Course Director: János Viczai
Lecturers: János Viczai, Dr. Norbert Harmathy, Dr. Levente Filetóth
Course: Compulsory
Course Load: 2 Hours of Lectures per Week
Credits: 2 points
Completion: Test
Announced: Autumn Semesters

Lecture Descriptions

1st week: Water supply. The physical and chemical properties of water. Obtaining of water from the nature. Mechanical, chemical and biological treatment of water. Water treatment process of swimming pools. Transport of water. Characteristics of water pumps. Fresh water demand and production, hydrofors and hydroglobes.

2nd week: Cold water distribution network in a buildings. Metering of water consumption. Pipe materials and appliances: valves and taps, safety equipments. Fire protection networks. Domestic hot water demand and production. Domestic hot water networks in a building. Boiler types. Circulation. Appliances: toilets, baths, showers, washing machines, etc. Legionella.

3rd week: Waste water systems. Requirements of waste water networks. Traps and syphons. Sanitary rooms for disabled people. Waste water networks. Rain water networks. Pipe materials and fittings.

4th week: Integrated design and building information modelling. Collaboration between architects and disciplines, reference model concept. Whole building life-cycle, maintenance, building energy consumption and smart city related aspects. Case studies.

5th week: Daylighting. Light sources, openings, special sky-light systems and their daylighting related characteristics. Indoor visual comfort, daylighting design methods.

6th week: Artificial lighting. Light sources, lamps, luminaires, manufacturer specific characteristics. Basic artificial lighting design workflow for building interiors.

7th week:  Modes of energy transfer: energy balance for a room, heat balance temperature of a non-heated space, energy conservation approaches. Conduction: Fourier’s equation, Concept of thermal conductivity, Range of thermal conductance of building materials.

8th week:  Introduction to building energy simulation. Definition of building energy simulation. Factors influencing energy efficiency. Presentation of climatological data types and formats.

9th week: The physics and the calculation methodology behind the simulation process. Basics of building energy modelling. Overview of various mathematical methods for calculation.

10th week: Gas supply: Physical properties of natural and PB gas. Dangers of gas supply. Safety requirements. Gas supply networks outside and inside the building. Gas meters. Materials and fittings of gas networks. Gas appliances: boilers, stoves, ovens. Categorisation and safety requirements of appliances. Chimneys: types and requirements. Parameters of drought. Drought diverter.