Course code BūvZ6038

Credit points 4.50

Expluatation and Expertize of Building Engineering Systems

Total Hours in Course36

Number of hours for lectures24

Number of hours for seminars and practical classes12

Date of course confirmation23.03.2021

Responsible UnitInstitute of Civil Engineering and Wood Processing

Course developers


Juris Jurševskis

Dr. sc. ing.

author lect.

Arturs Lešinskis

Dr. sc. ing.

Prior knowledge

Arhi5048, Progresive Architecture Structures

BūvZ3115, Heating and Ventilation

BūvZ3117, Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning

BūvZ4092, Water Supply and Sewerage

Course abstract

The most important engineering systems built into the building are inspected: power, heat, gas and water supply, sewerage, ventilation, air conditioning, lighting, security and access systems, telecommunications, etc. systems and their integration into a common system and computer network. The latest computerized management software packages, their configurations and applicability to specific individual objects and buildings have been analyzed and compared. Residential, public, industrial, etc. an overview of the specific features of building functions, use and operation, analysis influence of specific factors.

Learning outcomes and their assessment

To learn knowledge of the functioning of the existing engineering systems of the buildings being managed and their characteristic of functioning. Test1
Develop skills to integrate engineering systems in an accessible and acceptable way for use on Internet. Tests2
Obtain competence in expertise of certain types of building engineering systems and usability of different buildings. Tests3

Course Content(Calendar)

1 Types of buildings, properties of their operation. (2 h lectures)
2 Algorithms of the functioning of different engineering systems of buildings, their development, taking into account the specific features of operation. (2h+1h)
3 Some engineering systems , the principles of their optimal functioning.(2h+1h)
4 Properties of functioning and management of individual engineering systems of buildings. (2h+1h)
5 Operation and maintenance of engineering systems, remote control. (2h lectures)
6 Management software structures, their unification possibilities and their provision. (2h+1h)
7 Provision of engineering system browsers.(2h lectures)
8 Types of automatic system configurations, their possible flowcharts. (2h+1h)
9 System Configuration Support. (2h+1h)
10 Networking, its compatibility. (1h+1h)
11 Integrating individual building systems into a common management structure chart. (1h+1h)
12 Specifics of external network connection, protocol systems. (1h+1h)
13 Compatibility of different software protocols. (1h+1h)
14 System Component Packet Compatibility. (2h+1h)
15 Discussion about the study course. (1h pract.w.))

Requirements for awarding credit points

Successfully passed exam. The student can take the exam when all practical tasks and 3 tests are fulfilled.

Description of the organization and tasks of students’ independent work

After receiving a homework assignment, students should familiarize with the content of the assignment and the work plan. The construction drawings of the building should be examined to fully understand its structure and the division of premises. Get familiar with the legal literature and manuals needed for the job.

Criteria for Evaluating Learning Outcomes

Assessment of the operation of engineering systems in operation and the properties of their functioning. Developed understanding of the integration of external communication systems in an accessible and acceptable way for use on Internet. Understanding the characteristics of certain types of building engineering systems and understanding of the usability of different buildings.

Compulsory reading

1. Dzelzītis E. Siltuma, gāzes un ūdens inženiersistēmu automatizācijas pamati. Rīga: Gandrs, 2005. 415 lpp.
2. Ribickis L., Galkina A. Elektroenerģijas taupīgas lietošanas metodes. Rīga: B/O SIA Latvijas tehnoloģiskais parks. 1998. 118.lpp. Nav LLU FB.
3. Табунчиков Ю.А. Математическое моделирование и оптимизация тепловой эффективности зданий. Москва: АВОК - ПРЕСС, 2002. 194 c. 4. Newman. Michael H. Direct Digital Control of Building Systems, NY, USA: John wikry & Sons, Inc, 1994. 244 p.

Further reading

1. Barkāns, J. Enerģijas racionāla izmantošana. Rīga: RTU izdevniecība, 2003. 285 lpp.
2. Keeler, Marian. Fundamentals of integrated design for sustainable building / Marian Keeler, Bill Burke. Hoboken, New Jersey : John Wiley & Sons, c2009. xvi, 338 lpp. : il., kartes, plāni ; 29 cm. ISBN 9780470152935 (cloth).
3. Jack, Hugh Engineering design, planning, and management / Hugh Jack. Oxford : Elsevier, c2013. xv, 574 lpp. : il. ; 24 cm. ISBN 9780123971586.

Periodicals and other sources

Enerģija un Pasaule : E & P. - Rīga : Briga Plus : ilustrācijas ; 30 cm. ISSN 1407-5911.


Compulsory Course in research direction for the Professional Higher Education Master Study Program “Civil Engineering”