Building Services Handbook, 9th Edition 2017 (PDF)

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Edition: 2017

Pages: 1164

Author(s): Fred Hall and Roger Greeno

Publisher: Routledge

Language: English

Size: 54 Mb


The Industry

Building Services in the Construction Process

Legislative and Support Documents

Health and Safety at Work etc. Act

The Building Act

The Water Industry Act

British, European and International Standards

Building Research establishment

Loss Prevention Certification Board

Design and Installation Standards

Part Two—Cold Water and Supply Systems

Rain Cycle - Sources of Water Supply

Acidity and Alkalinity in Water

Filtration of Water


Storage and Distribution of Water

Disinfection of Water

Water Mains

Valves and Taps

Joints on Water Pipes

Pipe Jointing Materials

Direct System of Cold Water Supply

Indirect System of Cold Water Supply

Hard and Soft Water

Water Softening

Water Conditioning and Treatment

Backflow Protection

Secondary Backflow Protection

Cold Water Storage Cisterns

Cold Water Storage Calculations

Boosted Cold Water Systems

Delayed Action Float Valve

Pipe Sizing by Formula

Hydraulics and Fluid Flow

Part Three—Hot Water Supply Systems

Direct System of Hot Water Supply

Indirect System of Hot Water Supply

Unvented Hot Water Storage System

Expansion and Temperature-Relief Valves

Hot Water Storage Cylinders

Primatic Hot Water Storage Cylinders

Indirect Hot Water System for a Three-Storey Building

Indirect Supplementary Hot Water System

Sealed Indirect Hot Water System for a High-Rise Building

Primary Thermal Stores

Types of Boiler

Secondary Circulation

Duplication of Plant

Electric and Gas Water Heaters

Solar Heating of Water

Hot Water Storage Capacity

Boiler Rating

Pipe Sizing

Pressurised Systems

Circulation Pump Rating

Legionnaires’ Disease in Hot Water Systems


Galvanic or Electrolytic Action

Water Treatment

Part Four—Heating Systems

Heat Emitters

Low-Temperature, Hot Water Heating Systems

Panel and Underfloor Heating

Expansion Facilities in Heating Systems

Expansion Vessels

Solar Space Heating

High-Temperature, Pressurised Hot Water Heating Systems

Steam Heating Systems

District Heating

Combined Heat and Power

Pipework Expansion

Thermostatic Control of Heating Systems

Timed Control of Heating Systems

Zoned Controls

Programmable Control

Energy Management Systems

Warm Air Heating System

Heating Design

Domestic Heating Circulator/Pump

Modulating Pump

Part Five—Fuel Characteristics and Storage

Fuels - Factors Affecting Choice

Solid fuel - Properties and Storage

Domestic Solid Fuel Boilers

Solid fuel - Biomass

Solid fuel - Flues

Oil - Properties

Oil - Storage and Supply

Oil-Fired Burners and Appliances

Oil - Flues

Natural Gas - Properties

Liquid Petroleum Gas - Properties and Storage

Electric Boiler

Electricity - Electrode Boiler

Part Six—Ventilation Systems

Ventilation Requirements

Guide to Ventilation Rates

Domestic Accommodation

Mechanical Ventilation

Types of Fan

Fan Laws

Sound Attenuation in Ducting

Air Filtration

Low-Velocity Air Flow in Ducts

Air Diffusion and Distribution Patterns

Air Curtain

Ventilation Design

Resistances to Air Flow

Part Seven—Air Conditioning

Air Conditioning - Principles and Application

Central Plant System

Air-Processing Unit


Variable Air Volume

Induction (Air/Water) System

Fan-Coil (Air/Water) Unit and Induction Diffuser

Dual Duct System

Chilled Beams and Ceilings

Cooling Systems

Refrigeration Power Units

Refrigerant Properties

Refrigerant System Characteristics

Packaged Air-Conditioning Systems

Psychrometrics - Processes and Applications

Heat Pumps

Heat Recovery Devices

Legionnaires Disease

Health Considerations and Building-Related Illnesses

Part Eight—Drainage Systems, Sewage Treatment and Refuse


Combined and Sarate system

Partially Separate System

Rodding Point System

Sewer Connection

Drainage Ventilation

Unventilated Stacks

Drain Laying

Means of Access

Bedding of Drains

Drains Under or Near Buildings

Drainpipe Materials

Joints Used on Drainpipes

Anti-Flood Devices

Garage Drainage

Drainage Pumping

Subsoil Drainage

Tests on Drains


Cesspools and Septic Tanks

Drainage Fields and Mounds

Rainwater Management

Drainage Design and Formulae

Waste and Refuse Processing

Part Nine—Sanitary Fitments and Appliances: Discharge and

Waste Systems

Flushing Cisterns, Troughs and Valves

Water Closets





Wash Basins and Troughs

Unplugged Appliances

Thermostatic Temperature Control


Hospital sanitary Appliances

Sanitary Conveniences

Sanitary Conveniences for Disabled People

Traps and Waste Valve

Single-Stack System and Variations

One- and Two-Pipe Systems

Pumped Waste System

Wash Basins - Waste Arrangements

Washing Machine and Dishwasher Wastes

Air Test

Sanitation - Data


Ground-Floor Appliances - High-Rise Buildings

Fire Stops and Seals

Flow Rates and Discharge Units

Sanitation Design - Discharge Stack sizing

Part Ten—Gas Installation, Components and Controls

Natural Gas - Combustion

Mains Gas Supply and Installation

Gas Service Pipe Intake


Gas Controls and Safety Features

Gas Ignition Devices

Purging and Testing

Gas Appliances

Balanced Flue Appliances

Open Flue Appliances

Flue Blocks

Open Flue Terminals

Stainless Steel Flue Lining

Shared Flues

Fan-Assisted Gas Flues

Ventilation Requirements

Combusted Gas Analysis

Gas Laws

Gas Consumption

Gas Pipe and Flue Sizing

Part Eleven—Electrical Supply and Installations

Three-Phase Generation and supply

Electricity Distribution

Electricity Intake to a Building

Earthing Systems and Bonding

Consumer Unit

Power and Lighting Circuits

Overload Protection

Insulated Cable

Testing Completed Installation

Cable Rating


Industrial Installations

Electric Space Heating

Controls for Electric Night Storage Space Heaters

Construction site Electricity

Light Sources, Lamps and Luminaires

Lighting Controls

Extra-Low-Voltage Lighting

Lighting Design


Telecommunications Installation

Part Twelve—Mechanical Conveyors - Lifts, Escalators and


Planning Lift Installations

Roping Systems for Electric Lifts


Lift Doors

Lift Machine Room and Equipment

Lift Safety Features

Installation Details

Typical Single Lift Dimensions

Paternoster Lifts

Oil-Hydraulic Lifts

Lift Performance

Estimating the Number of Lifts Required

Firefighting Lifts

Vertical Transportation for the Disabled

Builders’ and Electricians’ Work



Stair Lifts

Part Thirteen—Fire Prevention and Control Services



Hose Reel Installations


Foam Installations

Gas Extinguishers

Fire Alarms

Smoke, Fire and Heat Detectors

Fire Detection Electrical Circuits

Fire Prevention in Ventilating Systems

Fire Dampers in Ductwork

Pressurisation of Escape Routes

Smoke Extraction, Ventilation and Control

Portable Fire Extinguishers

Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Part Fourteen—Security Installations

Physical Security

Intruder Alarms

Micro-Switch and Magnetic Reed

Radio Sensor, Pressure Mat and Taut Wiring

Acoustic, Vibration and Inertia Detectors

Ultrasonic and Microwave Detectors

Active Infra-Red Detector

Passive Infra-Red Detector

Lightning Protection Systems

Part Fifteen—Accommodation for Building Services

Underground Utilities

Ducts for Engineering Services

Notching and Holing Joists

Floor and Skirting Ducts

Medium and Large Vertical Ducts

Medium and Large Horizontal Ducts

Subways or Walkways

Penetration of Fire Structure by Pipes

Raised Access Floors

Suspended and False Ceilings

Part Sixteen—Alternative and Renewable Energy

Energy Production

Alternative Energy

Renewable Energy

Anaerobic Digestion


Wind Power

Wind Power and Fuel Cells

Water Power

Geothermal Power

Micro-Combined Heat and Power

Solar Power

Photovoltaic Systems

Biomass or Biofuel

Underground Coal Gasification

Carbon Capture and Storage

Hydraulic Fracturing

Part Seventeen—Appendices

Appendix 1 - Glossary of Common Abbreviations

Appendix 2 - Abbreviations for Pipework

Appendix 3 - Abbreviations for Pipework Components

Appendix 4 - Abbreviations Used for Drainage Systems

Appendix 5 - Abbreviations Used for Sanitation Systems

Appendix 6 - Graphical Symbols for Pipework

Appendix 7 - Identification of Pipework

Appendix 8 - Graphical Symbols for Electrical Installation Work

Appendix 9 - Metric Units

Appendix 10 - Water Pressure and Head - Comparison of Units

Appendix 11 - Conversion of Common Imperial Units to Metric


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