• Building Controls

    Building Controls was developed in conjunction with the United Association of Journeyworkers and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipefitting Industry for use in building automation system training. The textbook covers topics such as control concepts/theory, network communication in building automation, control devices/equipment in building automation, building automation and operation, and system integration in the HVAC industry.

    • ASIN: 0826920241

  • Building the Control Data Legacy: The Career of Robert M. Price

    This book presents a unique behind-the-scenes view into the Control Data Corporation during its ascent into the top rank of the computer industry. This detailed 15-part oral history starts with Robert M. Price's work programming the first generation of computers in California. In 1961, he joined Control Data. For the next 29 years, Price was in key positions -- culminating as President, CEO, and Chairman from 1986 to 1990 -- as Control Data grew from a Minneapolis start-up into a multi-billion-dollar global company. Lively anecdotes provide an in-depth assessment of Control Data's founder William C. Norris and his inimitable style. Of special note are Price's incisive observations about corporate social responsibility and the "lessons learned" from a remarkable business career. Profusely illustrated with more than 80 archival photographs.

    • ASIN: 1300058188

  • Control of Scale and Corrosion in Building Water Systems

    This book sets out to provide engineers and facilities managers with the latest and most effective formulas, techniques and procedures for analyzing water quality and identifying the causes of pipe corrosion and scaling. It lays out detailed procedures for installing corrosion-resistant materials and appropriate water treatment equipment applying the right chemicals, and then monitoring the results. Included is in-depth coverage of potable water and domestic hot water treatment; steam, condensate, and boiler water treatment; air conditioning and water cooling treatment; closed system water treatment; external water treatment methods; piping, tubing and plumbing systems; and building operations and maintenance. Also included are two computer programs designed to calculate water treatment indexes and the amounts of chemicals needed to attain desired water composition.

    • ASIN: 0070362173

  • Building Automation: Control Devices and Applications

    A building automation system is a network of "intelligent" control devices used in one or more building systems, such as HVAC, lighting, and security systems. Building automation systems operate cooperatively to share building information and control system devices automatically according to programmed logic. Building Automation: Control Devices and Applications focuses on these control devices and how they work together in common automation scenarios. This textbook covers the operation, signals, and functions of the senors, acutators, and other control equipment used in automated systems in commercial buidlings. The textbook is organized by building system, and each system is explained so that the function and application of each device is clear. The system-based foundation is then used to discuss the typical interactions between multiple systems in automated buildings.

    • Brand: Brand: Amer Technical Pub
    • ASIN: 0826920004

  • Building Control Systems

    Architects were once charged with designing entire buildings, including the HVAC, lighting and power systems. But with the advent of more complex technologies, engineers and other specialists became responsible for these systems, with architects assuming expanded roles as team managers. The latest edition of Building Control Systems provides architecture students with the larger picture without overwhelming them with details. In emphasizing a conceptual understanding of the functions of various systems and how they interact with building components, the book provides the exact information that tomorrow’s architects will need to effectively communicate and coordinate with consultants in all of the many building disciplines. This revised Second Edition covers the theoretical bases for thermal control…the systems used to control the thermal environment within buildings…various electrical systems, including power and lighting…such building control topics as plumbing services and fire protection…and economics-based design decision making. Building Control Systems, Second Edition provides coverage of: New building designs that minimize our dependence on nonrenewable fuels and use only a "fair share" of renewable fuels with important steps toward cutting costs and preserving ...

    • ASIN: 0471573787

  • Intelligent Building Control Systems: A Survey of Modern Building Control and Sensing Strategies (Advances in Industrial Control)

    Readers of this book will be shown how, with the adoption of ubiquituous sensing, extensive data-gathering and forecasting, and building-embedded advanced actuation, intelligent building systems with the ability to respond to occupant preferences in a safe and energy-efficient manner are becoming a reality. The articles collected present a holistic perspective on the state of the art and current research directions in building automation, advanced sensing and control, including:model-based and model-free control design for temperature control;smart lighting systems;smart sensors and actuators (such as smart thermostats, lighting fixtures and HVAC equipment with embedded intelligence); andenergy management, including consideration of grid connectivity and distributed intelligence. These articles are both educational for practitioners and graduate students interested in design and implementation, and foundational for researchers interested in understanding the state of the art and the challenges that must be overcome in realizing the potential benefits of smart building systems. This edited volume also includes case studies from implementation of these algorithms/sensing strategies in to-scale building systems. These demonstrate the benefits and pitfalls of using smart sensing and ...

    • ASIN: 3319684612

  • Direct Digital Control for Building HVAC Systems

    Since the publication of the first edition in 1992, the HVAC industry has gone through enormous changes. As simple digital systems have given way to more complex systems, demand for information on how these systems operate, how they are best applied and how they communicate with other building control systems has grown rapidly. Direct Digital Control for Building Systems, Second Edition is thoroughly updated and expanded to include coverage of the architecture of modern digital control systems, distributed intelligence networked systems, communication protocols, the technologies and issues concerning interoperability, the latest application strategies, and defensive techniques for designing and specifying control systems. Numerous illustrations throughout help keep the subject highly accessible, and hardware, software, and systems applications are described in the most universal terms possible. This thoroughly revised second edition also contains a full section on BACnet® standard and Echelon's LonWorks® technology; their meaning, applications, and future implications. An up-to-date appendix is provided. Insights on emerging technologies in intelligent control systems and what the future holds for this dynamic field is covered throughout.

    • ASIN: 0412145316

  • Building Control with Passive Dampers: Optimal Performance-based Design for Earthquakes

    The recent introduction of active and passive structural control methods has given structural designers powerful tools for performance-based design. However, structural engineers often lack the tools for the optimal selection and placement of such systems. In Building Control with Passive Dampers , Takewaki brings together most the reliable, state-of-the-art methods in practice around the world, arming readers with a real sense of how to address optimal selection and placement of passive control systems.   The first book on optimal design, sizing, and location selection of passive dampers Combines theory and practical applications Describes step-by-step how to obtain optimal damper size and placement Covers the state-of-the-art in optimal design of passive control Integrates the most reliable techniques in the top literature and used in practice worldwide Written by a recognized expert in the area MATLAB code examples available from the book’s Companion Website   This book is essential for post-graduate students, researchers, and design consultants involved in building control. Professional engineers and advanced undergraduates interested in seismic design, as well as mechanical engineers looking for vibration damping techniques, will also find this book a helpful reference...

    • ASIN: 0470824913

  • Bugs Be Gone: Pest control in homes and other buildings

    Many insects, and some of their close relatives, commonly invade homes and other buildings, annoying the human occupants, damaging the structures, eating or contaminating the food, inflicting painful bites and stings, and transmitting debilitating and deadly diseases to the people and their pets. This practical illustrated guide is broken down by pest types (cockroaches) or by where they may be found (food pests) or by the harm they cause (stinging pests). Each chapter begins with a summary of the pests in that chapter, along with how-to-do-it information on how to get rid of pests in an environmentally friendly manner. Quite often this means calling a professional pest management company to eliminate the problem and to assist you in preventing the pest problem from occurring again. More details are presented in the chapter texts that follow the chapter summary. These details are provided for consumers and professional pest managers who want to research each pest and its control in greater depth. Bottom line – Bugs Be Gone is designed to help consumers eliminate pests in homes and other buildings and prevent their return.

    • ASIN: 1479168599