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6th Edition

Building Services Engineering

ISBN 9780415699327
Published January 10, 2013 by Routledge
416 Pages

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Book Description

Engineering services within buildings account for ongoing energy use, greenhouse gas contribution and life safety provisions. This fully updated sixth edition of David Chadderton's leading textbook is the perfect preparation for those intending to enter this increasingly important field.

Chapters addressing heating, climate change, air conditioning, transportation systems, water, gas, electricity, drainage and room acoustics cover all the key responsibilities of the building services engineer. As well as introductory material and the underpinning theory, practical guidance is provided in the form of sample calculations and spreadsheets.

New material includes:

  • trends and recent applications in lowering the energy use by mechanical and electrical services systems, heating, cooling and lighting of buildings
  • case studies modelled from post-occupancy reports to provide realistic discussion topics
  • examples of the use of photovoltaic solar panels, chilled beams, under floor air distribution, labyrinths, ground-sourced heat pumps, district heating and cooling, energy performance certificates, energy auditing and wind turbines
  • outlines of the concepts of global warming, carbon trading and zero carbon buildings.
  • exercises in each chapter and online self-study questions.

A significantly expanded companion site offers over 1,000 self-test questions, powerpoint slides for lecturers, and an instructors' manual, enabling the rapid generation of lectures, assignments, and tests. This is the ideal textbook for students of building services engineering, as well as a comprehensive guide for those about to start work.

Table of Contents

1. Climate Change  2. Post Occupancy  3. Built Environment  4. Energy Economics  5. Ventilation and Air Conditioning  6.  Heat Demand  7. Heating  8. Water Services  9. Electrical  10. Lighting  11. Condensation  12. Gas  13. Plant & Service Areas  14. Fire Protection  15. Room Acoustics  16. Mechanical Transport  17. Question Bank  18. Understanding Units  19. Answers to Questions  References  Index

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David V. Chadderton was formerly a Principal Lecturer in building services engineering at Southampton Solent University, a Senior Lecturer at Oxford Brookes University, and lectured in Melbourne and Ballarat. He also spent time as a self-employed energy auditor, and an energy performance contracting engineer in Melbourne before retiring recently.


"In this new edition, innovative technologies such as renewable energy systems have been included which are particularly important to the understanding of energy reduction in mechanical and electrical services. Outlining the concept of zero carbon buildings is another timely addition."

Dr Runming Yao, University of Reading

"...a well-structured, all-inclusive introduction of the essential materials for BSE study. On top of the classic competencies required of building services engineers (i.e. air conditioning, electrical installations, fire protection, and water services) the increasingly important contexts in which building services engineers have a vital role to play (i.e. climate change, energy economics and post occupancy), are also covered."

Dr. Joseph H.K. Lai, Hong Kong Polytechnic University