Building Services Management

    Unit code: NBC3003 | Study level: Undergraduate
    (Generally, 1 credit = 10 hours of classes and independent study.)
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    This unit is designed to provide students with the knowledge in managing services in commercial and industrial buildings  for compliance with relevant legislation, Australia Standards and the National Construction Code (NCC) of Australia. Students will learn energy-efficient design principles, including standard heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems available (the basis for mechanical system selection), vertical transport, fire protection, water management, and building energy management systems (BEMS) for ensuring efficiency, quality, and sustainability.

    Learning Outcomes

    On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

    1. Investigate and rationalise principles of systems management in commercial and industrial buildings;
    2. Analyse and assess design documentation and building services for commercial and industrial buildings for compliance with the various statutes, codes and standards;
    3. Articulate the importance of building services maintenance and management in terms of function, procedures and operations;
    4. Validate service installations in commercial and industrial buildings; and
    5. Critically review the implications of energy-efficient design principles upon building services design and apply appropriate energy budgets.

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    Assessment type: Test
    Grade: 30%
    Tests (2)
    Assessment type: Assignment
    Grade: 30%
    Individual assignment
    Assessment type: Project
    Grade: 40%
    Group project and oral presentation

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