Mechanical & Electrical Systems in Buildings, 4th Edition is intended both as a textbook and as a reference book for students and professionals interested in building mechanical and electrical systems. With a complete and practical introduction to the design of mechanical and electrical systems in buildings, the text successfully bridges the gap between architecture, civil engineering technology, and construction management.
There's nothing better for methods and materials! This book's unique two-part organization provides an unparalleled exploration of the principles, materials, and systems of building construction. Building Construction emphasizes a visual approach with more than 1,400 illustrations and hundreds of student study tools. Including extensive coverage of sustainable construction, this exceptional text features an experienced author team with decades of professional and academic experience.
Cameron K. Andres taught at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology, Calgary Alberta in the Civil Engineering Technology Program where he taught courses including strength of materials, structural design, concrete technology, and computer assisted structural analysis. He began a long association with Prentice Hall in 1986 by authoring the third edition of Principles and Practices of Heavy Construction, which was the precursor to Principles and Practices of Commercial Construction, 8th Edition.