI Fire Protection

Chapter 24 Fire Protection

Fire Resistance, Egress, and Extinguishment

Fire Alarm Systems

Part VII Electricity

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

Part VIII Signal Systems

Chapter 30 Signal Systems

Private Residential Systems

Multiple-Dwelling Systems

School Systems

Office Building Systems

Industrial Building Systems

Automation

Part IX Transportation

Chapter 31 Elevators

Passenger Elevators

Traction Elevator Equipment

Hydraulic Elevators

Other Elevator Drives

Passenger Interaction Issues

Elevator Car Control

Passenger Elevator Selection

Power and Energy

Other Design Considerations

Special Shaft Arrangements

Special Elevator Designs

Freight Elevators

Chapter 32 Escalators and Other Mechanized Circulation Systems

Escalators

Moving Walks and Ramps

Special Passenger Conveyance Systems

Materials Handling

Part X Appendices

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 Ventilation and Infiltration

Appendix G Heating and Cooling Design Guidelines and Information

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

Appendix I Solar Radiation and Thermal Storage

Appendix J Economic Analysis

Appendix K Sound Transmission Data

Appendix L Building Energy Modeling Tools and Resources

Index