Basic Building Systems

Oct 10, 2017 - 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Course Highlights

A building consists of many different systems, several of which affect its energy efficiency. HVAC and lighting stand out as being the largest energy consumers for example. The building envelope, including roofing, influence heat gain, and the building automation system greatly influences energy consumption. This seminar will look at these systems in terms of basic design and engineering, configurations, and operation and maintenance best practices. It will include simple HVAC exercises to estimate heat load, equipment size and operational cost.
This class is eligible for continuing education units from the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI)


David Timber has an extensive background in the design, construction operation and maintenance of buildings. He earned a BS degree from Cornell University, and a Masters in Public Administration from National University. He served as facility manager for a number of public facilities including office buildings, libraries, animal shelters, public health and hospital facilities, East Mesa Juvenile Detention Facility, and Heritage Park in Old Town. He was project manager for the award-winning Fallbrook library which opened in 2011, and is currently managing a project to redevelop a city block in the Little Italy neighborhood of San Diego. He also serves as instructor for facility management courses at UCSD Extension, and as an IFMA San Diego Board member.

(12:30 PM check-in and lunch)

4760 Clairemont Mesa Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92117

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