This course in the fundamentals of HVAC system selection, sizing, and design will benefit design professionals including engineers, architects, and designers, as well as those involved in facility management and maintenance. The material includes helpful charts and tables to assist with everyday HVAC design tasks. Upon completion of this course, you will have a better understanding of the basic principles involved in HVAC system selection, sizing, and design.
The course begins with a comprehensive review of the various types of HVAC systems, including the advantages and disadvantages of each one. From there, HVAC system selection is covered. This looks at factors such as project type and size, system maintenance considerations, energy efficiency, aesthetics, performance and client expectations. The section on HVAC system sizing covers calculation programs and input requirements, make-up air, ventilation outside air, space pressurization, supply air conditions, and equipment sizing guidelines.
HVAC system design is the main thrust of the course. Subjects include sizing and layout of ductwork and piping, code research, energy code calculations, equipment location, coordination with other design professionals, specification of equipment and materials, HVAC controls, and — the final product of the HVAC design — preparation of the drawings and specifications. Along the way, Mr. Ballew interjects thoughtful insights from his years of experience as a design engineer. Everything from meeting architects' expectations and project deadlines, to time-saving tips on performing load calculations. HVAC Design — Fundamentals of System Selection, Sizing, and Design is a valuable resource that no design professional should be without.