Course Title: 
System Integration in Construction
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Postgraduate (PG)
School of Engineering

'System Integration in Construction' is an elective course offered in M. Tech. program in Structural & Construction Engineering at the School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore campus.

Structural system, Systems for enclosing buildings, Functional aesthetic system, Materials selection and Specification. Environmental-Qualities of enclosure necessary to maintain a specified level of interior environmental quality-Weather Resistance-Thermal infiltration- Acoustic control-Transmission reduction-Air quality-Illumination-Relevant Systems integration with structural systems -Elevators, Escalators, Conveyors, Security Systems in High Rise Building Complexes, Public Buildings, Parking Lots And Complex Structures like Hospitals, Public Transport Terminals. Design parameters for Determining the Loads & Requirement, Operation and Maintenance of these Services.- Component Longevity in terms of operation performance and resistance to deleterious forces-Planning systems for least maintenance-Feasibility for replacement of damaged components -equal life elemental design- Maintenance free exposed and finished surfaces.- Intelligent Buildings & Building Management System (BMS)-Concept-Purpose-Control Technologies- Automation of Services and Equipment – BMS - Commercial, Industrial, Institutional and Domestic Buildings-Energy Management Systems and Building controls.

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