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Building Services Handbook

3rd Edition

By Roger Greeno, Fred Hall

Routledge – 2005 – 544 pages

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    * Topics presented in a highly visual and understandable layout
    * Ideal for students on general construction or building services courses
    * Updated in line with the latest revised Building Regulations and Water Supply Regulations
    * New website resources available

    Building Services Handbook summarises all elements of building services practice, techniques and procedures. Information is presented in the highly illustrated and accessible visual style as found in the companion title the Building Construction Handbook.

    This is an essential text for all construction and building services students up to undergraduate level. It is an ideal resource for a wide range of courses including, BTEC National, HNC / HND and NVQs. The comprehensive coverage and numerous references to the latest Building, Water Supply, IEE Wiring Regulations and other relevant standards also makes this book an invaluable reference tool for building services professionals.

    The third edition has been updated and expanded to take into account the latest revisions to the Building Regulations. Significant changes include electrical installation safety requirements (Part P), which have been included in the Building Regulations for the first time, and new regulations concerning energy efficiency (Part L). Reference to supplementary regulations and standards are provided for further reading, and additional worked examples have been included throughout. The third edition also offers new online lecture resources, with sets of power point slides available for a selection of services areas, featuring essential illustrations for use with presentations and handouts.

    Roger Greeno is a well-known author of construction texts. He has extensive practical and consultancy experience in the industry, in addition to lecturing at Guildford College and the University of Portsmouth. He also examines for City and Guilds, Edexcel and the Chartered Institute of Building.

    Fred Hall’s books on Building Services have helped thousands of students gain their qualifications and pass exams. He was formerly a Senior Lecturer at Guildford College.


    UK Lecturers’ praise for previous editions:
    "Comprehensive coverage of the fundamentals in a tried and tested format."
    "Excellent, can be used at all levels. I am particularly impressed by the scope of topics and quality of the diagrams."


    Cold water supply systems.
    Hot water supply systems.
    Heating systems.
    Fuel characteristics and storage.
    Ventilation systems.
    Air conditioning.
    Drainage systems, sewage treatment and refuse disposal.
    Sanitary fitments and appliances: discharge and waste systems.
    Gas installation, components and controls.
    Electrical supply and installations.
    Mechanical conveyors – lifts, escalators and travelators.
    Fire prevention and control services.
    Security installations.
    Accommodation for building services.
    Alternative and renewable energy.
    * Glossary of common abbreviations.
    * Graphical symbols for pipework.
    * Identification of pipework.
    * Graphical symbols for electrical installation work.
    * Metric units.
    * Conversion of common imperial units to metric.

    Name: Building Services Handbook: 3rd Edition (eBook)Routledge 
    Description: By Roger Greeno, Fred Hall. * Topics presented in a highly visual and understandable layout* Ideal for students on general construction or building services courses* Updated in line with the latest revised Building Regulations and Water Supply Regulations* New website resources...
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