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Mechanical and Electrical Equipment for Buildings

Mechanical and Electrical Equipment for Buildings
Author: Walter T. Grondzik - Alison G. Kwok - Benjamin Ste
ISBN 13: 9780470195659
ISBN 10: 470195657
Edition: 11
Publisher: Wiley
Publication Date: 2009-11-24
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 1792
List Price: $160.00

The foremost guide to the design of environmental control systems

Updated and expanded

For more than seven decades, Mechanical and Electrical Equipment for Buildings has been the preeminent teaching and practice reference for building environmental control systems. Now this classic text has been updated and expanded, and continues to help prepare generations of students for their careers in architecture, architectural engineering, and construction management, and to supply professionals with in-depth information to assist them with their decision making in practice.

With over 2,200 drawings and photographs—more than 200 of them new to this edition—the Eleventh Edition covers basic theory, preliminary building design guidelines, and detailed design procedures for buildings of all sizes, and also provides information on the latest technologies, emerging design trends, and updated codes.

New and notable:

  • Increased attention placed on mitigating environmental impacts, in both off-site and on-site resources

  • Case studies showing successful integration of design strategies

  • Discussions of "why" and "how to," which help the reader better understand concepts and applications

  • Discussions of computer-based design simulations, incorporating an appreciation of hand calculation skills