Free copy of Illustrated Guide to Electrical Building Services 2nd edtion available to all delegates.
"Very useful course, trainer was knowledgeable and patient", Derek Smith, Middlesex University
"Really good training - thankyou" Paul Tester, CGG Veritas
Electrical installations and electricity itself can be a "black art" for the uninitiated.
Introduction to Electrical Building Services provides a practical introduction to electrical theory and electrical building services systems to enable delegates to communicate more effectively with specialists such as electrical designers, consultants and contractors. It will enable the non-electrically minded to comprehend the discussions and requirements surrounding the subject.
To ensure a proper understanding of the basic algorithms used in electrical engineering, delegates will undertake some simple example calculations.
Please note that in September, this course will be held the day after the Introduction to Mechanical Building Services. Delegates wishing to book on both days will get a 20% discount on Introduction to Electrical. To take advantage of this offer please book directly with Kathie Bull on 01344 465 527 or email email@example.com.
Additional delegates subtotal: £0.00
This course can be run in-company. We can also customise courses to meet the training needs of your staff. For more information, or for a quote, contact training manager David Bleicher (01344 465 589).
This course is suitable for facility, project and commercial managers, sales staff, general construction personnel without an electrical background and non-technical facilities personnel involved in operating buildings who require a basic appreciation of how and why electrical systems work.No prior knowledge is required although an appreciation of basic maths will be a benefit
Content and timings
- What is electricity?
- Voltage, current and resistance: Ohm's law
- Direct current and alternating current.
- Power and electrical energy
- Series and parallel circuits
- Power Factors
Applications in building services:
- Cable sizing
- Light sources
- Fire detection and alarm systems
- Uninterruptable Power Supply
- Structured Cabling
- Renewable Energy
- Switchgear and Circuit Protection
- Codes and Regulations
Registration and coffee from 9.00am. The course will start at 9.30 am and finish at 16.30
Delegates will have :
- An overall understanding of how electricity is generated and how electrical systems operate
- An appreciation of the dangers of electricity and why these dangers exist
- An awareness of other sources of information for further study.
Delegates are provided with a copy of all the slides presented, a copy of the BSRIA publication (AG 5/2005) Illustrated Guide to Electrical Building Services 2nd edtion, and a BSRIA CPD certificate.
Copies of this publication are available for purchase from the BSRIA Bookshop
Lunch and refreshments are provided.
David has a background in building services design, with experience of mechanical and electrical design both in the UK and in the USA. He joined BSRIA in 2005 and has worked on research projects, design reviews and he also leads the BSRIA training programme. Read David's full profile.
Peter has extensive experience in the field of electrical design. He joined BSRIA in 2009 to provide fact based guidance and consultancy services that will help those involved in designing, constructing and operating services in buildings to improve cost, quality, time and predictability of performance. Peter's full profile
Richard trained as a lighting engineer and worked for Thorn Lighting on commercial and industrial lighting before becoming a product manager concentrating on new energy efficient light sources. For the last 10 years he has been an independent consultant providing lighting expertise for BSRIA. Read Richard's full profile.