HVAC & Water Systems

ARC5413

HVAC & Water Systems

College of Architecture
ARCH
"The course address issues of human comfort; principles of heat transfer emphasizing calculation of heat loss and heat gain; heating, ventilating and cooling equipment, system selection and sizing; spatial requirements; moisture migration; air pressurization; psychrometric analysis; and sustainable design including acceptable indoor environmental quality (IEQ), low embodied energy material selection and energy conservation. The course includes an overview of water supply and waste water systems, domestic hot water, plumbing layouts/fixtures; and the basics of fire protection, including smoke control and automatic extinguishing water-based systems. Group class project work includes analysis of heat loss/heat gain and domestic hot water (DHW) equipment and HVAC system investigation for an existing structure."