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Mechanical and Electrical Systems for Construction Managers, Third Edition

Product Code/ISBN: 9780826993632

Construction managers 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 aimed at general contractors, construction managers, supervisors, and those desiring to enter the construction industry.

This edition includes the latest information on building automation systems, including control devices, signals, and logic. Each chapter includes review questions that test for comprehension of the content covered. This textbook can be used as part of a comprehensive construction management program.

Also includes:

  • Mechanical and Electrical Systems
  • Plumbing Materials
  • Sanitary Drainage, Vent, and Storm Water Drainage Piping
  • Sizing Sanitary Drainage and Vent Piping
  • Sizing Water Supply Piping
  • Plumbing Fixtures and Appliances
  • Testing and Inspecting Plumbing Systems
  • Comfort
  • Psychrometrics
  • Forced-Air Heating Systems
  • Steam and Hydronic Heating Systems
  • Refrigeration Principles
  • Air Conditioning Systems
  • Heat Pumps
  • Building Automation Control Systems
  • Heating and Cooling Loads
  • Load Calculations
  • Forced-Air System Design
  • Hydronic System Design
  • Electrical Principles, Tools, and Safety
  • Basic Quantities
  • Test Instrument Abbreviations and Measurements
  • Ohm's Law, The Power Formula, and Series and Parallel Circuits
  • Electrical Plans and Connections
  • Switches and Receptacles
  • Nonmetallic-Sheathed Cable, Metallic-Sheathed Cable, and Conduit
  • Service Entrances
  • Transformers
  • Resistance, Inductance, and Capacitance
  • Commercial Circuits
  • 687 illustrations