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This new and updated edition continues the successful combination of consolidated text, generous use of illustrations, and simplified design calculations and graphics.
Since the previous edition, the impact of new energy conservation measures has materialized in revised installation procedures and practice standards.
It has been a time to absorb these requirements and consider the changing role that building services engineering now has on the design and construction of our buildings.
In less than three decades, the mechanical and electrical (M&E) engineer’s title and job function as the specifier of pipes, ducts, and cables has changed to that of architectural design team consultant and construction site management co-ordinator.
Input to these areas is critical to the success of a building and it includes a vast range of facilities and provisions, not least those contained herein.
What would Louis Kahn (see Preface to First edition) make of it all now? This book is presented in a comprehensive format to emphasize the importance of the numerous specialist professions and trades.
It combines with the companion volume Building Construction Handbook to introduce the principles of the modern serviced building, with regard to the impact the subject has on contemporary design. This book is not intended as prescriptive, neither is it extensive.
It is by definition a handbook, and as such is intended to provide the reader with an understanding of a wide range of topics. Where appropriate, sources for further reading and research are provided.
Since the publication of the second edition, revised Building Regulations have introduced new measures to improve energy conservation and to reduce environmental contamination, global warming, and climatic change.
This new edition considers the means for satisfying current objectives to reduce the amount of CO2 emissions that pollute the atmosphere from fuel-burning appliances.
Domestic plumbing, hot water, and heating installations are specifically targeted. These systems produce about one-quarter of the UK’s carbon emissions and also draw significantly on finite fossil fuel resources.
This enlarged edition incorporates practical measures for the efficient use of fuel-burning plants and the effective use of system controls.
Where necessary, existing topics are updated and developed to represent new technologies and procedures.
Guidance on regulation changes provides for awareness for the needs of the disabled in the layout, design, and use of sanitary facilities, transport within buildings, and accessibility of controls.
The established page format of simple illustrations, defined text, and design calculations where appropriate are retained as a comprehensive presentation of the subject matter. Legislative references and practice standards are provided for further reading.
The success of the first edition as a reader for building and services further and higher education courses, and as a general practice reference, has permitted further research and updating of material in this new publication.
This new edition retains the existing pages as established reference, updates as necessary and develops additional material in response to evolving technology with regard to the introduction of new British Standards, European Standards, Building Regulations, Water Regulations, and good practice guidance.
Where appropriate, references are provided to these documents for further specific reading.
The capital and installation costs of building services in modern buildings can take up 50% of the total construction budget.
For highly serviced buildings such as sports centers, this figure can easily exceed 75%. Services can also take up 15% of a building’s volume.
Therefore building services cannot be ignored. Architects have learned to accept and accommodate the increased need for pipes, ducts, and cabling encroaching on to their designs.
Some with reluctance, not least Louis Kahn when writing in World Architecture in 1964: ‘I do not like ducts, I do not like pipes. I hate them so thoroughly, I feel that they have to be given their place.
If I just hated them and took no care, I think they would invade the building and completely destroy it.’ Not all architects have chosen to compete with the ducting and mechanical plant.
Some have followed the examples of Renzo Piano and Richard Rogers by integrating it with the construction and making it a feature of the building, viz. the Pompidou Centre in Paris, and the Lloyds Building in London.
Building services are the dynamics in a static structure, providing movement, communications, facilities, and comfort.
As they are unavoidable, it is imperative that architects, surveyors, builders, structural engineers, planners, estate managers, and all those concerned with the construction of buildings have a knowledge and appreciation of the subject. This book incorporates a wide range of building services.
It provides a convenient reference for all construction industry personnel. It is an essential reference for the craftsman, technician, construction site manager, facilities manager, and building designer.
For students of building crafts, national certificates and diplomas, undergraduates, and professional examinations, this book will substantiate study notes and be an important supplement to lectures.
The services included in this book are cold and hot water supplies, heating, ventilation, air conditioning, drainage, sanitation, refuse and sewage disposal, gas, electricity, oil installation, fire services, transportation, accommodation for services, energy recovery, and alternative energy.
The emphasis throughout is the economic use of text with a high proportion of illustrations to show the principles of installation in a comprehensive manner.
Where appropriate, subjects are supplemented with references for further reading into legislative and national standards.
Most topics have design applications with charts and formulae to calculate plant and equipment ratings or sizes.
This book has been developed from the second edition of Essential Building Services and Equipment by Frederick E. Hall. Fred endorsed this with thanks to his ‘. . .
late wife for her patience and understanding during the preparation of the first edition.’ I would like to add my sincere thanks to my former colleague, Fred, for allowing me to use his material as the basis for this new presentation.
It is intended as a complementary volume to the Building Construction Handbook by Roy Chudley and Roger Greeno, also published by Butterworth-Heinemann.
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