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Mechanical and Electrical Systems for Construction Managers, 3rd Edition

  • American Technical Publishers
  • ISBN-10: 082699363X
  • ISBN-13: 9780826993632
  • 0 Pages | Paperback
  • Previous Editions: 2010, 2008
  • COPYRIGHT: 2014 Published
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About the Product

Construction professionals must understand all aspects of a wide range of mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems. Mechanical and Electrical Systems for Construction Managers provides an overview of these systems and is designed for general contractors, construction managers, supervisors, and those desiring to enter the construction industry. This new, comprehensive edition includes sustainable construction methods and energy efficiencies along with building automation retrofits of existing systems. Each chapter includes review questions that test for comprehension of the content covered.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Mechanical and Electrical Systems
Chapter 2: Plumbing Materials
Chapter 3: Sanitary Drainage, Vent, and Storm Water Drainage Piping
Chapter 4: Sizing Sanitary Drainage and Vent Piping
Chapter 5: Sizing Water Supply Piping
Chapter 6: Plumbing Fixtures and Appliances
Chapter 7: Testing and Inspecting Plumbing Systems
Chapter 8: Comfort
Chapter 9: Psychrometrics
Chapter 10: Forced-Air Heating Systems
Chapter 11: Steam and Hydronic Heating Systems
Chapter 12: Refrigeration Principles
Chapter 13: Air Conditioning Systems
Chapter 14: Heat Pumps
Chapter 15: Building Automation Control Systems
Chapter 16: Heating and Cooling Loads
Chapter 17: Load Calculations
Chapter 18: Forced-Air System Design
Chapter 19: Hydronic System Design
Chapter 20: Electrical Principles, Tools, and Safety
Chapter 21: Basic Quantities
Chapter 22: Test Instrument Abbreviations and Measurements
Chapter 23: Ohm's Law, The Power Formula, and Series and Parallel Circuits
Chapter 24: Electrical Plans and Connections
Chapter 25: Switches and Receptacles
Chapter 26: Nonmetallic-Sheathed Cable, Metallic-Sheathed Cable, and Conduit
Chapter 27: Service Entrances
Chapter 28: Transformers
Chapter 29: Resistance, Inductance, and Capacitance
Chapter 30: Commercial Circuits