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Description - Engineering Weather Data by Michael J. Kjelgaard

Weather plays a key role in most building and design projects. Whether in Minnesota or Florida, the way a building and its interior is designed and built depends upon the weather. When an engineering firm in Chicago has a project in Houston, various weather data specific to Houston are needed such as heat loss or the average ambient air temperature. This data affects what type of material is used, in which direction the building is constructed, what type of HVAC system is used. The temperature outside can heat up the building exterior, which affects the HVAC system. Typically, this data is needed maybe two or three times a year, but when it is, an engineer will have to search through various publications, dig through handbooks for one specific piece, and spend hours in the firm's library, collecting the data. This book compiles all the data into one handy resource.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780071370295
ISBN-10: 0071370293
Format: Paperback
(287mm x 213mm x 33mm)
Pages: 656
Imprint: McGraw-Hill Professional
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
Publish Date: 29-Mar-2001
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Michael J. Kjelgaard

Mike Kjelgaard (N. Easton, MA) is a professional engineer with over 12 years experience consulting. He is currently a project manager fro Engineered Systems, Inc. in Boston. He has a background in HVAC system design, design/build, construction, project management, energy cost evaluation & analysis, and construction cost estimating. He is also the editor for the Engineering Weather Data for US Cities newsletter.