2022 Control of Building Services

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Academic unit or major
Undergraduate major in Architecture and Building Engineering
Iwase Kazuo  Tamura Hajime 
Class Format
Lecture    (Face-to-face)
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Intensive ()  
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Course description and aims

This course covers the role of automatic controls, the types and characteristics of sensors used in building services, and typical control methods with reference to the examples of the latest controls and the performance of automatic control devices.
The aim of this course is to learn the fundamental knowledge of automatic controls for building services, while providing an understanding of building management systems and instrumentation drawings.

Student learning outcomes

At the end of this course, students will be able to:
1) Explain the role of automatic controls and control methods in building services.
2) Make a basic design in consideration of automatic controls.


Atuomatic controls, Sensors, Control methods,

Competencies that will be developed

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

Class flow

Intensive course. Towards the end of class, students are given exercise problems related to what is taught on that day to solve.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Overview of automatic controls in building services. Understanding of the role of automatic controls and the aims of contrlos.
Class 2 Sensors and control methods used in building services. Understanding of types and characteristics of sensors and typiacl control methods.
Class 3 Automatic controls in air conditioning systems. Understanding of building management systems and instrumentation drawings.


None required.

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Course materials are provided during class.

Assessment criteria and methods

Students' course scores are based on final exams(70%) and exercise problems(30%).

Related courses

  • ARC.E303 : Electrical Systems for Building

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

No prerequisites.

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