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Module Code: CEN222
Module Title: Building Services Engineering
Module Level: Level 2
Module Credits: 2.50
Academic Year: 2018/19
Semester: SEM1
Originating Department: Civil Engineering
Pre-requisites: N/A
To introduce the principles of building service systems including heating, ventilation, air conditioning, water supply systems and transportation systems in buildings.
Learning outcomes 
A Apply the fundamental theory such as HVAC, water supply and mechanical transportations to the building service systems design.

B Analyze and interpret a wide range of theoretical, design and technical building services engineering information to apply on building design within the framework of international and local design codes.

C Apply sustainable building service design principles, performance assessment, service life and remedies for malfunctioning causes and apply to design according to green building standards (e.g. BREEAM, LEED).

D Assess the basic services requirements to buildings at different size, purpose, standard considering the architectural and structural features and designs of buildings.

Method of teaching and learning 
The content of the module is delivered through lectures and tutorials. Coursework report: 1. Designing HVAC system in a building. 2. Designing a cold and hot water service system in a building.
1) Introduction: Embodied energy in buildings, Zero carbon and green buildings, Functions of buildings, Principles of building service systems, Building codes and standards for designing systems.

2). Heating: Heat demand, Thermal resistance and transmittance of building materials, Hot-water, Steam and central heating systems, Timed control of heating systems.

3). Ventilation and Air conditioning: Ventilation requirements, Ventilation systems of domestic and non-domestic buildings, Ventilation design, Air conditioning systems with principles and applications, Cooling systems, Refrigerant and system characteristics, Health considerations.

4). Water supply systems: Cold and hot water supply systems, Water storage and calculations, Medium and high rise building supply systems, Pipe sizing and pump rating.

5). Mechanical transportation: Transportation systems in buildings, Lifts in high rise buildings and calculations, Escalators and travelators, Safety requirements and features.

Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester 24    14      37  75 


Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 Written 50.00
2 Written Report 25.00
3 Written Report 25.00

Module Catalogue generated from SITS CUT-OFF: 5/26/2018 10:24:03 AM