In this ARE 5.0 NCARB-approved Project Development and Documentation Exam Prep course you will learn about the topics covered in the ARE 5.0 PDD exam division. A complete and comprehensive curriculum, this course will touch on each of the NCARB objectives for the ARE 5.0 Project Development and Documentation Exam.
Instructor Mike Newman will discuss issues related to the development of design concepts, the evaluation of materials and technologies, selection of appropriate construction techniques, and appropriate construction documentation.
When you are done with this course, you will have a thorough understanding of the content covered in the ARE 5.0 Project Development and Documentation Exam including integration of civil, structural, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and specialty systems into overall project design and documentation.
Hi, I'm Jim Viviano, partner with 5G Studio in the Atlanta office. I'm here today to tell you about one of our exciting projects, Gateway Center Two. So the mechanical system is a system that everything is placed up on the roof and then we're ducting down into the floors below, so we were able to save floor area, like I said earlier, without having to put all of that on the floor of the office. So what this is showing is that there is a shaft, which brings down the main trunk of conditioned air, and then that's distributed out to VAV boxes, which then distribute that air to smaller zones across the floor.
So I believe this was four different zones, for this particular floor, and that's based on there will be multiple tenants on this floor, so there will be walls separating one tenant from the next, so those VAV boxes are placed there to be able to supply those individual tenants. Obviously some people like it colder, some people like it warmer.
That gives some flexibility to the system, without having to change anything about the air that's actually coming down through the roof. The VAV box makes that supplemental change, in either heating or cooling the air to the correct temperature.
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ARE 5.0 Project Development & Documentation Exam Prep
Duration: 36h 49m
Author: Mike Newman