Section of building services
In this Section, the students learn about all installations in a building. Exhaustion of energy resources and the building as an entity that uses ca. 30% of its total energy consumption for heating, air-conditioning, and hot water requires measures that will reduce the consumption of non-renewable sources of energy by substituting them through renewable ones. This substitution and finding modern technological solutions in installation systems is a necessity with regard to the energetic, economic, ecological, and strategic circumstances.
Courses focus on the study of technological changes in modern installation systems, on the analysis and synthesis of possible solutions related to installations in buildings, and on defining the conditions that determine architectural and constructional solutions. Further topics include the positioning of installations in a building, with the rooms that are necessary to house the installation system and equipment, and the ways in which they can be incorporated into contemporary architectural solutions and building technologies. Students acquire knowledge about the installation systems and the elements of installations that ensure micro-climatic conditions, about the fire safety of buildings with different functions, with a minimal consumption of primary energy and the minimum of emission of various harmful substances into the environment. Knowledge and skills acquired in this course should help the future architects to make accurate decisions when designing, planning, and constructing the building, and while selecting the most adequate installation systems, thereby paying special attention to the use of different building technologies and to environmental protection.