Course Descriptions & Student Learning Outcomes

AEC 141 - Building Services

  • Corequisite: AEC 140
  • Recommended Prep: AEC 118
  • AEC majors only

Preliminary and detail planning of service and mechanical equipment and facilities in multi-family, commercial, industrial, and municipal buildings. Topics include energy, thermal control, acoustics, large capacity plumbing and electrical systems, fire protection equipment, vertical transportation equipment, security systems, and service accesses.

3 hrs. lect. per week

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of AEC 141, the student will be able to:

  • Using Building Information Modeling (BIM) software, create models and construction drawings of vertical circulation (elevators, escalators), air distribution, water supply, drainage/waste/vent and electrical distribution systems in a building to maximize efficiency and minimize resource waste.
  • Demonstrate the use of the Psychrometric Chart to explain the relationships of dry bulb temperature, wet bulb temperature, relative humidity and the dew point of air to each other.
  • Illustrate the different components in the compression refrigeration cycle.
  • Report to a workplace regularly and punctually, engage effectively and congenially with peers and supervisors, work from written as well as oral instructions, use assigned time efficiently for productive work and meet production deadlines.
  • Demonstrate oral and written communication, computation and problem-solving skills appropriate to the level of the coursework.

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