HVAC/R Controls/Building Automation Systems

HVAC/R Controls and Building Automation

This course is 100% online | Start anytime!

This course is 100% online | Start anytime!

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HVAC/R Controls and Building Automation Training

 

Learn HVAC/R Controls and Building Automation Online

For HVAC/R professionals, facility managers, and commercial maintenance technicians, HVAC/R controls and building automation systems represent the leading edge of facility management. In this 100% online course you will extend your current knowledge of HVAC/R systems into the realm of sensors, controllers and operational interfaces for digital building systems. Intended for working facility management and maintenance professionals this course is developed by Ron Auvil, building automation expert and author of HVAC Control Systems. Mr. Auvil also teaches this material through video lectures that accompany each module.

 

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Job Outlook for HVAC/R Controls and Building Automation Systems

  • The US Bureau of Labor Statistics forecasts a 6% growth rate in the demand for Administrative Services and Facilities Managers between now and 2029. This is faster than expected growth for all jobs. The BLS notes that an ongoing focus on the environmental impacts and efficiency of our buildings will keep savvy and well-trained facility managers in demand.
  • According to PayScale.com, Facilities Managers earn$67,539 per year, on average. Annual salaries for Facilities Maintenance Supervisors range between $37-85,000, with an average of $58,830.

 

HVAC/R Controls and Building Automation Systems FAQs

WHY ARE HVAC/R CONTROLS AND BUILDING AUTOMATION SYSTEMS IMPORTANT?

HVAC/R Controls and Building Automation Systems balance the use of a commercial building's heating, cooling and electricity systems to save energy and extend the building's life. The US Department of Energy reports that properly configured and automated building systems could reduce energy consumption by commercial buildings by 29%. This is the equivalent of 4-5% of all the energy consumed in the world.

 

WHICH FACILITIES MANAGEMENT PROFESSIONALS ARE IMPACTED BY HVAC/R CONTROLS AND BUILDING AUTOMATION SYSTEMS?

HVAC/R Controls and Building Automation Systems impact everyone involved with building, managing, maintaining and repairing commercial buildings. This may include:

  • Architects
  • Construction Planners and Managers
  • Building Managers
  • Maintenance Supervisors
  • Maintenance Technicians
  • HVAC/R Professionals

 

WHAT KINDS OF WORK DO HVAR/R CONTROLS AND BUILDING AUTOMATION SYSTEMS INVOLVE?

HVAC/R Controls and Building Automation Systems professionals configure, install, operate and maintain the systems that provide climate control, refrigeration, air quality, electricity supply and internet connectivity. As all of these systems are run by electronic and digital controls, their work is focused on the controls, monitoring systems, communication networks, alarms and building data systems that combine to keep a building running smoothly and comfortably for its occupants.

 

Course Objectives

  • Identify and describe typical uses of the following sensors in a commercial building
  • Demonstrate the ability to identify and describe the function and operation of BAS and Controllers and Operator Interfaces
  • Demonstrate the proper procedures to install and test BAS to include mounting, power supplies, communication networks, input/output wiring, and wireless systems
  • Demonstrate typical building system management functions including alarms, data trending, graphics, and maintenance management software
  • Develop your skills to work as a controls technician, HVACR technician, or facilities maintenance technician
  • Build on your existing knowledge of HVACR fundamentals and equipment and help you learn HVACR Controls and Building Automation Systems
  • Access video lectures to further your understanding of the course
  • Set yourself apart from competitors by developing advanced knowledge of HVACR best practices

 

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Prerequisites and Requirements

To enroll in this course you must have completed an educational course for HVACR and/or have current industry work experience in the field.

 

Curriculum

153 HVACR CONTROL SYSTEMS FUNDAMENTALS

Learn HVAC fundamentals, commercial building heating and cooling systems, IAQ and commercial air handling units, HVAC system energy sources, and control principles.

 

154 HVACR CONTROL SYSTEM TYPES AND BAS BASICS

Study control systems, electrical and electronic control systems, building automation systems and controllers, operator interfaces, and building automation system inputs and outputs.

 

155 HVACR BAS INSTALLATION AND STRATEGIES

Explore building automation system installation, computer networks, web-based control, direct digital control strategies, supervisory control strategies, and retrofitting existing systems.

 

156 HVACR BAS SYSTEM MANAGEMENT AND ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES

Explore building system management, energy audits, utility structures, and building automation systems.

 

157 TROUBLESHOOTING DDC SYSTEMS

Learn about troubleshooting tools and safety, input troubleshooting with multiple scenarios, and output troubleshooting with typical field scenarios.

 

157 COMPONENTS COURSE

Complete the course by learning about field controller level troubleshooting, basic web-based control systems troubleshooting, and web-based control systems troubleshooting.

 

Instructors

Ron Auvil

Ron Auvil is a Staff Instructor for HVACRedu.net. He has 38 years of HVAC and Controls Experience, which includes 35 years of teaching experience. He has worked as a senior controls technician for Johnson Controls and taught HVAC controls classes across the United States for Johnson Controls, Honeywell, and others. He also wrote the definitive textbook on pneumatic and DDC control systems (HVAC Control Systems, 3rd Edition from American Technical Publishers).

 

Registration and Enrollment

This course is open enrollment. You can enroll and begin anytime.

 

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