Understanding Buildings

Understanding Buildings

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Understanding Buildingsprovides students in architecture and other allied disciplines with a basic introduction to building technology in all its aspects. This general, multidisciplinary text provides an overall explanation of the building process through an examination of underlying principles as well as design examples. In seven chapters, the book discusses structure, enclosure, climate services, utility services, lighting, acoustics, fire safety, and future needs. It is generously illustrated with 400 diagrams, tables, charts, and construction details. Esmond Reid is an architectural writer and consultant.3-phase supply (4.22a) has three live phase wires, or live wires, and a common neutral return earthed back at the substation. Each phase ... Potential difference measured in volts, current in amps, conductor resistance in ohms, power in watts. V = AR and W ... Typically, it runs along the street (or up an apartment block) with each of the phases serving every third house in rotation (4.22a). This balancesanbsp;...

Title:Understanding Buildings
Author: Esmond Reid
Publisher:MIT Press - 1984

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