Applied project engineering assessment
For this project, students should form groups, with each group of 4 to 5 students to work on this project.
The subject covers the variety of building services including electrical; mechanical; hydraulic; fire systems; transportation; communication and security. Coordination and integration of these services is vital, both in terms of “buildability” and “life-cycle efficiency” as the project is prepared for handover, then transposed to on-going user satisfaction deliverables.
This assignment will require an investigation of ONE of the services we will be studying. Many of you are employed in the industry and have access to either a currently under-construction project, or a project in the design stage. Your task will be to investigate and report on the characteristics of one service as it applies to that project. Alternatively, you can choose an existing building (e.g. an office building or an apartment) for this project. Please note that residential buildings (class 1) are not recommended.
NOTE: If you do not access to an actual project or an existing building, you can use resources such as published journal articles, manufacturers data (or any reliable resources) to identify a suitable case study. Your task will be to investigate and report on the characteristics of one service in that case study. Please note that residential buildings (class 1) are not recommended.
In this subject, you will quickly grasp the concept that we classify building services into groupings and sub-categorise those groupings into specialities. An example tabulated listing follows. Please note that it is for demonstration purposes only and is in no way exhaustive. Nevertheless, it will provide a starting point as you commence this assignment and select your report topic. With justification, you can study a topic outside these classifications but be sure to gain approval before you delve too deeply into your assignment.