M&E ENGINEERING SYSTEMS
2014/2015, Semester 2
School of Design and Environment (Building)
Modular Credits: PF2503 ( 4 ) / PF2104 ( 4 )
This module covers the mechanical and electrical systems in modern facilities, with special focus on a building. It considers the principles and design of major systems such as: heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems, power generation and distribution, vertical and horizontal transportation systems, fire fighting systems, and communication and security systems. This module also covers the engineering principles and key factors influencing the thermal environments and quantification of these factors, functional requirements of utilities, and the design of systems to local codes. Students are recommended to take PF1104 Environmental Science for Building before taking this module.
PF1104 Environmental Science for Building.
Two hours of lecture per week
Two hours of tutorial alternative week
Project work includes field work and site visit
PROJECT ON WATER SYSTEM
The objectives of this project are to:
i. Facilitate students to enhance their knowledge of Building Services in buildings with field study.
ii. Motivate students to carry out research work in the area of Building Services.
iii. Provide students the opportunities to give presentation and promote discussion relating to Building Services.
Each tutorial class will be divided into 3 sub-groups. Students are not allowed to switch between sub-groups once they have been assigned to a sub-group. Each subgroup has to make one presentation. The duration of each presentation should not be more than 30 minutes. Students are expected to comment on their peers' presentation during the session (Marks will be given to student who participates in the discussion). At the end of the final presentation, members of that sub-group are required to submit a report (maximum 10 pages, typed single-spacing) to their tutors on the same day. The presentation, report and student's participation towards the discussion constitute 30% of the final examination marks. All students should therefore take their projects seriously. The report will not be return. Students are reminded to make copies of the report before submission.
Objective: To conduct survey on the cold and hot water systems in the following types of building:
HDB Flats (Group A)
Condominiums/Apartments (Group B)
Institutional Building (Group C)
Each subgroup is to survey one type of building.
Scope of Report
It may include:
Detail description of the systems, eg., specification, etc
Reference to CP – Extract useful guidelines for your building type
Comments on the advantages and disadvantages of the existing system
Propose new system, if necessary
Common defects of the systems
Overall distribution to the building, detailed plan of cold and hot water supply system, photographs, etc
Any complaints from users
Note: You may talk to consultants, if necessary.
Continual Assessment : 40%
Tutorial Assignment (5%)
Participation in Tutorial Class (5%)
Final Examination : 60%
Total : 100%
Workload Components : A-B-C-D-E
A: no. of lecture hours per week
B: no. of tutorial hours per week
C: no. of lab hours per week
D: no. of hours for projects, assignments, fieldwork etc per week
E: no. of hours for preparatory work by a student per week