At some point in time, most school building committees are given the responsibility to establish a building program to expand their city or town school building assets. For this B2B test, we will be focused on a building committee adding new kindergarten classrooms on to the existing building, allowing the school to reuse the old kindergarten space for a library for students. 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 Building Program requirements.
The HVAC engineer will take this 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 a new kindergarten building addition at the K-6 school in Watford City, ND. 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 herein and from pertinent reference documents, such as local weather data design criteria for this city. The answers to the BofD can be downloaded on the www.esmagazine.com web site.