3502279: Building Mechanical Systems 1

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Semester:SS 13
Type:Lecture / Exercise
Scheduled in semester:2
Semester Hours per Week / Contact Hours:24.0 L / 18.0 h
Self-directed study time:27.0 h

Module coordination/Lecturers


Bachelor's degree programme in Architecture (01.09.2008)


  • History - motivation
  • Comfort criteria of building mechanical systems
  • Thermal performance of individual spaces and of the entire building
  • Heat distribution systems
  • Heat generation systems (incl. alternatives)
  • Air treatment systems
  • Air distribution systems (incl. alternatives)
  • Air-conditioning systems (incl. alternatives)

Lecture Goals

Based on the skills acquired in the modules Building Technology I and II and in line with the objectives of the module Building Technology III the goal of this course is to introduce the principles of building mechanical systems.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course each student should have the ability to demonstrate and/or work with:

  • knowledge about basic principles, theories and historical developments regarding building mechanical systems.
  • familiarity with the principles of selecting and designing building mechanical systems.
  • well-founded and integrated knowledge about building mechanical systems and the ability to skillfully employ said knowledge in context of a coherent and energy-efficient design project that reflects the architectural intent.
  • the ability to work independently and demonstrate initiative and objectivity when carrying out projects.
  • the ability to outline ideas, information and individual projects in a clear and precise manner visually, verbally or in a written form.
  • the ability to communicate complex information with varying objectives to various target groups.
  • the ability to critically evaluate statements regarding problems relevant to the discipline of architecture.

Lectures Method

  • Lecture followed by practical examples
  • Construction site visits and building inspections

Admission Requirements

The modules of the Bachelor's program in architecture are structured - It is recommended to take the modules Building Technology I and II prior to enrolling this course.


Course script, codes (Normenwerke SIA and Eurocode), charts

Exam Modalities

Written examination of the learning outcomes of the course


The course has to be passed with a sufficient grade (minimum grade of 4.0).
The module grade will be determined from the weighted average of the single course grades:

Building Construction 3 33%
Structural Design 3 33%
Building Mechanical Systems 1 33%


18.02.201308:30 - 11:45S2
25.02.201308:30 - 11:45S2
04.03.201308:30 - 11:45S2
11.03.201308:30 - 11:45S2
25.03.201308:30 - 11:45S2
08.04.201308:30 - 11:45S2


  • PAR_BA Haustechnik 1 (SS 13, bewertet)
  • PAR_BA Haustechnik 1 (WS 13/14, bewertet)