Codes & Standards: HVAC
Construction and fabrication are governed and controlled by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).
The selection process is a trade-off between the overall heat transfer coefficient, which influences the pump head on the HVAC system.
Engineering mixed-use buildings is a fine art—specifiers must combine multiple engineered systems for several business and residence types into one structure. Codes and standards from NFPA to IECC challenge engineers.
Building commissioning is one of the most important (and complex) types of projects an engineer can be tasked with. Codes and standard dictate many test, measurement, and verification techniques.
Military facilities present an army of challenges—exacting codes and regulations, stepped-up security issues, and budgetary concerns. Codes compliance is a key area of focus.
ASHRAE Standard 62.1: Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality is the most commonly referenced standard to quantify acceptable conditions and appropriate HVAC system design.
Learn about the significant nonstructural changes to the 2012 International Building Code that typically impact consulting and specifying engineers.