Edward D. Kommers
Introduction to building heating, cooling, plumbing, and fire protection systems including aspects of design, construction, estimating, and problem solving. Offered: W.
Introduction to building heating, cooling and plumbing systems including aspects of design, construction, estimating and problem solving from a mechanical contractors perspective. Mechanical systems can be up to 40% of the cost of construction for some projects and they have a significant impact on the construction schedule. Upon successfully completing this class, the learner will be able to open a set of commercial mechanical drawings and a) determine the types of HVAC and plumbing systems; b) set up a rough order of magnitude cost estimate; c) determine major mechanical schedule milestones; d) Develop an integration/coordination plan; e) analyze the mechanical systems; f) analyze a mechanical contractors bid, scope letter and fee proposal.
Student learning goals
Understand HVAC and Plumbing system design and construction fundamentals in commercial buildings
Understand the unique aspects of Mechanical Project management and the roles of individuals, trades and firms in the mechanical industry
Have a basic understanding of the analysis and design of mechanical „X Have a basic understanding of the analysis and design of mechanical construction systems
Have a basic understanding of Mechanical Estimates
Learn to ask the right questions about mechanical systems and constructability
General method of instruction
Classes will be lecture and activities. There will be some quizzes, but most work will be homework or project assignments.
Class attendance is mandatory. Reading will be assigned prior to class.
Class assignments and grading
Projects will be applications of concepts discussed in class. A mechanical estiamte will be prepared, for example.
CM Department Standard.