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Honors Thesis


Mechanical design of a building is a crucial discipline that focuses on the comfortability of the occupants of the building. Functionality of proper systems within the building is essential in building success and proper design. Specifically, knowing the factors that affect HVAC design is crucial in designing properly. In addition to this knowledge, one should gain expertise in a program that can generate loads based on a mechanical standpoint. After loads are generated, the information provided is used to select specific equipment that can satisfy the design required. This is where manufacturers are researched, and data is compared to view the most viable option. Throughout this process, an Architectural Engineer must know that intense coordination with himself and other disciplines is required for proper design and reduced necessity of mitigation of issues once construction has commenced.

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