Shaping Tomorrow's Built Environment Today

Designing Tall, Supertall and Megatall Building Systems

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Course Length: 3 hours

This course provides substantial new information and design assistance on tall, supertall and megatall building systems. The course covers the main topics in the new ASHRAE Design Guide for Tall, Supertall, and Megatall Building Systems including: analyzing/optimizing the thermal performance of the building envelope; calculating the stack effect; selecting appropriate mechanical systems and central plant alternatives; ventilation and thermal comfort; code compliance; chilled and heating water distribution systems; evaluating pumping systems; fire and life safety systems; vertical transportation systems; high-rise residential designs; and mechanically and naturally ventilated conditioning solutions. Also, energy modeling and Energy Use Index (EUI) are presented to enable designers to assess the efficiency of the building and its systems. Finally, building and systems controls as well as smart grid operation are included. The course is for experienced engineers who want to broaden their knowledge of tall, supertall and megatall building systems. 


Course Instructor

Peter Simmonds, Ph.D., Fellow ASHRAE


Additional Information

All courses are available for Chapter and In-Company Programs. Courses may be periodically scheduled for the Winter and/or Annual Conference Education Programs, as well as the Online Courses Series.

Chapters or Companies: Contact Karen Murray, Manager of Professional Development (kmurray@ashrae.org or 678-539-1146), to schedule an ALI seminar or course at your organization or event.

Availability: Check the various offerings listed under Professional Development > Learning Portal to see if this course is being offered at an upcoming event.

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