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Introduction to mechanical building services

Features

Free copy of Illustrated Guide to Mechanical Building Services for every delegate. 
Mechanical ventilation with heat recovery (MVHR)

"Very clear for me to follow with my non-technical background" Holly McTurk, Royal Holloway University of London
"Extremely well presented and taught" Paul Foster, Lloret Control Systems

Mechanical building services account for around 30% of the capital and 50% of the operating cost for a typical office, and substantially more in highly serviced buildings such as hospitals. They play a central role in creating a successful project and a successful building and are certainly the first thing noticed when not working well - e.g. flickering lights or cold draughts.

Introduction to Mechanical Building Services will give all involved in the construction process a broad appreciation of building services and the role they play.

Key topics covered include:

  • heating, ventilation
  • air conditioning
  • refrigeration
  • control systems
  • fire extinguishing
  • renewable energy

It will enable delegates to communicate more effectively with specialists such as building services consultants and contractors.

Delegates wishing to book onto this course and our related course Introduction to Electrical Building Services 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 kathie.bull@bsria.co.uk

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Who should attend

This course is suitable for facility, project and commercial managers, sales staff, general construction personnel without a building services background and non-technical facilities personnel involved in operating buildings who require a basic appreciation of building services systems.

No prior knowledge of building services is required.

Content and timings

The following products and topics will be covered:  

  • heating basics
  • heat sources
  • heat emitters
  • cooling basics
  • chilled water systems
  • cooling systems
  • ventilation
  • air conditioning systems
  • control systems
  • domestic hot water
  • renewable energy

Registration and coffee will be at 0900.  The course will start at 0930 and finish at 1630.

Aims

Delegates will have: 

  • An overall understanding of the type, range and scope of common mechanical building services systems
  • An appreciation of the contribution of mechanical building services to the creation of productive and comfortable environments, and the need for effective co-ordination and integration of design and construction.
  • An overall appreciation of co-ordination and installation issues and the problems that can occur.
  • An awareness of other sources of information for further study. 
     

Documentation

Delegates are provided with a copy of all the slides presented, a copy of the BSRIA publication BG 31/2012 Illustrated Guide to Mechanical Building Services and a BSRIA CPD certificate. Copies of this publication are available for purchase from the BSRIA Bookshop

Lunch and refreshments are provided.

Lecturers

David Bleicher
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.

Ralph Bell
Ralph spent 26 years in the Royal Navy and was responsible for the operation and maintenance of the various plant and systems found on a warship. Since leaving the navy he has been employed by a number of companies as both a facilities and a building services manager, most recently at Heathrow as part of the T5 construction project. Read Read Ralph's full profile

In-company training

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).