Mechanical and Electrical Systems in Construction and Architecture (4th Edition)

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This book provides an in-depth view of the mechanical and electrical systems in construction, followed by a step-by-step approach to the design of each system. Intended to provide an introduction to building mechanical and electrical design concepts and principles, this major revision is written for all those involved in the construction industry. Elementary engineering concepts and design principles are introduced in a straightforward manner and presented on an elementary mathematics level; requiring students to have a working knowledge of algebra. This book addresses the growing complexity of design standards and regulations and rapid changes in new building technologies, which in turn is expanding the role of the architectural and engineering technician. For those interested in the design of building electrical, lighting, plumbing, HVAC, fire protection, and telecommunications systems.

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To be successful in today's construction environment, project managers must utilize essential leadership, communication, and motivational skills. This book emphasizes these attributes as it systematically follows the construction process from beginning to end. Among topics examined are the roles of project participants, the bid process, planning, scheduling, estimating, controlling the project, safety issues, and legal and regulatory issues. Sidebars, authored by industry leaders, examine actual incidents and provide insights into the subject matter.

This book will be invaluable to superintendents, estimators, and field managers, as well as project managers.

Features of Construction Project Management, Professional Edition, include:

  • Entire chapters devoted to leadership and construction law
  • Comprehensive presentation of content from the project owner's viewpoint, as well as the contractor's perspective
  • Coverage of conflict resolution

About the Author:

Professor Gould is the Ahlborg Professor of Construction Management at Roger Williams University where he serves as the director of the Construction Management Program.  He has over 20 years of teaching experience at the university level.  His expertise lies in the field of Construction Project Management, Estimating, Scheduling and Project Control.  He has authored two textbooks in these fields.   

 

In addition to his teaching, he actively consults in the field having worked with a wide range of public and private clients including the U.S. Air Force, Sears Roebuck, and NASA.  He has developed and taught numerous seminar and short courses in both public and in-house settings.  He has served as a seminar instructor for R.S. Means for over 15 years. 

 

He has served as the director for the Northeast region of the Associated Schools of Construction (ASC) an organization established for the purpose of supporting and disseminating construction knowledge.  He is also active in the American Council of Construction Education. (ACCE) where he has serves on the board of directors and as chair of the Guidance committee.  ACCE is the organization that accredits Construction Management Programs.  

 

Ms. Joyce has over 30 years experience in the design and construction industry with a concentration on academic and cultural environments.  She has served in the past in project management roles, focusing on teams, processes and strategic planning.   In the past five years, she has overseen the development of over $500 Million in higher education and museum programs, designs and construction.  She is presently working as a construction consultant on a large museum project in Canada.

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