Event Date/Time: Nov 01, 2010
End Date/Time: Nov 03, 2010
The building industry is approaching general acceptance of sustainable design principles. Sustainable design means that engineers must interact with architects, owners, and facility managers in a team effort to provide high-quality, productive environment for people while considering the impact of their design on the environment. The LEEDTM (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) rating system is an excellent way to quantify the sustainability of buildings.
This course focuses on sustainable design and operation of four major systems used in buildings, namely, plumping, fire protection, illumination, and noise and vibration.
It covers the basics of science by which the systems operate, descriptions of the many system and equipment options that can be selected, guidelines for which might be appropriate in given applications, and exercises and case studies to reinforce the material.
Topics are introduced to individuals who have little background on the subject while providing valuable information resource to personnel having experience with mechanical and electrical systems in buildings.
To provide basics of science by which mechanical systems in buildings operate.
To present descriptions of system and equipment options.
To offer guidelines for system and equipment selection and operation.
Who Should Attend
Architectures, design and project engineers and technologists, facility managers, consultants, mechanical engineers and technologists, maintenance and operation personnel and other technical personnel who need to upgrade/refresh their current knowledge of mechanical and electrical systems in buildings.
Program Outline (1.8 CEUs / 18 PDHs)
Plumbing Equipment and Systems
Water Supply and Treatment
Domestic Water Distribution Systems
Plumbing Fixtures and Components
Planning Plumbing Facilities.
Workshop I â€“Sizing a plumbing system.
Fire Protection Equipment and Systems
Classification of Fire and Construction Hazards
Planning for Fire Protection
Fire Safety Design
Fire Detection and Signaling Devices
Fire Alarm Systems
Fire Suppression Systems
Automatic Sprinkler Systems
Workshop II â€“ Sizing and selection of a fire protection system
Light and Lighting
Light and the Energy Spectrum
Physics of Light
Lighting Equipment and Systems
Electrical Light Sources
Factors to Consider in Selecting Light Sources and Equipment
General Comparison of Lighting Systems
Calculations of Illumination
Quantity and Quality of illumination
Evaluating the Visual Environment
Luminance Categories and Recommended luminance Levels
Basis for Illumination Calculations.
Lighting Design Development and Documentation
Exterior Lighting Design
Design Practice and Alternative Solutions
Workshop III â€“Sizing and selection of a lighting system.
Noise and Vibrations in Mechanical and Electrical Systems
Noise Control: An Overview
Building Spaces Where Acoustical Concerns May Arise
Basic Concepts of Sound
Useful Design Criteria
Acoustical Design Considerations in HVAC Systems
Mechanical Equipment Rooms (MERS)
Rooftop Units (RTUs)
Noise in Air Supply Systems
Sound in Ducts
Return Air Systems
Room Sound Correction
Transmission of Sound through Walls and Ceilings
Isolation of Mechanical Vibration
Seismic Vibration Control and Restraint
The Richter Scale
Guidelines for Seismic Design
After attending the seminar you will be:
Acquainted with the fundamentals, design and operation of mechanical systems in buildings
Equipped with knowledge required to carry out systematic procedures of selection of systems and equipment options
Familiar with sustainable designs of major mechanical systems in buildings