At some point, most college or university building committees are given the responsibility to establish a building upgrade program to enhance their campus and appeal to potential future students. When ready, a 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 will document the BP for a new college dormitory building in Fredericksburg, VA. 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 at www.esmagazine.com.