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

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Construction Project Management, Third Editionprovides readers with the “big picture of the construction management process, giving a perspective as to how the construction industry functions in relation to the national economy and in the public's eye. This book focuses on the collaborative effort required to complete any public or private construction project, providing the construction professional with the skills needed to work with and alongside the owner representative, the designer, and within the public's eye. It explains in detail the project elements and environment, and the responsibilities of the varied project professionals, and follows in detail the chronology of a project. For construction professionals, including project managers, architects, project owners and their representatives, civil engineers, and practitioners who are looking for an understanding of the changes in their industry and new tools and management methods available for dealing with those changes.

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