Course detail

Building Services 2

FAST-QT002Acad. year: 2019/2020

Learning outcomes of the course unit The course focuses on building heating systems and design of hot-water heating systems in buildings, aiming at reading boiler and engine room drawings, designing and dimensioning heating systems and sources up to 500 kW including hot water preparation and drawing up project documentation of the heating system.


Institute of Building Services (TZB)

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Student get base of heating systems in building. After graduation studnet will be able to do standard designs of heating systems having in mind layout and construction of buildings. Student will be able to use this knowledge for complex design of buildings.


Knowledge of basic physical quantities, basic knowledge of thermal technical properties of building structures, basic knowledge of building physics and thermomechanics


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Not applicable.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Not applicable.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

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Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. Hygrothermal indoor climate and conditions for thermal comfort. Heat transportation theory. Concept of ventilation and heating buildings.
2. Method for calculation of the design heat load.
3. Heating systems and their parts. Divisions and principals of technical solution of heating systems.
4. Heating surfaces. Convective radiators. Floor heating und wall heating.
5. Basic kinds of fuels and energy. Energy sources. Solid fuel boiler rooms.
6. Gas boiler rooms. Chimneys and smoke - flues.
7. Central preparation of hot domestic water. Elements in boiler rooms and engine rooms.
8. Safety devices for heating systems.
9. Hydraulics and sizing of central heating systems, regulation fittings and circulation pumps.
10. Centralized distribution of heat, house station.
11. Direct electric heating and accumulation heating.
12. Heating systems method regulation in buildings.
13. The use of renewable and alternative energy sources and their impact on the classification of buildings.


Basics of heating. Building thermo microclimate creation. Heat transfer by heating systems.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Extent and forms are specified by guarantor’s regulation updated for every academic year.

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer