Oct 07, 2022  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
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CM 3112 - Building Environmental and Mechanical Systems for CM

3 lecture hours 2 lab hours 4 credits
Course Description
Students will develop a working knowledge of building HVAC, sanitary, and other mechanical systems components and their functioning, to enable effective installation planning, scheduling and cost estimation by the construction manager. Students will study the basic design principles of HVAC and plumbing systems as well and completing basic load calculations. Lab activities will revolve around load calculations, basic installation methods of HVAC and plumbing systems, and estimating/scheduling activities for mechanical systems. (prereq: junior standing)
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Understand the principles of HVAC and plumbing to make a safe and healthy building environment
  • Effectively balance mechanical criteria in order to select an optimal mechanical system
  • Develop accurate take-offs and estimates of mechanical systems
  • Describe the pros and cons of different types of mechanical systems
  • Identify and define different components of a mechanical system
  • Develop a schedule that incorporates mechanical systems into a schedule of a General Contractor

Prerequisites by Topic
  • None 

Course Topics
  • Reading mechanical plans
  • Heating systems
  • Cooling systems
  • Ventilation systems
  • Ductwork
  • Indoor air quality
  • HVAC take-off and estimating
  • Commissioning
  • DWV systems
  • Domestic water systems
  • Storm water systems
  • Fire protection systems

Dr. Jera Sullivan

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