CEMT 203 - Building Automation I
(3,3) 4 Credits
Prerequisite(s): ECTC 102 Air Conditioning Systems Design , ECTC 103 Electricity for Environmental Control Technology I , ECTC 104 Electricity for Environmental Control Technology II , ECTC 202 Heating Systems Design .
This is the first of two advanced courses on building automation for students in the Commercial Energy Management Technology field. Recent emphasis on increased energy efficiency and occupant comfort, in particular on commercial buildings, has given way to the development of technologies that allow for smart communication amongst various building systems such as HVAC, Lighting, Fire Prevention and Occupant Security/Safety. Networked building automation has become a field in high demand because it allows for precise and reliable communication between control devices, whether they are from the same or different manufacturers.
This course starts with a review of the fundamentals of Automatic Control: control loops, control points, control responses, HVAC equipment automation options and the classification of building automation systems. It then continues with an overview of wired and wireless networking: the OSI model, Ethernet networks, network Architectures, client versus server computers and their associated control systems, system security, diagnosing and troubleshooting.
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