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Environmental engineering of buildings. Sanitary engineering of

  • Adaptive Thermal Comfort: Foundations and Analysisby Michael Humphreys; Fergus Nicol; Susan Roaf

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 69.95

    There has been widespread dissatisfaction with accepted models for predicting the conditions that people will find thermally comfortable in buildings. These models require knowledge about clothing and activity, but can give little guidance on how to quantify them in any future situation. This has forced designers to make assumptions about people?s... more...

  • Building Services and Equipmentby F. Hall

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 86.95

    Services and equipment in complex modern buildings account for over one-third of the total cost. Therefore study of services and equipment is essential for technicians in construction, surveying and architecture. Building Services and Equipment Volume 1 is the first book in a widely acclaimed trilogy that has become established as the leading work... more...

  • Comfort Control in Buildingsby Maria del Mar Castilla; José Domingo Álvarez; Francisco de Asis Rodriguez; Manuel Berenguel

    Springer London 2014; US$ 129.00

    This book describes both concepts and development of advanced comfort control systems in buildings, with significant energy saving, and attention to thermal, visual and indoor air quality. The concepts are proven through real tests in a bioclimatic building. more...

  • Environment and Servicesby Peter Burberry

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 101.95

    Environment and Services provides a comprehensive introduction to the technical aspects of building design and construction in the fields of physical environment and services installation. It explains the principles involved, the materials and equipment required, design methods and applications. The eighth edition has been brought fully up-to-date... more...

  • Introduction to Architectural Scienceby Steven V. Szokolay

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 53.95

    Now in its third edition, this book provides the ideal and only reference to the physical basis of architectural design. Fully updated and expanded throughout, the book provides the data required for architects to design buildings that will maintain the users comfort in a variety of conditions, with minimal reliance on energy intensive methods... more...

  • The Healthy Indoor Environmentby Philomena M. Bluyssen

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 89.95

    Despite policy directives, standards and guidelines, indoor environmental quality is still poor in many cases. The Healthy Indoor Environment aims to help architects, building engineers and anyone concerned with the wellbeing of building occupants to better understand the effects of spending time in buildings on health and comfort. In three clear... more...

  • The Museum Environmentby Garry Thomson; Andrew Oddy; Derek Lintrum

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 72.95

    The Museum Environment, Second Edition deals with the behavior and conservation of the various classes of museum exhibit. This book is divided into six sections that provide museum specifications for conservation. This text highlights the three contributing factors in the deterioration and decay of museum exhibits, namely light, humidity, and air... more...

  • Illustrated Encyclopedia of Building Servicesby David Kut

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    This book explains over 3,000 terms (over 200,000 words) and contains over 200 professionally drawn line illustrations. This practical handbook is intended for day to day use as a reference or as a source of enlightenment for anyone associated with the building and construction industry. It also provides comprehensive practical explanations of the... more...

  • Acoustics: Sound Fields and Transducersby Leo L. Beranek; Tim Mellow

    Elsevier Science 2012; US$ 119.95

    Acoustics: Sound Fields and Transducers is a thoroughly updated version of Leo Beranek's classic 1954 book that retains and expands on the original's detailed acoustical fundamentals while adding practical formulas and simulation methods. Serving both as a text for students in engineering departments and as a reference for practicing engineers,... more...

  • Performance Based Building Design 2by Hugo S. L. Hens

    Wiley 2012; US$ 86.00

    Just like building physics, performance based building design was hardly an issue before the energy crises of the 1970ies. With the need to upgrade energy efficiency, the interest in overall building performance grew. This work published in two volumes, applies the performance rationale, advanced in applied building physics, to the design and construction... more...