Building Services Engineering (BSE)

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Available in hardcopy or e-book.

E-book delivery details:

  • On purchase, we will send you one licence key per copy within two working days.
  • The e-book is accessible via VitalSource® e-book software - access details will be sent to you.
  • You may use this at home, office, mobile device or anywhere you have access to the internet.
  • As each key is a single user licence this will prohibit wider distribution.

This fully updated sixth edition of David Chadderton's leading textbook is the perfect preparation for those intending to enter this increasingly important field.  Engineering services within buildings account for ongoing energy use, greenhouse gas contribution and life safety provisions. 

There are chapters addressing heating, climate change, air conditioning, transportation systems, water, gas, electricity, drainage and room acoustics, which cover all the key responsibilities of the building services engineer. As well as introductory material and the underpinning theory, practical guidance is provided in the form of sample calculations and spreadsheets. Material includes:

  • trends and recent applications in lowering the energy use by mechanical and electrical services systems, heating, cooling and lighting of buildings
  • case studies modelled from post-occupancy reports to provide realistic discussion topics
  • examples of the use of photovoltaic solar panels, chilled beams, under floor air distribution, labyrinths, ground-sourced heat pumps, district heating and cooling, energy performance certificates, energy auditing and wind turbines
  • outlines of the concepts of global warming, carbon trading and zero carbon buildings
  • exercises in each chapter and online self-study questions.
  • A significantly expanded companion site offers over 1,000 self-test questions, powerpoint slides for lecturers, and an instructors' manual, enabling the rapid generation of lectures, assignments, and tests. 
  • This publication is the ideal introductory text book on building services engineering, as well as a comprehensive guide for those about to start work.

Table of Contents

1. Climate Change  
2. Post Occupancy  
3. Built Environment  
4. Energy Economics  
5. Ventilation and Air Conditioning  
6.  Heat Demand  
7. Heating  
8. Water Services  
9. Electrical  
10. Lighting  
11. Condensation  
12. Gas  
13. Plant & Service Areas  
14. Fire Protection  
15. Room Acoustics  
16. Mechanical Transport  
17. Question Bank  
18. Understanding Units  
19. Answers to Questions  

Author Biography:

David V. Chadderton was formerly a Principal Lecturer in building services engineering at Southampton Solent University, a Senior Lecturer at Oxford Brookes University, and lectured in Melbourne and Ballarat. He also spent time as a self-employed energy auditor, and an energy performance contracting engineer in Melbourne before retiring.

Product details

  • Published: November 2012
  • Publisher: Taylor and Francis
  • ISBN: 9780415699327