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After participating in this course, you will be able to: Use the HVAC system design process; Save cost by being familiar with the best practices in HVAC system construction process; Resolve the problems encountered during design & implementation.

Course Outline
After participating in this course, you will be able to:

€¢ Use the HVAC system design process
€¢ Save cost by being familiar with the best practices in HVAC systems operation
€¢ Resolve the problems encountered during design and implementation
€¢ Select an HVAC Control System


Facility Managers of industrial, commercial and institutional building complexes are responsible for managing the design and construction of HVAC systems, for both new and existing facilities.  The design and construction services are, generally, provided by outside consultants and contractors. However, it is the in-plant facilities maintenance (FM) team which must provide operation and maintenance after the system is commissioned. The FM team, therefore, needs a better understanding of the HVAC system, including its design, commissioning, and testing processes, which are the focus of this course.


To provide participants with an understanding of how the various subsystems of the HVAC system work; how they are designed; how they are commissioned, and how they are tested.

Who Should Attend

Facility managers in commercial, institutional and industrial building complexes, consulting engineers, energy managers, mechanical engineers, instrumentation and control engineers, energy producers and distributors, designers and contractors, electrical and mechanical maintenance personnel, technologists and  technical support staff will benefit from the course.

Program Outline

Day I- HVAC Fundamentals
Registration and Coffee

Welcome, Introduction, Workshop Preview, Learning Outcomes and the Assessment Method

HVAC Systems €" An Overview
€¢ Definitions and scope
€¢ Health and safety impact of HVAC Systems
€¢ Energy impact of HVAC Systems

Key Factors in Selection of HVAC Systems
€¢ Indoor Air Quality (IAQ)
€¢ Thermal comfort
€¢ Air distribution and movement
€¢ Noise and other adverse effects
€¢ Operating and control strategies
€¢ Life cycle costs

Fundamentals of HVAC Systems
€¢ Chilled water systems and components
€¢ Hot water systems and components
€¢ Air distribution systems and components

Heating and Cooling Loads
€¢ Load calculation guidelines and procedures
€¢ Outdoor design conditions
€¢ Indoor design conditions
€¢ Building construction
€¢ Building use
€¢ Forms for calculations

Choosing an HVAC System
€¢ HVAC selection
€¢ System selection guidelines
€¢ Financial factors
€¢ Building conditions
€¢ Usage
€¢ Energy available

Workshop 1
Planning and Designing an All-Air HVAC system under the instructor guidance.


Day II €" Design and Selection

Principles of HVAC Processes
€¢ Psychrometric properties of air
€¢ Humidification
€¢ Dehumidification
€¢ Sensible heating
€¢ Sensible cooling
€¢ Evaporative cooling
€¢ Air mixing

Basic Code and Standard Requirements
€¢ Building Code
€¢ Model National Energy Code
€¢ ASHRAE 90.1 - Energy efficient design
€¢ ASHRAE 62.1 - Ventilation standard

Basic Design Requirements for Sustainable Systems
€¢ Condensing boilers
€¢ Heat recovery
€¢ Ground source systems
€¢ Radiant floor heating
€¢ Innovative cooling systems
€¢ Dual duct systems

Control System and Strategies
€¢ Control fundamentals
€¢ Control system elements
€¢ Control strategies
€¢ Facility management systems

Sequences of Operation
€¢ 100% fresh air
€¢ Mixed air
€¢ Mixed air with heat recovery
€¢ VAV systems
€¢ Chilled water plants

Workshop II
Design and Selection of an HVAC Control System under the instructor guidance.


Day III €" Implementation

Commissioning €" New and Retrofit
€¢ Commissioning and design Intent
€¢ Necessity and scope of commissioning
€¢ When to perform HVAC commissioning
€¢ Commissioning team and cost

Testing, Adjusting and Balancing (TAB)                                                                                        
€¢ TAB instruments
€¢ Preliminary TAB procedures
€¢ General air system TAB procedures
€¢ TAB procedures for specific air systems
€¢ Hydronic system TAB procedures

€¢ Basic principles
€¢ New projects
€¢ Renovation and refit projects
€¢ Existing buildings / operations and maintenance
€¢ Neighbourhood development

Questions and Answers and Feedback to Participants on Achievement of Learning Outcomes

Concluding Remarks and Final Adjournment

Daily Schedule:
8:00   Registration and Coffee (Day I only)
8:30   Session begins
12:00 Lunch
4:30   Adjournment

There will be a one-hour lunch break each day in addition to a refreshment and networking break during each morning and afternoon session.


Mohamed Hamed

Dr. Mohamed S. Hamed, PhD and P.Eng., is a professor of mechanical engineering and founding director of the Thermal Processing Laboratory at McMaster University. Dr. Hamed has 28 years of industrial experience in the field of thermal engineering, of which he spent five years as director of research and product development in Canada. His industrial experience includes design, sizing, process development, troubleshooting, and maintenance of domestic and industrial HVAC systems, air washers, cooling towers, heat exchangers, piping systems, various types of heat-treating ovens and furnaces, fluidized beds, water and gas quench systems, solid-gas separation systems, and furnace atmosphere generators. He has served as a consultant on many projects in Canada and internationally.

Dr. Hamed has developed and presented numerous training courses and seminars in the fields of HVAC and refrigeration, renewable energy systems, energy conservation and management, boiling heat transfer, and two-phase flows. He is a member of various professional associations such as the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers and the Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering (CSME). A senior member of the Society for Manufacturing Engineers, he is also an editorial board member for the Transactions of the CSME, the International Journal of Microstructure and Materials Properties, and the International Journal of Computational Thermal Sciences.

Prerequisites & Certificates

Certificates offered

2.1 CEUs / 21 PDHs

Cancellation Policy
To withdraw from a course, you must send a request, in writing, with the official receipt to our office. Fifteen or more business days in advance: full refund less $50.00 administration charge. Five to fifteen business days in advance: non-refundable credit of equal value for any future EPIC seminar within one year. Credits are transferable within your organization. In case of an unexpected event occurring after this time, you may send someone else to take your place without any additional cost.
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The course was very well presented and the course instructor was absolutely amazing.
Reviewed by 2013
Our instructor, Stephen Lamming, was outstanding and a true expert in his field. He was able to complement the technical air monitoring information with practical real life examples which was highly beneficial. He is an excellent communicator and was highly interactive with the course attendees. This course was recommended to me because Stephen Lamming does an outstanding job. I was very impressed with this course and have subsequently recommended it to my colleagues.
Reviewed by 2012
Would have liked more interactive problem solving.
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