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HVAC Design Essentials (MENA)

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General Information

Date: 4–6 November 2018  –  8:00am – 5:00pm
Course Length: 18 hours
Fees: $948 USD ($757 USD ASHRAE Member)

Combo pricing, if you register for HVAC Design Essentials (MENA) and Standard 90.1: HVAC/Mechanical Design and Appendix G (MENA):

Non-member: $1,050 USD
Member: $860 USD

Standard 90.1: HVAC/Mechanical Design and Appendix G (MENA) (7 November, 2018)


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ASHRAE Middle East Global Training Center for Building Excellence is organizing a three-day HVAC Design Essentials training to provide intensive, practical training for HVAC designers and others involved in the delivery of HVAC services in the MENA region. In three days, gain real-world practical design skills and knowledge that can be put to immediate use in designing and maintaining HVAC systems. Developed by industry-leading professionals selected by ASHRAE and customized for the Middle East, the training provides the fundamental and technical aspects of designing and maintaining HVAC systems.

Course Instructors:


Samir Traboulsi, Ph.D., P.Eng., Fellow Life Member ASHRAE

  • Outline

    Day 1

    8:15     Introductions
    8:30     Fundamentals
    9:30     Load Calculation
    10:15   Break
    10:30   Load Calculation
    11:45   Questions and Answers
    12:00   Psychrometrics
    12:30   Lunch
    1:30     Psychrometrics
    2:45     Break
    3:00     Psychrometrics
    3:30     Psychrometrics Case Study Kuwait
    4:30     Questions and Answers
    5:00     Wrap-up

    Day 2

    8:15     Design Process
    8:45     System Selection
    10:15   Break
    10:30   Basic Design of Air Systems
    12:30   Lunch
    1:30     Case Study on Air Systems
    2:30     Questions and Answers
    2:45     Break
    3:00     Basic Design of Hydronic Systems
    4:30     Questions and Answers
    5:00     Wrap-up

    Day 3

    8:15     HVAC Equipment
    10:15   Break
    10:30   HVAC Equipment (cont.)
    12:15   Questions and Answers
    12:30   Lunch
    1:30     HVAC Systems
    2:45     Break
    3:00     HVAC Systems (cont.)
    4:30     Questions and Answers
    5:00     Wrap-up

  • Other Information

    Who Should Attend

    • Engineers new to the HVAC industry, including recent engineering graduates lacking practical experience
    • Facilities managers involved in new construction or major renovation projects
    • Technicians who would like to gain design knowledge
    • Architects who want to understand HVAC system design
    • Sales engineers and HVAC equipment suppliers who want to gain a broad knowledge of HVAC systems

    How Your Firm Will Benefit

    The training helps attendees understand:

    • The need to improve overall building performance
    • The technologies that lead to improved building performance
    • The economics of sustainable buildings and the roles of the designer and facilities manager
    • The basic skills needed to design high-performance buildings
    • The skill set that will be required by designers of the future
    • Techniques to interact effectively with all design partners (architects, owners, other engineering disciplines) in an integrated design team
    • The capacity to participate in the design of high-performance buildings

    Primary references

    Bonus – Free Copy of ASHRAE Green Buildings Standard and User’s Manual

    86604_100px.jpgAttendees each receive a free PDF copy of ASHRAE Standard 189.1-2014 for the Design of High Performance Green Buildings and the 189.1 User’s Manual – a value of over $200.

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 ( 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.