AR-461: BUILDING SCIENCE
Department of Architecture and Planning
NED University of Engineering and Technology
LECTURE NO. 01
Before begining the discussion about building science it is necessary to know about the course contents that we are going to learn this semester. This course has two components i.e. theory and practical. The theory course contents are given below. Whereas; the practicals shall be discussed in the class.
BUILDING SCIENCE COURSE CONTENTS:
Air-Conditioning and Ventilation:
Mechanical and static methods of humidity and temperature control. Natural and artificial ventilation of buildings, air cooling, central air-conditioning and fan coil units. Ducts and pipe sizing and insulation, grills, diffusers, returns, filters, dampers
Study of various types of heating systems and their equipments, Heat insulation
Mechanical Circulation System:
Study of elevators, escalators, etc. Calculation of lift sizes and capacity Space requirements of machine rooms, lift-wells and pits
Study of sound, effect of noise on people, methods of acoustical treatment of spaces, reverberation time, Echo etc. Study of acoustic materials Acoustical design of a small auditorium
Lighting and Electricity:
Electrical distribution system, circuit. Single phase and three phase wiring. Lighting, electrical fittings, lighting levels, lumen calculations, daylight factors
Water Supply and Drainage:
Storage and distribution systems in buildings; hot and cold water supply; underground and overhead tanks; pipe sizing; fire fighting systems; waste water disposal systems; fixtures and fittings; pumping systems septic tanks; soak pits; manholes.