Mechanical and Electrical Systems in Buildings, 6th edition

  • Richard R. Janis, 
  • William K. Y. Tao

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Overview

Mechanical and Electrical Systems in Buildings is a complete guide to designing modern mechanical and electrical systems. The authors illuminate the modern realities of planning and constructing buildings with efficient, sustainable mechanical and electrical systems. The text is useful as a reference for both you and for professionals interested in an interactive, multidisciplinary approach to the building process, which is necessary for sustainable design.

The 6th Edition responds to continual advancements in the field. It incorporates new developments in all its major disciplines, including electrical, lighting, telecommunications, plumbing and HVAC. A new chapter explores energy impact and the economics of various generic architectural and systems options.

Published by Pearson (July 14th 2021) - Copyright © 2019

ISBN-13: 9780137407897

Subject: Construction Management & Civil Technology

Category: Commercial Construction

Overview

CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCTION TO MECHANICAL AND ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS, SUSTAINABLE DESIGN, AND EVALUATING OPTIONS
1.1 Sustainable Design
1.2 Indoor Environmental Quality
1.3 Commissioning
1.4 Evaluating Design Options
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CHAPTER 2: HVAC FUNDAMENTALS
2.1 Basics of Energy and Power
2.2 Fuels
2.3 Properties of Air—Water Mixtures
2.4 Fluid Flow and Pressure in Mechanical Systems
2.5 Energy Transport in HVAC Systems
2.6 Environmental Comfort
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CHAPTER 3: HVAC LOAD ESTIMATING
3.1 Nature of HVAC Loads
3.2 Load Criteria
3.3 Calculating Heating Loads
3.4 Calculating Cooling Loads
3.5 Reference Tables and Figures
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CHAPTER 4: HVAC LOAD MANAGEMENT
4.1 Load Management Strategies and Criteria for Evaluation
4.2 Evaluation of Load Management Strategies
4.3 Summary
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CHAPTER 5: HVAC DELIVERY SYSTEMS
5.1 Control of Heating and Cooling
5.2 Zoning
5.3 Controls and Automation
5.4 Commonly Used Systems for Zone Control
5.5 Dedicated Outside Air Systems
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CHAPTER 6: COOLING PRODUCTION EQUIPMENT AND SYSTEMS
6.1 Refrigeration Cycles
6.2 Cooling Production Equipment
6.3 Direct Expansion (DX) Systems
6.4 Chilled-Water Systems
6.5 Heat Rejection from Cooling Systems to the Environment
6.6 Chilled-Water Plant Design
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CHAPTER 7: HEATING PRODUCTION EQUIPMENT AND SYSTEMS
7.1 Types of Heating Systems
7.2 Heating Energy Sources
7.3 Combustion Efficiency
7.4 Furnaces and Air Heaters
7.5 Boilers
7.6 Selection of Medium and Equipment
7.7 Auxiliary Systems
7.8 Operating and Safety Controls
7.9 Heating Plant Design
7.10 District Heating
7.11 Cogeneration
7.12 Fuel Cells
7.13 Solar Heating
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CHAPTER 8: AIR-HANDLING EQUIPMENT AND SYSTEMS
8.1 Air-Handling Equipment
8.2 Heat Transfer
8.3 Air Cleaning
8.4 Air Mixing
8.5 Fans
8.6 Duct Systems
8.7 Air Devices
8.8 General Guidelines for Duct System Design
8.9 Underfloor Air Systems (UFAD)
8.10 Energy Recovery from Exhaust
8.11 Natural Ventilation
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CHAPTER 9: PIPING EQUIPMENT AND SYSTEMS
9.1 Piping Systems and Components
9.2 Pumps
9.3 Heat Exchangers
9.4 Piping
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CHAPTER 10: PLUMBING AND EQUIPMENT AND SYSTEMS
10.1 Water Supply and Treatment
10.2 Domestic Water Distribution Systems
10.3 Plumbing Fixtures and Components
10.4 Planning Plumbing Facilities
10.5 Sanitary Drainage Systems
10.6 Sewage Treatment and Disposal
10.7 Storm Drainage System
10.8 Plumbing Services for Other Building Equipment
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CHAPTER 11: FIRE PROTECTION EQUIPMENT AND SYSTEMS
11.1 Classification of Fire and Construction Hazards
11.2 Planning for Fire Protection
11.3 Fire Safety Design
11.4 Fire Detection and Signaling Devices
11.5 Fire Alarm Systems
11.6 Fire Suppression Systems
11.7 Automatic Sprinkler Systems
11.8 Smoke Controls
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CHAPTER 12: INTRODUCTION TO ELECTRICITY
12.1 Basic Properties of Electricity
12.2 Alternating Current (AC)
12.3 Advantages of AC over DC Systems
12.4 AC-to-DC Conversion
12.5 Single-Phase Versus Three-Phase Alternator
12.6 Power and Power Factor
12.7 Voltage and Voltage Drop
12.8 Summary of Properties
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CHAPTER 13: POWER SUPPLY AND DISTRIBUTION
13.1 Power Supply Sources
13.2 Power Distribution Systems
13.3 System and Equipment Voltage Ratings
13.4 Grounding
13.5 Short-Circuit and Interrupting Capacity
13.6 Emergency Power Systems
13.7 Solar Photovoltaic Systems
13.8 Power Equipment
13.9 Conductors
13.10 Wiring Methods
13.11 Installation of Wires in Raceways
13.12 Wiring Devices
13.13 Protective Devices
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CHAPTER 14: ELECTRICAL DESIGN AND WRITING
14.1 Electrical Design Procedure
14.2 Analysis of Building Needs
14.3 Determination of Electrical Loads
14.4 System Selection and Typical Equipment Ratings
14.5 Coordination with Other Design Decisions
14.6 Preparation of Electrical Plans and Specifications
14.7 National Electrical Code
14.8 Branch Circuits
14.9 Tables and Schedules
14.10 Power Wiring Design Problem
14.11 Wiring of Low-Voltage Systems
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CHAPTER 15: COMMUNICATIONS, LIFE SAFETY, AND SECURITY SYSTEMS
15.1 Common Characteristics of Telecommunication Systems
15.2 Classification of Telecommunication Systems
15.3 Components and Wiring
15.4 Telecommunication Systems
15.5 Data Distribution Systems
15.6 Security Systems
15.7 Telephone Systems
15.8 Fire Alarm Systems
15.9 Sound System
15.10 Time and Program Systems
15.11 Videoconferencing
15.12 Miscellaneous and Specialty Systems
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CHAPTER 16: LIGHT AND LIGHTING
16.1 Light and the Energy Spectrum
16.2 Physics of Light
16.3 Vision and the Visible Spectrum
16.4 Color
16.5 Means of Controlling Light
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CHAPTER 17: LIGHTING EQUIPMENT AND SYSTEMS
17.1 Electrical Light Sources
17.2 Factors to Consider in Selecting Light Sources and Equipment
17.3 Incandescent Light Sources
17.4 Fluorescent Light Sources
17.5 High-Intensity-Discharge Light Sources
17.6 Light-Emitting Diodes (LEDs)
17.7 General Comparison of Light Sources
17.8 Luminaires
17.9 Outdoor Luminaires
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CHAPTER 18: CALCULATING ILLUMINATION LEVELS
18.1 Illumination Criteria
18.2 Basis for Illumination Calculations
18.3 The Zonal Cavity Method
18.4 Application of the Zonal Cavity Method
18.5 Point Method
18.6 Computer Calculations and Computer-Aided Design
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CHAPTER 19: LIGHTING DESIGN
19.1 Design Considerations
19.2 Lighting Design Development
19.3 Lighting Design Documentation
19.4 Daylight
19.5 Exterior Lighting Design
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CHAPTER 20: NOISE AND VIBRATIONS IN MECHANICAL AND ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS
20.1 Retrospection
20.2 Noise Control: An Overview
20.3 Building Spaces Where Acoustical Concerns May Arise
20.4 Basic Concepts of Sound
20.5 Adding Decibel Quantities
20.6 Sound Pressure, Sound Power, and Sound Intensity Level
20.7 Useful Design Criteria
20.8 Acoustical Design Considerations in HVAC Systems
20.9 Mechanical Equipment Rooms
20.10 Rooftop Units (RTUs)
20.11 Noise in Air Supply Systems
20.12 Sound in Ducts
20.13 Duct Silencers
20.14 Plenum Chambers
20.15 Sound Power Division in Duct Branches
20.16 Duct End Reflection Loss
20.17 Return Air Systems
20.18 Room Sound Correction
20.19 Transmission of Sound Through Walls and Ceilings
20.20 Isolation of Mechanical Vibration
20.21 Vibration Isolators
20.22 Seismic Vibration Control and Restraint
20.23 The Richter Scale
20.24 Guidelines for Seismic Design
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CHAPTER 21: ARCHITECTURAL ACCOMMODATION AND COORDINATION OF MECHANICAL AND ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS
21.1 Systems to Be Integrated
21.2 Space Allowances for Mechanical and Electrical Systems
21.3 Utility Service Connections
21.4 HVAC Decisions and Coordination
21.5 Selecting the Energy Source for Heating
21.6 Cooling Equipment and Systems Coordination
21.7 HVAC Air Handling and Delivery
21.8 Plumbing Coordination
21.9 Fire Suppression
21.10 Electrical Decisions and Coordination
21.11 Generators
21.12 Ceilings
21.13 Equipment Access Accommodations
21.14 Vertical Chases
21.15 Roof Elements
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Appendices
A. Glossary of Terms, Acronyms, and Abbreviations
B. Glossary of Technical Organizations
C. Units and Conversion of Quantities

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