Both domestic and commercial buildings are built systems comprised of numerous sub-systems. One of the major components of such built systems is building services. Sustainability is an important element in all facets of construction including building services.
This unit will introduce building services systems associated with residential, commercial and industrial building projects. Using industry regulations, standards and codes of practice, students will examine the principles of building services requirements, installation, operation and maintenance relating to: HVAC; electrical supply; gas supply; natural and artificial lighting; security and communications, hydraulic service supply and disposal systems; fire protection; vertical transportation; and acoustics. Comfort conditions, indoor air quality and total building performance will also be included in the unit.
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to: