This subject provides an introduction to building services which include plumbing, electrical, mechanical and vertical transportation services for medium to large scale, multi-storey buildings. Conventional and alternative systems will be explored with students will be able to identify at the completion of this subject the appropriate services to a particular building. Students will be asked to undertake investigations of systems and buildings.
|Faculty||Faculty of Society & Design|
1. Identify the components of conventional engineering systems in building and an ability to describe their functions in general terms and the issues involved in their design.
2. Describe and discuss the contribution of engineering services in buildings to total energy use and consequent environmental impacts.
3. Identify alternative systems for meeting the needs of building users/occupants that are currently met by conventional engineering systems.
4. Recognise the life-cycle costs and benefits associated with the use of low energy and/or passive engineering systems in buildings.
There are no co-requisites.