At some point in time, most building owners make the business decision to build, renovate, or expand their facility. When ready, a Building Program (BP) is created, and this document will be the cornerstone for investing in an HVAC design and eventual construction of the HVAC systems to meet the Building Program requirements.
For the HVAC engineer, he will take the program information and craft a Basis of Design (BofD) using the suggested BofD template on page two of this B2B. For this month’s test, we have documented the BP for a new commercial office building “core & shell” just outside of St. Louis where the building owner does not have a specific tenant at this early stage of the design but is confident that she will be able to lease out floor space to small businesses and/or a large firm that could lease out an entire floor. On page two of this B2B, the reader shall complete the BofD by checking the correct boxes from the multiple choice selections based on the BP information provided and from pertinent reference documents, such as local weather data design criteria for the St. Louis area. The answers to the BofD can be found here.