How Buildings Work

4. Building Function, 31

5. Providing Water, 33

6. Recycling Wastes, 41

7. Providing for Thermal Comfort, 49

8. Thermal Properties of Building Components, 53

9. Controlling the Radiation of Heat, 72

10. Controlling Air Temperature and Humidity, 81

11. Controlling Air Movement, 99

12. Keeping Water Out, 109

13. Seeing and Illumination, 128

14. Hearing and Being Heard, 138

15. Providing Concentrated Energy, 149

16. Fitting Buildings to People, 158

17. Providing Structural Support, 172

18. Providing for Building Movement, 204

19. Controlling Fire, 213

20. Getting a Building Built, 227

21. Keeping a Building Alive and Growing, 239

22. Building Components and Building Function, 252

Glossary, 257 Index, 267

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