At some point in time, most school building committees are given the responsibility to establish building programs to expand their city or town school systems by adding new school buildings. 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 HVAC systems to meet the BP 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 2 of this B2B. For this month’s test, we will document the BP for a new kindergarten through middle school building in Killeen, TX. On page 2 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 this city. The answers to the BofD can be found here..