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CSD 150 at-a-glance

This class is intended for design-build contractors to use the design steps and provides methods to quickly create cost-effective designs.

  • Walk step by step through the complete system design on a light commercial buildings
  • Instructor-led workshops and lab exercises using actual operating rooftop units in the training lab
  • Perform an electronic cooling/heating load, select packaged or split system equipment, design an air distribution system, select and lay out the controls, and design a refrigerant piping system as applied on a light commercial project

duration cost format register
3 days $850 classroom

05/22/2019


IACET
FAD
NATE

Class Overview

Most HVAC systems for smaller commercial buildings use packaged rooftops or split system units designed by a design-build contractor. Often little time is allocated for designing these systems, yet compromises in the design process can be costly and result in comfort complaints. For the design-build contractor this means being able to quickly perform all the design steps without compromising cost or comfort. This threeday program uses several building examples to demonstrate the design steps and offers methods to quickly create cost-effective designs. HVAC concepts are presented in just enough detail for the student to understand how to apply each of the design steps. The course walks step by step through the complete system design on a light commercial building. Instructor-led workshops and lab exercises using actual operating rooftop units in the training lab make the learning both practical and immediately usable on the job. At the end of the course, a participant will be able to do an electronic cooling/heating load, select packaged or split system equipment, design an air distribution system, select and lay out the controls, and design a refrigerant piping system as applied on a light commercial project. Participant should be able to apply the design steps to quickly and accurately design HVAC systems for the majority of projects in commercial buildings less than 50,000 square feet.

Who Should Attend this training

This course is for HVAC contractors who are doing design build project. A working knowledge of building design, light commercial HVAC equipment and basic computer skills are required.

HVAC Training Objectives

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this course each student should be able to:

  • Knowing when to sell IAQ features to improve occupant comfort
  • Making cost effective unit selections through proper heating and cooling load calculations
  • Using equipment or system zoning to sell comfort and knowing when to use each
  • Making cost effective unit selections that best match job conditions
  • Identifying potential duct problems and optimizing duct design for best tradeoff in cost and performance
  • Using ventilation control options to improve performance and add value
  • Bundling control strategies to promote energy savings and comfort
  • Making system selections for full and part load humidity control
  • Using economizers and controls to optimize energy performance
  • Using “Green Building” strategies to sell jobs

Learning Methods Used

This course uses a combination of classroom lecture, videos, lab tours of commercial equipment, demonstrations and workshops to present the material. Student’s achievement of the learning objectives is determined by successful completion of the workshops, and final written exam. Workshops are instructor guided exercises using the procedures taught in the lectures.

Class Details

Topics Covered

All times are approximate and shown as (classroom hours/lab or workshop hours).

  • HVAC design process (1/0)
  • Comfort criteria (0.5/0.5)
  • Light commercial systems and equipment (1/0)
  • Defining building zones (0.5/0.5)
  • IAQ concepts and ventilation (1/0.5)
  • Basic psychrometrics (2/1)
  • Commercial load estimating (2/1)
  • Selection of rooftop equipment (2/1)
  • Room air distribution (0.5/0)
  • Duct design (0.5/0.5)
  • Acoustics (0.5/0)
  • Economizers (0.5/0.5)
  • Energy recovery (0.5/0.5)
  • Control systems (1/0)
  • Selection of split systems (1/0.5)
  • Refrigerant piping (0.5/0.5)
  • Humidity control (1/0)
  • Part load operation (1/0)
  • Energy calculation (1/0)
  • Green Building standards (1/0)

Class Requirements

Completion requirements

To receive a certificate for this course student must be present for the entire course, complete all workshops and receive a grade of 70% on graded final.

Prerequisite requirements

None.

Suggested background

A working knowledge of commercial air conditioning and heating systems, commercial building design and design process is desirable.

Materials to bring

A computer with the ability to load software.

What you will receive

Students in this course receive a course workbook, a flash drive with a demo copy of Carrier’s Block Load Program and Psych+ program.

Appropriate dress for this class

This class is held in a class and business casual dress is appropriate. Some demonstrations are held in the training lab and hard sole shoes are recommended. Any safety equipment required for these lab tours will be furnished.

Class hours

Class starts at 8 AM Monday and runs from 8 AM till 5 PM each day including Friday if class is scheduled at the end of a week. Travel arrangements should be made accordingly.

Location & Lodging

Carrier University is located at 6540 Old Collamer Road South, East Syracuse, NY 13057. Lodging options can be found here.