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BPEM 1300 - Mechanical & Electrical Systems for Buildings

Credit Hours: 3.00


Prerequisites: None

(formerly DRAD 2200)

BPEM 1300 is a study of the mechanical and electrical equipment used to control the environment in today’s buildings and the principles and practical uses of such equipment. Among the topics studied are water supply, sanitary and storm drainage, heating, ventilation, air conditioning, electricity and lighting, fire protection, energy conservation techniques, and solar energy.

Billable Contact Hours: 3

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OUTCOMES AND OBJECTIVES
Outcome 1:

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to identify building heat losses & gains.

Objectives:

  1. Describe the conditions necessary for human comfort.
  2. Determine the restrictions imposed by access to light and sun.
  3. Identify heat flow through various construction materials.
  4. Describe building design parameters to aid in heating and cooling.
  5. Explain the impact of building systems on energy usage and sustainability.

Outcome 2:

Upon completion of this course, students will explain the various types of HVAC systems.

Objectives:

  1. Determine HVAC equipment location and service distribution.
  2. Describe the effect of zoning on HVAC operation.
  3. Identify six large-building HVAC systems.
  4. Identify four boiler types and list their applications.
  5. Identify four cooling system types and list their applications.
  6. Identify three GeoExchange systems and list their applications.

Outcome 3:

Upon completion of this course, students will describe the differences in water, heating, gas, drainage and refrigeration piping systems.

Objectives:

  1. Describe the collection, storage, and removal of storm and waste water and associated systems.
  2. Describe the collection, storage, and distribution of supply water and associated systems.
  3. Describe the application and operation of two hot water systems.

Outcome 4:

Upon completion of this course, students will describe fire and smoke management systems.

Objectives:

  1. Identify fire suppression systems.
  2. Calculate flow rates and create sprinkler system layouts.

Outcome 5:

Upon completion of this course, students will identify electrical wiring systems.

Objectives:

  1. Explain basic properties of electricity 
  2. Describe power distribution systems 
  3. Identify three types of electrical wiring designs.
  4. Explain the differences between daylight, incandescent and fluorescent lamps.

COMMON DEGREE OUTCOMES (CDO)
• Communication: The graduate can communicate effectively for the intended purpose and audience.
• Critical Thinking: The graduate can make informed decisions after analyzing information or evidence related to the issue.
• Global Literacy: The graduate can analyze human behavior or experiences through cultural, social, political, or economic perspectives.
• Information Literacy: The graduate can responsibly use information gathered from a variety of formats in order to complete a task.
• Quantitative Reasoning: The graduate can apply quantitative methods or evidence to solve problems or make judgments.
• Scientific Literacy: The graduate can produce or interpret scientific information presented in a variety of formats.

CDO marked YES apply to this course:
Critical Thinking: YES
Information Literacy: YES
Scientific Literacy: YES

COURSE CONTENT OUTLINE
SESSION LECTURE TEXT ASSIGNMENT
01 Introduction/ General Information    
02 Scope & Impact of Mechanical & Electrical Systems Chapters 1 & 19 Probl 1.6, 1.7, 1.9, 1.11, 1.14
03 HVAC Fundamentals Chapter 2 Probl 2.3, 2.10, 2.15, 2.21, 2.23
04 HVAC Delivery Systems Chapter 3 Probl 3.1, 3.3, 3.4, 3.6, 3.9, 3.14, 3.15, 3.16
05 Cooling Production Equipment & Systems Chapter 4 Probl 4.2, 4.4, 4.5, 4.6, 4.12, 4.15, 4.21, 4.29
06 Heating Production Equipment & Systems Chapter 5 Probl 5.4, 5.5, 5.8, 5.9, 5.11, 5.12, 5.17, 5.23, 5.28, 5.31
07 Air Handling Equipment and Systems Chapter 6 Probl 6.1, 6.5, 6.7, 6.8, 6.11, 6.15, 6.17, 6.25
08 MIDTERM EXAM CHAPTERS 1 to 6, 19 MIDTERM EXAM
09 Piping Equipment and Systems Chapter 7 Probl 7.2, 7.3, 7.5, 7.6, 7.7, 7.16, 7.28, 7.36, 7.37, 7.38
10 Plumbing Equipment and Systems Chapter 8 Probl 8.11, 8.14, 8.15, 8.16, 8.18, 8.21, 8.23, 8.25, 8.30
11 Fire Protection Equipment and Systems Chapter 9 Probl 9.1, 9.2, 9.3, 9.4, 9.5, 9.6, 9.8, 9.9, 9.14, 9.34
12
13
Introduction to Electricity
Power Equipment and Systems
Chapter 10
Chapter 11
Probl 10.4, 10.9, 10.10, 10.14, 11.1, 11.2,11.5, 11.7, 11.16
14
15
Communications, Life Safety, Security Sys.
Electrial Design & Wiring
Chapter 12
Chapter 13
Probl 12.14,12.15,12.17,12.20,12.21,
Probl 13.2,13.4,13.8,13.11,13.12,13.14
16 FINAL EXAM CHAPTERS 1 to 13, 19  

 


Primary Faculty
Richter, Lisa
Secondary Faculty

Associate Dean
Pawlowski, Timothy
Dean
Hutchison, Donald



Official Course Syllabus - Macomb Community College, 14500 E 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088



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