Building Services Handbook

Author: Fred Hall,Roger Greeno

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351997963

Category: Architecture

Page: 786

View: 8832

The ninth edition of Hall and Greeno's leading textbook has been reviewed and updated in relation to the latest building and water regulations, new technology, and new legislation. For this edition, new updates includes: the reappraisal of CO2 emissions targets, updates to sections on ventilation, fuel, A/C, refrigeration, water supply, electricity and power supply, sprinkler systems, 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 the highly illustrated and accessible style of the best-selling companion title Building Construction Handbook. THE comprehensive reference for all construction and building services students, Building Services Handbook is ideal for a wide range of courses including 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.

Building Services Handbook

Author: Roger Greeno,Fred Hall

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135981523

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 736

View: 2453

This seventh edition of Hall and Greeno's leading textbook has been reviewed and updated in relation to the latest building and water regulations, new technology, and new legislation, and even more design calculations have been added. In addition, topics such as: alternative sources of natural energy, solar, ground source, heat pumps, renewable energy sources, geothermal methods, and wind power, are now covered. 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 the highly illustrated and accessible style of the best-selling companion title Building Construction Handbook. THE comprehensive reference for all construction and building services students, Building Services Handbook is ideal for a wide range of courses including 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.

HVAC Engineer's Handbook

Author: F. Porges

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136397035

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 320

View: 940

In the almost sixty years since the publication of the first edition of HVAC Engineer's Handbook, it has become widely known as a highly useful and definitive reference for HVAC engineers and technicians alike, and those working on domestic hot and cold water services, gas supply and steam services. The 11th edition continues in the tradition of previous editions, being easily transportable and therefore an integral part of the HVAC engineer or technician's daily tools. Newly updated data on natural ventilation, ventilation rates, free cooling and night-time cooling, make the 11th edition of the HVAC Engineer's Handbook a vital source of information. Fred Porges has worked in both the manufacturing and process industries, and became a partner in a building services consultancy in 1962. He has held senior positions with design contractors, and his experience covers every building service and type of building from schools to housing, factories to laboratories.

Building Construction Handbook

Author: R. Chudley,Roger Greeno

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0750668229

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 728

View: 4431

Building Construction Handbook provides extensive coverage of building construction practice, processes and techniques, representing established procedures as well as those associated with recent amendments to the Building Regulations, British and European Standards and other related references. This approach, combined with the presentation of information in a highly illustrated and unique visual style, has proven this text to be a vital learning resource for thousands of building construction students, and an essential reference for professionals. The sixth edition has been updated and expanded to take into account many aspects of the new and revised Building Regulations and associated Approved Documents as applied to working practice; in particular, construction requirements for conserving and economising energy and reducing atmospheric pollution (as this relates to Building Regulations Part L - Conservation of fuel and power). This new edition also develops existing topics, including adaptation of buildings to ensure compatibility for the disabled, further details of masonry construction, applications of steel reinforcement to concrete, steel framed housing principles, sound insulation and additional details of structural glazing. Throughout, reference to supplementary regulations and standards are provided for further reading, and where appropriate, design calculations are included. Online lecture resources are provided, with power point slides available for a selection of topics, featuring essential illustrations for use with presentations and handouts. The Handbook is an invaluable reference for students. It consolidates several years of study material into one comprehensive volume, suitable for a wide range of building and construction courses, including NVQs in Construction and the Built Environment, BTEC Nationals and Higher Nationals in Building Services Engineering, Construction and Civil Engineering, as well as construction related undergraduate degrees (such as Built Environment, Civil Engineering, Building Surveying, Construction Management, Quantity Surveying, Building, Architectural Technology and Facilities Management) and professional examinations. 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 and the University of Reading. Roy Chudley's books on Building Construction have helped thousands of students gain their qualifications and pass exams. He was formerly a Senior Lecturer at Guildford College. * Topics presented in a highly visual and easy to understand layout * The market-leading bestseller for construction practice guidance * Ideal for students on general construction and building courses * An essential reference for the industry * Updated in line with revised Building Regulations * Website resources for lecturers available

Building Services Design for Energy Efficient Buildings

Author: Paul Tymkow,Savvas Tassou,Maria Kolokotroni,Hussam Jouhara

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136893652

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 378

View: 1708

The role and influence of building services engineers is undergoing rapid change and is pivotal to achieving low-carbon buildings. However, textbooks in the field have largely focused on the detailed technicalities of HVAC systems, often with little wider context. This book addresses that need by embracing a contemporary understanding of energy efficiency imperatives, together with a strategic approach to the key design issues impacting upon carbon performance, in a concise manner. The key conceptual design issues for planning the principal systems that influence energy efficiency are examined in detail. In addition, the following issues are addressed in turn: Background issues for sustainability and the design process Developing a strategic approach to energy-efficient design How to undertake load assessments System comparison and selection Space planning for services Post-occupancy evaluation of completed building services In order to deliver sustainable buildings, a new perspective is needed amongst building and services engineering designers, from the outset of the conceptual design stage and throughout the whole design process. In this book, students and practitioners alike will find the ideal introduction to this new approach.

A Handbook of Sustainable Building Design and Engineering

An Integrated Approach to Energy, Health and Operational Performance

Author: Dejan Mumovic,Mat Santamouris

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113657316X

Category: Architecture

Page: 474

View: 6890

The combined challenges of health, comfort, climate change and energy security cross the boundaries of traditional building disciplines. This authoritative collection, focusing mostly on energy and ventilation, provides the current and next generation of building engineering professionals with what they need to work closely with many disciplines to meet these challenges. A Handbook of Sustainable Building Engineering covers: how to design, engineer and monitor a building in a manner that minimises the emissions of greenhouse gases; how to adapt the environment, fabric and services of existing and new buildings to climate change; how to improve the environment in and around buildings to provide better health, comfort, security and productivity; and provides crucial expertise on monitoring the performance of buildings once they are occupied. The authors explain the principles behind built environment engineering, and offer practical guidance through international case studies.

Selling Professional and Financial Services Handbook

Author: Scott Paczosa,Chuck Peruchini

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118728440

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 192

View: 3740

An effective strategic framework for successful face-to-faceselling for financial services industry professionals Times are very tough for people who sell professional services andSelling Professional and Financial Services Handbook offersa new solution proven in practice. The book describes methodsthe authors have used and taught since the 1990s, most recently ata major consulting firm, where they led a Global BusinessDevelopment team to revenue gains of 500% over six years — ina period that included the recession of 2008-10. The solution is not any new twist on face-to-face sellingtechniques or the art of persuasion. It’s a strategicapproach built around a simple fact: the markets are tightbut far from static. Even with lean budgets, client companies mustrespond to urgent changes and emerging threats in their industries.Thus they will buy services from the sellers who can help themdetect, understand, and cope with what’s coming theirway. This handbook outlines a systematic way of becoming such avalued resource. Readers learn to scan the horizon for earlysigns of “rock-ripple events.” Major changes in thebusiness world often spring from new developments that are littlenoted or heeded, at first, by the client companies soon to beaffected by them. But like a rock dropped in a pond, theseevents set off ripples that sweep through entire industry sectors,creating must-have service needs. The book is written for everyone who sells, or is responsiblefor selling, professional services. This includes but is notlimited to: law firms, consulting firms, finance industry, publicrelations, engineering, and architectural services. Readers who can benefit from the dynamic approach hold avariety of positions. They include: Attorneys, consultants and other practitioners who must selltheir services as well as execute. CEOs, equity partners, practice-area leaders, functional anddivisional leaders Private Equity or Venture Capital executives Sales or business-development professionals, from entry levelto senior level Sales and marketing managers But the book is for sellers in every category who need anew and better approach to selling. Many, even the mostskilled, simply have not adjusted to the new normal oftoday’s economy. They persist with old strategies that cannotbe as productive as they once were, such as pursuing one-offopportunities (which are too few and too hard to win in lean times)or old-style “relationship selling” (which gains littleif any traction). Selling Professional and FinancialServices Handbook gives all such readers a new strategicframework within which to apply their face-to-face sellingskills. It is an approach that puts them in position to win— so they can sell from ahead of the game, instead ofstruggling to keep up with it.

Fire Protection Handbook

Author: Arthur E. Cote,Casey C. Grant,John Raymond Hall,Pamela A. Powell,National Fire Protection Association,Robert E. Solomon

Publisher: NationalFireProtectionAssoc

ISBN: 0877657580

Category: Reference

Page: N.A

View: 3333

Handbook of Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning

Author: F. Porges

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

ISBN: 1483162699

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 272

View: 8171

Handbook of Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning, Eighth Edition, contains in a readily available form the data, charts, and tables which are required by the heating engineer during his daily work. The data is presented in a concise manner in order to facilitate the work of the heating and ventilating engineer. The handbook is organized into 17 sections covering the following topics: abbreviations, symbols and conversions; standards for materials; combustion; heat and thermal properties of materials; properties of steam and air; heat losses; cooling loads; heating systems; steam systems; domestic services; ventilation; air conditioning; pumps and fans; sound; and labor rates. The final sections contain a bibliography for readers who require more theoretical treatment of the topics on which data is presented in this book, and a list of British Standards relevant to heating, ventilating, and air conditioning based on information available in May 1980. The book is designed for daily use and a comprehensive bibliography has been included for the benefit of those who wish to pursue the theoretical side of any particular branch.

Student Services Handbook

Author: University of Illinois at Chicago Circle. Undergraduate Division

Publisher: N.A


Category: College students

Page: N.A

View: 7536

Russia Business and Investment Services Handbook

Author: USA International Business Publications

Publisher: Int'l Business Publications

ISBN: 1438740328

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 300

View: 6023

Russia Business and Investment Services Handbook

Litigation Services Handbook

The Role of the Financial Expert

Author: Roman L. Weil,Peter B. Frank,Michael J. Wagner

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0471189545

Category: Law

Page: 1200

View: 1136

Litigation Services Handbook, Fourth Edition is referred to as the litigation bible. Its nearly 50 chapters read like a who's who in law and accounting. The handbook includes all aspects of litigation services, including current environments, the process itself, a wealth of cases, how to prove damages, and practical considerations of court appearances. The new edition has a heavy focus on fraud investigations and complying with Sarbanes-Oxley requirements.

Children's Library Services Handbook

Author: Jane Gardner Connor

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0897744896

Category: Education

Page: 128

View: 5209

Combines the ideals and philosophy of librarianship and includes all the fundamentals of library service to children.

The Medical Staff Services Handbook

Fundamentals and Beyond

Author: Cindy A. Gassiot,Vicki L. Searcy,Christina W. Giles

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 0763784419

Category: Medical

Page: 490

View: 9309

The Medical Staff Services handbook is the most comprehensive educational resource available for medical staff services departments. More than an introductory text it covers all department functions and offers practical advice on managing the credentialing and privileging process. This indispensable book can be used as a training tool for students, new employees, and physician leaders; as an on-the-job reference for medical staff services professionals; and as a guide to standardizing department processes. This second edition offers new information on the professional practice evaluation process. It addresses healthcare accreditation programs and hospital functions such as the institutional review board, cancer programs, and accredited continuing medical education programs. Helpful guidance on healthcare technology and legal issues is also included. Students who will be taking the NAMSS exam will find this handbook an ideal preparation tool.

Building Services Design Management

Author: Jackie Portman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118528115

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 272

View: 6682

Building services refers to the equipment and systems thatcontribute to controlling the internal environment to make it safeand comfortable to occupy. They also support the requirements ofprocesses and business functions within buildings, for examplemanufacturing and assembly operations, medical procedures,warehousing and storage of materials, chemical processing, housinglivestock, plant cultivation, etc. For both people and processes the ability of the buildingservices engineering systems to continually perform properly,reliably, effectively and efficiently is of vital importance to theoperational requirements of a building. Typically the buildingservices installation is worth 30-60% of the total value of acontract, however existing publications on design managementbundles building services engineering up with other disciplines anddoes not recognise its unique features and idiosyncrasies. Building Services Design Management provides authoritativeguidance for building services engineers responsible for the designof services, overseeing the installation, and witnessing thetesting and commissioning of these systems. The design stagerequires technical skills to ensure that the systems are safe,compliant with legislative requirements and good practices, arecost-effective and are coordinated with the needs of the otherdesign and construction team professionals. Coveringeverything from occupant subjectivity and end-user behaviour todesign life maintainability, sequencing and design responsibilitythe book will meet the needs of building services engineeringundergraduates and postgraduates as well as being an ideal handbookfor building services engineers moving into designmanagement.

Building Construction Handbook

Author: Roy Chudley,Roger Greeno

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136424954

Category: Architecture

Page: 776

View: 324

Building Construction Handbook is an authoritative reference for all students and professionals. It is full of detailed drawings that clearly illustrate the construction of building elements. The principles and processes of construction are explained with the concepts of design included where appropriate. Extensive coverage of building construction practice and techniques, representing both traditional procedures and modern developments, are also included to provide the most comprehensive and easy to understand guide to building construction. The new edition has been reviewed and updated and includes additional material on energy conservation, sustainable construction, environmental and green building issues. Further details of fire protection to elements of construction are provided. Building Construction Handbook is an essential text for undergraduate and vocational students on a wide range of courses including NVQ and BTEC National, through Higher National Certificate and Diploma to Foundation and three-year Degree level. It is also a useful practice reference for building designers, contractors and others engaged in the construction industry.

Location-Based Services Handbook

Applications, Technologies, and Security

Author: Syed A. Ahson,Mohammad Ilyas

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439856729

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 327

View: 4409

Location-Based Services Handbook: Applications, Technologies, and Security is a comprehensive reference containing all aspects of essential technical information on location-based services (LBS) technology. With broad coverage ranging from basic concepts to research-grade material, it presents a much-needed overview of technologies for positioning and localizing, including range- and proximity-based localization methods, and environment-based location estimation methods. Featuring valuable contributions from field experts around the world, this book addresses existing and future directions of LBS technology, exploring how it can be used to optimize resource allocation and improve cooperation in wireless networks. It is a self-contained, comprehensive resource that presents: A detailed description of the wireless location positioning technology used in LBS Coverage of the privacy and protection procedure for cellular networks—and its shortcomings An assessment of threats presented when location information is divulged to unauthorized parties Important IP Multimedia Subsystem and IMS-based presence service proposals The demand for navigation services is predicted to rise by a combined annual growth rate of more than 104 percent between 2008 and 2012, and many of these applications require efficient and highly scalable system architecture and system services to support dissemination of location-dependent resources and information to a large and growing number of mobile users. This book offers tools to aid in determining the optimal distance measurement system for a given situation by assessing factors including complexity, accuracy, and environment. It provides an extensive survey of existing literature and proposes a novel, widely applicable, and highly scalable architecture solution. Organized into three major sections—applications, technologies, and security—this material fully covers various location-based applications and the impact they will have on the future.

Facilities Management Handbook

Author: Frank Booty

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136403604

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 496

View: 6844

The world of facilities management has changed dramatically in recent years. From humble beginnings it is now a fully-fledged professional discipline cover a wide range of challenging roles that go right to the heart of business success. The Facilities Management Handbook gives a complete and comprehensive guide to the different aspects of the Facility Manager's role, from compliance with health and safety law through risk management to getting the most out of buildings and space. The Handbook provides checklists and practical guidance that ensures that the Facilities Manager can meet the increasingly complex demands of their profession.