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Mechanical Environmental Systems
MECHANICAL SYS
CLASS CODE: CONST 230 CREDITS:  3
DIVISION: PHYSICAL SCIENCE & ENGINEERING
DEPARTMENT: ARCHITECTURE & CONSTRUCTION
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

CATALOG DESCRIPTION: Materials design, installation, and applications of building service systems, including supply systems, waste removal systems; heating ventilation, air conditioning; heating loads, air distribution, equipment selection; energy efficient, and solar construction; building codes.
DESCRIPTION: Basic plumbing and HVAC principles, materials; installation and application methods. Systems sizing and design, heat loss/gain calculations, and payback analysis. Managing the plumbing and HVAC trades.
TOPICS: Basic plumbing and HVAC principles, materials; installation and application methods. Systems sizing and design, heat loss/gain calculations, and payback analysis. Managing the plumbing and HVAC trades.
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this course is to provide the students with the necessary skills to understand basic mechanical design and to adequately supervise the installation of mechanical materials and equipment in order to efficiently manage and work with the mechanical industry. At the conclusion of this course the student will be able to correctly identify mechanical fittings and materials by their correct names. The student will be able to make heat loss and heat gain calculations and determine heating and cooling loads. The student will be able to distinguish between quality and inferior mechanical work. The student will be able to read and interpret codes relating to mechanical systems. The student will be able to design, know how to test and inspect basic plumbing systems including the DWV, supply, and storm drain systems. The course will also be beneficial to those people who desire to be responsible for the maintenance of mechanical work
REQUIREMENTS: Students are expected to attend all classroom and lab sessions. More than two unexcused absences will result in a full letter grade drop. All BYUI dress, grooming and honor standards will be observed.
Examinations: There will be four exams given as indicated in the instructional sequence. There may also be several unannounced quizzes. The exams will cover the text material plus information from any lectures or field trips. Exams should be taken on dates specified. If you will not be present the day of an exam, special arrangements may be made to take the exam in advance. If an emergency or illness, beyond your control occurs on the day of the exam, permission may be obtained to take the exam late provided the department secretary is notified by phone that day.

Quizzes, papers, labs, and chapter assignments are due as scheduled in the course outline.

Homework Assignments: There will be several homework assignments handed in. The assignments should be duplicated, so that you can turn in one copy at the beginning of class to be evaluated while you retain a copy for self-grading and class discussion purposes. Homework assignments will be given and collected for credit. Any late homework assignments will be deducted 50%. It is important that these assignments get turned in, even if late. However, late homework will only be accepted prior to the last day of class.
PREREQUISITES:
OTHER: Come enjoy this class, learn the skills, theory, and codes that will help you to be prepared as a competent Project Manager.
EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2001