Building Systems Integration

This course introduces the fundamentals of buildings ́ technical systems including HVAC systems, electrical systems, water and sewage systems as well as fire safety.

Topics include:

  • Fundamental overview on HVAC systems (heating, ventilation, air-conditioning)
  • Water and wastewater infrastructure
  • Electric installations
  • Basics of fire safety (fire alarm systems, sprinkler systems, fire smoke exhaust)
  • Introduction to building controls

Venue: NILE UNIVERSITY – TU Wien remote lecture via Skype

Week 1

  • Introduction
  • Systems for Sustainable buildings
  • Heating Systems
    • Combustion and fuels
    • Boiler types
    • Hot water heating systems (components, pressure loss calculation)
    • Heat pump
  • Ventilation systems
    • Ventilation system types
    • Diffusors / grills
    • Components and sizing of ventilation systems
    • Heat recovery

Week 2

  • Solar design
  • Solar thermal systems
    • Components and sizing of a solar thermal system
    • Water and air collectors
    • Solar cooling
  • Water and wastewater infrastructure
  • Electrical installation
    • Safety components
    • Ground rods
  • Fire safety
    • Lightning protection
    • Fire alarm systems
    • Sprinkler systems
    • Fire doors, shutter
  • Transport systems