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Control Number: 373 Course Number: 35ED101A
Length: 36 Delivery: Tuition: $1590.00
CEUs: 3.3     PDHs: 33.0     LUs: 0.0     PDUs: 0.0     CMs: 0.0     CLPs: 0.0     CEHs: 0.0
This course clarifies criteria and practices for electrical engineer designers to assure an adequate design and review of electrical features of government projects and to improve design quality and incorporate AT/FP requirements. The course will develop the complete electrical design of a 40,000 square foot office building, including sizing of service, distribution equipment, feeder and branch conductors, transformers, panelboards, grounding components, fire alarm and fire pump, exterior and interior lighting, lightning protection, energy savings, protective devices, coordination and power requirements.
(a) INTRODUCTION AND DESIGN PROCESS: This session discusses project development and provides an overview of DD Form 1391, design construction and post completion steps, and cost codes. An overview of the site plan, floor plan, and one-line diagram is presented. (b) DESIGN-BUILD: This session will discuss the Design-Build process in general and the development of the electrical requirements for the Request for Proposals (RFP) package. (c) ONE-LINE DIAGRAM: This session develops a one-line diagram from the electrical distribution system connection to the building service entrance equipment. Emphasis is on equipment selection and sizing in accordance with DoD criteria, codes, and good engineering practice. Protection and coordination requirements will be discussed. (d) LIGHTING DESIGN: This session includes selection and application of interior and exterior lighting fixtures and emergency and exit lighting systems. Interior lighting calculations (using the zonal cavity method) and exterior lighting calculations (using the point-to-point method) are discussed and demonstrated. (e) ELECTRICAL CALCULATIONS: This session includes calculations for branch circuits and feeders, fire-pump motor circuits, and panel schedules; short-circuit currents (using the per-unit system and the point-to-point method), voltage drop calculations, and demand and diversity factors. (f) FIRE ALARM SYSTEMS: This session discusses the specific application of NFPA 72 and 101 to the design of the office building. Placement of notification appliances and signaling devices are determined along with developing the riser diagram. (g) ELECTRICAL POWER SYSTEMS: This session discusses the electrical design requirements for UPS, harmonics, transformers, surge protection, grounding, and emergency power. Energy savings and design considerations will be presented. (h)CLASSROOM EXERCISE: Students design a building's electrical system.
Nominees must be assigned (a) Occupational Series: 0850,and 0855. Those in 0801 series or equivalent electrical professions who have an electrical background may also attend. Nominees should be electrical or electronic engineers or have electrical engineering responsibilities with a basic background in the practical applications of electrical and electronic projects.
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