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:
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.
"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
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