IAD 320: Environmental Building Systems
This course acquaints students with the mechanical disciplines involved in the design of HVAC, plumbing, communications, security and sprinkler systems as well as electrical wiring/planning, solar design, acoustic control and conditioning. Students are introduced to the considerations and purview of these technologies in various use categories, i.e., health, retail, airport, office, restaurant, theater and school facilities. Emphasis is placed on optimization of systems for user comfort. Regulations concerning health and environment are covered, and students are made aware of public efforts to maintain water purity, to achieve water savings, to promote clean air quality, energy savings and sanitary waste disposal and to control hazardous building materials. Notes: Workload per week: three hours of lecture and three hours of homework. Prerequisite: Students taking this course will normally have sophomore standing. Cross-listed: IAD 520.