Spring 2022

ARC 334L (00805)

 

Course Description
Environmental Controls II considers the application of the thermal environment, the issues of daylighting, vertical transportation systems, water systems, and the application of the fire code and, to integrate these systems into the form making process of architectural design.

 

Course Objectives
The intent of this course is to learn to integrate environmental control systems into the form making process of architectural design. This course is intended to be one of a series of building science courses which describe the function of building in filtering the environment about their occupants. Environmental Controls I considered the fundamentals of Lighting, Electrical Systems and Acoustics. Environmental Controls II considers the application of the thermal environment, the issues of water systems and the application of the fire code as well as other technical problems encountered in building design. We will focus on how the various human sensory systems are supported by related building; mechanical, building and environmental controls sub-systems:

  1. Required fire protection and fire exits.
  2. Review of elevator specifications.
  3. Sizing heating, venting and air conditioning systems.
  4. Servicing the water needs of plumbing.