Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Course Number:
FMT 265
Course Title:
Building Commissioning I
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Course Description

Covers the efficient operation of building systems to ensure that building systems are designed, installed, functionally tested, and maintained according to the owner's operational needs. Includes verification of specified restoration of existing buildings to high, efficient productivity through renovation, upgrade, and the tune up of existing systems. Prerequisites: Placement into WR 121 and MTH 20, or department permission. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

1. Inform the client of the parameters surrounding building commissioning and the consequences.
2. Use an understanding of the building design intent to establish a preliminary commissioning plan.
3. Apply design objectives to build dynamic documentation supporting asbuilts, project changes, and remodels.
4. Use the building qualification procedures to formulate testing, balancing, and adjusting procedures.
5. Professionally build a procedure of verifying acceptance and insuring warranty conformance.

Course Activities and Design

Lecture/discussion and homework assignments will be the instructional methods used in this course and will provide the
student with the background information necessary to learn the mechanical code basics and apply them to building construction.
The lecture will be supplemented with video tapes and slides illustrating the week's topics. The lab will be the Technology
Education Building in its entirety at Cascade Campus of PCC.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Evaluation procedures will be presented at the first class meeting. Student grades will be based on satisfactory completion of quizzes,
homework, mid-term test and final presentation to the building owner or his/her representative.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

1. Building mechanical systems function and theory.
2. Mechanical systems commissioning procedures.
3. Building print reading.
4. Documentation of building mechanical systems function and conformance to specifications.