10th Edition

Building Services Handbook

By Fred Hall, Roger Greeno Copyright 2024
    800 Pages 1243 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    800 Pages 1243 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    The tenth edition of Hall and Greeno's leading textbook has been reviewed and updated in relation to the latest building, wiring and water regulations, new technology and new legislation. For this edition, new updates include electric vehicle charging, overheating in buildings, waste water treatment, energy performance certification, mechanical ventilation, food waste recycling, electro-magnetic lifts, biogas processing and much more.

    Building Services Handbook summarises the application of all common elements of building services practice, technique and procedure to provide an essential information resource for students as well as practitioners working in building services, building management and the facilities administration and maintenance sectors of the construction industry. Information is presented in a highly illustrated and accessible style.

    The comprehensive reference for all construction and building services students, Building Services Handbook is ideal for a wide range of courses including T Level, NVQ and BTEC National through Higher National Certificate and Diploma to Foundation and three-year Degree level. The clear illustrations and complementary references to industry Standards combine essential guidance with a resource base for further reading and development of specific topics.

    1. Introduction

    2. Cold Water Supply Systems

    3. Hot Water Supply Systems

    4. Heating Systems

    5. Fuel Characteristics and Storage

    6. Ventilation Systems

    7. Air Conditioning

    8. Drainage Systems, Sewage Treatment and Refuse Disposal

    9. Sanitary Fitments and Appliances: Discharge and Waste Systems

    10. Gas Installation, Components and Controls

    11. Electrical Supply and Installations

    12. Mechanical Conveyors - Lifts, Escalators and Travelators

    13. Fire Prevention and Control Services

    14. Security Installations

    15. Accommodation for Building Services

    16. Alternative and Renewable Energy

    17. Appendices: Glossary of Common Abbreviations; Graphical Symbols for Pipe Work; Identification of Pipe Work; Graphical Symbols for Electrical Installation Work; Metrication, Introduction, Background and Development; Conversion of Common Imperial Units to Metric; Notation on Building Services Drawings


    Fred Hall had a varied career in the building services industry before lecturing on craft, technician and professional examination courses at Guildford College. His numerous books on the subject have assisted countless students to successfully pursue their qualification objectives.

    Roger Greeno is a well-known author of construction texts. He has extensive practical and consultancy experience in the industry, in addition to lecturing at several colleges of further and higher education, and the University of Portsmouth. He has also examined for City & Guilds, Edexcel, the Chartered Institute of Building, the University of Reading and the University College of Estate Management.