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058-HVAC Design - Fundamentals

By: Mike Ballew, P.E., LEED® AP BD+C

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Course Objective

This continuing education course is written specifically for professional engineers with the objective of relating to and enhancing the practice of engineering.

Course Description

058-HVAC Design - Fundamentals

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.

058-HVAC Design - Fundamentals
Ellipses Nguyen
01/01/2019
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Great intro for general knowledge about HVAC design, common HVAC systems, and the conventions used in the industry.
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Bob Sherman
12/28/2018
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Loureiro
Overall a good summary of the topic, from a 25 year veteran. However, there were a few errors such as 3% instead of 3 deg in the section of defining system design temps. Plus, I disagree with selecting a 12.5 ton system for a 10.6 ton load, but that's a personal preference.
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058-HVAC Design - Fundamentals
Ben Cowart
11/19/2018
Sound basics and good explainationof the different types of systems available.
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058-HVAC Design - Fundamentals
John Slifer
11/16/2018
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The course provided a good basic overall overview of the HVAC system selection possiblities without getting to deep into the details - appropriate for a 2 hour course.
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058-HVAC Design - Fundamentals
Corey Hartwig
11/04/2018
great class and worth taking. I cannot believe how much I learned about HVAC design.
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058-HVAC Design - Fundamentals
10/18/2018
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very well written, with good descriptions and examples
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058-HVAC Design - Fundamentals
Sammi May
09/20/2018
Great intro course. Easy to follow and good practical design tips.
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058-HVAC Design - Fundamentals
Juan J. Manzano-Ruiz
07/30/2018
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Excellent: thorough, easy to understand and very practical.
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058-HVAC Design - Fundamentals
Dinesh Shah, MBA, PE (Texas), RAS, PTC
07/19/2018
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Excellent but basic HVAC design course. It is a good beginner’s overview course, which provides basic principles of HVAC System Selection including the advantages and disadvantages of each one. Also it provides the good basic technical knowledge to non-mechanical engineers, architects, and designers of duct sizing and design including make-up air, ventilation outside air, space pressurization, supply air conditions, and equipment sizing guidelines.
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mina marcos
07/18/2018
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VERY VERY GOOD. HIGHLY DESIGNED. THANKS
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058-HVAC Design - Fundamentals
T.Tapp
06/11/2018
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Helpful information for those working with mechanical engineers.
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058-HVAC Design - Fundamentals
Oswald Mora
03/23/2018
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Very good!
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058-HVAC Design - Fundamentals
Ada Barney
01/03/2018
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Excellent Information
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058-HVAC Design - Fundamentals
Wayne
12/27/2017
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Good to see what another HVAC Engineer thinks
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058-HVAC Design - Fundamentals
Lionel Bryson
12/15/2017
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very good for a fundamentals course. covered HVAC design well.
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058-HVAC Design - Fundamentals
Paul Hansen
03/01/2017
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Good overview of the topic. I found the course beneficial.
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058-HVAC Design - Fundamentals
John Ireton
02/25/2017
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Way too conversational. Needs more equations/calculations and tables of standards. I imagine copyright issues with the various societies make this impractical.
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058-HVAC Design - Fundamentals
Will Dorman
01/02/2017
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Outstanding overview.
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058-HVAC Design - Fundamentals
Dan
12/31/2016
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Excellent high level review of HVAC design projects.
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058-HVAC Design - Fundamentals
Clement Nadeau
10/03/2016
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It was an interesting course. Well written and easy to follow. Practical.
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HVAC Design Fundamentals
keith mortimer, PE - (new) Facilities Project Manager
04/16/2016
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Good "beginner" course to understanding the complicated world of heating and cooling spaces.
1 of 1 customers found this helpful.
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HVAC Design fundamentals course excellent discussion
John Curham
04/10/2016
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The HVAC Design fundamentals is excellent discussion of the subject matter. The one "issue" I experienced was a test question about diffusers, (not really an issue but suggestion). The intent of the question was related to design drawings, and not the installation. Clarification of the question would be good.
1 of 1 customers found this helpful.
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Good short course
Chris, PE
03/20/2016
Verified Buyer
The course materials were informative including instructional illustrations. I learned much. Thanks
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Clay Willis
03/15/2016
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A really interesting course for those who are quite new to HVAC. Lots of good examples and an enjoyable course. Probably not helpful to those who are experienced, but very well done for those new to HVAC.
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Ron Kramps, PE, CEM
03/09/2016
Excellent course. Very well written and easy to follow - nice, methodical coverage of the topic.
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058 HVAC Fundamentals
Carlos Vicente
02/17/2016
Nice course and very informative, but took me more than 2 hours to complete. Should be expanded to 3 or 4 hours.
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HVAC Design
Anonymous reviewer
12/01/2015
Nice course. Well written
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HVAC Design
Anonymous reviewer
12/01/2015
Nice course. Well written
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Quick & Very Basic HVAC Fundamentals Course
Nick Halbrook
12/01/2015
Junior High School level of "instruction" & info provided. Far too basic for a PE PDH course. No links to web freeware. No work thru examples. Several "rules of thumb". Many "explanations" childishly brief and uninformative.
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Nicholas Ladomirak
07/22/2015
Wanted to learn more about calculations, formulas and how to use sizing software.
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Paul Banaszak
07/21/2015
Good course but should have been expanded to be 4PDH.
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Elec Eng from Greenville
anonymous
02/17/2015
Good course but HVAC and Architects still don't coordinate ceiling grids with the required lighting!
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Gerald Stein
02/05/2015
I think this is a good exercise in reinforcing the fundamentals we are given in practicing the mechanical engineering profession, particularly within the HVAC discipline. The questions prompts one to dig into the provided material to insure that all aspects of the questions are covered. Good fundamental exercise.
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anonymous
01/21/2015
good info for non mechanical engineers to get a good idea of what the design process is.
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anonymous
01/21/2015
Good basic descriptions, more illustrations would have been useful.
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John Oberlies
12/17/2014
This was a good basic starter for new designers and a good reminder for current engineers.
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anonymous
12/08/2014
This is a good overview course suitable for professional disciplines other than mechanical engineers in the HVAC design business. It is a little light for them, but enlightening for others including architects. It gives a good overall perspective to the HVAC design process including development of working drawings with some insight on where to find additional resources for those wishing to explore the topic in more depth.
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anonymous
11/11/2014
Well done.Very good introductory explanation.
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anonymous
11/03/2014
Very good introduction to HVAC design considerations.
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anonymous
10/13/2014
Very good introduction to HVAC Design - Fundamentals
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anonymous
07/02/2014
An excellent course on fundamental of HVAC design.
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John Clark
06/30/2014
Very good class.
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anonymous
12/28/2013
Could have used better headings and sub-headings to make better following of thoughts/subjects.
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HVAC Design Fundamentals
Ricky Nelson
08/04/2013
A good general review of design fundamentals for HVAC System designs.
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HVAC Design Fundamentals
anonymous
08/04/2013
Very good course for general review of design fundamentals of HVAC system design.
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Michael Pace
07/02/2013
Course materials and test information are clear and concise with good examples. Possibly a few more illustrations on the type of HVAC systems such as water cooled chiller would be helpful.
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Terry Simmons, P.E.
07/01/2013
Good basic course on HVAC equipment fundamentals.
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anonymous
02/27/2013
Good overview for non-HVAC engineers
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anonymous
12/27/2012
Good basic information on HVAC systems and design. The discussion of advantages and disadvantages of system types and various applications is helpful.
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anonymous
12/26/2012
Very broad presentation of typical HVAC systems as well as some detail regarding sizing, specifications and design services delivery. Provides a good level of familiarization of differing application requirements for design professionals responsible for equipment selection (pumps, electronic equipment like VFDs) and what type of temperature and humidity control are needed for these types of applications.
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anonymous
11/12/2012
Great review course -- lot of good common sense info also
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excellent course
anonymous
02/07/2011
The course was very informative and well constructed
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anonymous
01/07/2011
Very detailed summary of HVAC design.
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anonymous
08/15/2010
Good overview of the principles. Thanks for a useful course.
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L. D. Harrell
02/01/2010
The course was a good review of HVAC for the designer.
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