2016 Building Services

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Academic unit or major
Undergraduate major in Architecture and Building Engineering
Yuasa Kazuhiro  Kagi Naoki 
Class Format
Media-enhanced courses
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Tue5-6(M011)  Fri3-4(M011)  
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Course description and aims

This course on building services introduces an outline of building equipment, especially air conditioning units and plumbing systems, after lectures on environmental engineering and the planning of building services. Furthermore, the design of lighting, the thermal environment of cities and urban energy facilities are included.
The purpose of this course is for students to understand the design of air conditioning, thermal loads, air diagrams, air cleaning, water supply systems and so on.

Student learning outcomes

At the end of this course, students will be able to explain the basics and theory of air conditioning and plumbing systems and understand the design of each building service. Furthermore, students will gain an understanding of facilities such as the cleanroom, the design of lighting, the thermal environment of cities and urban energy facilities.


Building service, Air conditioning equipment, Plumbing equipment, Lightning equipment, Urban facility

Competencies that will be developed

Specialist skills Intercultural skills Communication skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

Each class is devoted to fundamentals and to advanced content or applications. To allow students to achieve a good understanding from the course, practice applications related to the contents of this course are provided. Attendance is taken in every class.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Outline of building services Understand the course objectives.
Class 2 Air conditioning design Understand air conditioning design.
Class 3 Cooling and heating loads Understand cooling and heating loads.
Class 4 Heating, ventilating, air conditioning Understand heating, ventilating, and air conditioning.
Class 5 Heating equipment Understand heating equipment.
Class 6 Cleanroom Understand what a cleanroom facility is.
Class 7 Maintenance of building sanitary Understand maintenance of building sanitary.
Class 8 Thermal environment in urban areas Understand thermal environment in urban areas.
Class 9 Illumination design Understand illumination design.
Class 10 Design of plumbing sanitary Understand design of plumbing sanitary.
Class 11 System of plumbing sanitary Be able to explain the features of a building's water supply and drainage equipment.
Class 12 Contamination control of plumbing sanitary Understand contamination control of plumbing sanitary.
Class 13 Design of hot and cold running water Understand design of hot and cold running water.
Class 14 Fire control equipment Understand fire control equipment.
Class 15 Urban energy facility Understand urban energy facilities.


Shuji Fujii et al., Environmental Design & Buiding Systems, ISBN978-4-87071-135-8

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Yasutaka Nakajima, Fumitoshi Kiya et al. Kenchiku Setsubi,ISBN4-254-26838-6

Assessment criteria and methods

Reports, exercise (30%) and final exam.(70%)

Related courses

  • ARC.E201 : Environmental Engineering
  • ARC.E301 : Applied Environmental Engineering and Buidling Services
  • ARC.E303 : Electrical Systems for Building
  • ARC.E304 : Control of Building Services

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

No prerequisites.

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