Building Systems for Construction Managers presents a comprehensive look at mechanical systems from the decision–maker′s perspective, with complete guidance on design, costs, scheduling, quality assurance, and more. Individual coverage allows for system–specific guidance, and the examinations of each system′s design dovetails with discussions on quality assurance and project integration. Photographs and drawings throughout clarify system structures and complex considerations, and case studies show how construction professionals handle system–related challenges in real–world projects. Each chapter concludes with a series of exercises to reinforce the material, and help you consolidate the many issues at hand into a professional body of knowledge.
Successfully incorporating building systems into a construction project requires a deep familiarity with their design, installation, costs, timelines, and more. This book provides in–depth guidance on all aspects of the major systems to help construction professionals keep the project on–time and on–budget.
- Understand how building systems are designed and incorporated into a project
- Estimate costs accurately for HVAC, electrical, lighting, plumbing, and more
- Manage scheduling, life cycle analyses, and quality assurance
- Learn how BIM and high performance building affect considerations
Building systems are taken for granted by designers, architects, building owners, and eventual occupants, but they′re the critical factor in making a building habitable, comfortable, and efficient—and their design can have long–term impacts on the building′s operation and maintenance costs. Taking mechanical systems into consideration from the earliest stages of design is vital to budgeting, scheduling, planning, and other aspects of the project as a whole. Building Systems for Construction Managers provides a comprehensive reference for complete project integration.