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With over 1,000 pages covering all fundamental and practical HVAC design procedures and methods, this classic reference is packed with details and a wealth of information that is of great use to the HVAC designer and practitioner, as well as to the student mastering the intricacies of HVAC fundamentals. Unlike any other handbook of its kind, HVAC provides an in-depth treatment of topics via modular self-contained chapters that serve both... more...

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... more...

If you are thinking about getting a hot tub or spa - or already own one - here is the best investment you can make. There's no greater luxury than relaxing in your own hot tub or spa. If you'd like to take the plunge with confidence - and not get soaked - let Terry Tamminen, "poolman to the stars," show you how to do it yourself and save thousands.Terry helps you select, purchase, install, repair, maintain, and upgrade all types of spas and hot tubs.... more...

Drawing on the perspectives of architectural psychology, set against the historical development of school building in the United States, Japan and Germany, the authors’ vision is to create places where we would want to relive our own school days. The book takes the position that user design, control of stress factors and control of communication (privacy, retreats) should be allowed to modify the original architectural design to flexibly accommodate... more...


"The BIM Handbook is an extensively researched and meticulously written book, showing evidence of years of work rather than something that has been quickly put together in the course of a few months. It brings together most of the current information about BIM, its history, as well as its potential future in one convenient place, and can serve as a handy reference book on BIM for anyone who is involved in the design, construction, and operation of... more...

Students setting out for a career in plumbing need a clear, concise and comprehensive textbook to help them study for their Technical Certificate and Level 2 NVQ - and this book meets all those needs.Steve Muscroft expertly guides you through each of the key areas and processes in plumbing, from the basics through cold and hot water systems to health and safety and best practice on site.The best way to learn something is to do it for yourself - so... more...

In recent years knowledge of concrete and concrete structures has increased, as has its applications. New types of concrete challenged scientists and engineers, and ecological constraints encouraged the implementation of life cycle design of concrete structures, moving the focus more and more to maintenance and uprating of structures. And since buildings are not only designed for safety and serviceability, but also for flexibility and adaptability, the... more...

Covering everything required to build and manage a security system, Facility Manager's Guide to Security discusses the layout of the facility in order to provide security for workers, plants, processes, and products. The book covers distances and separation, fencing, access control, intrusion detection systems, pass key, key control systems, locks, hasps, and gates. It also explores more sophisticated systems such as closed circuit television,... more...

The buildings for performing arts—including theatres, concert halls, opera houses—that we show in this book are actual endless live performance. Architecture is connected with music, opera, and people by the "director"—the architect—and then art is extended. Newly built, renovated, and innovative soundscaping, all architects are exploring and aiming to establish a new relationship between art, people, and buildings for... more...