At some point in time, most building owners make the business decision to build, renovate, or expand their facilities. A complete Building Program (BP) will be the cornerstone for investing in an HVAC design and eventual construction of 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 2 of this B2B. For this month’s test, we have documented the BP for an assisted living building renovation. On page 2 of this B2B, the reader shall complete the BofD by filling in the pertinent data, drawing upon the BP information provided and upon pertinent reference documents such as local weather data design criteria. The answers to the BofD can be found on the www.esmagazine.com web site.