Building Science and Systems

This course addresses the design overview of various building systems for houses and larger buildings including heating, ventilation, air conditioning, plumbing, water, waste, fire control, security, and electrical systems. The technical and theoretical principles of the physical science of building infrastructures as it specifically relates to human comfort such as thermal and moisture considerations are addressed. The focus of the course is to provide a fundamental understanding of the components that are important to functionality and safety. Public safety issues are also discussed in terms of technical requirements.