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Mechanical Services 1 Day Overview

Upcoming Courses 
Key Areas
Course Content
Learning Outcomes
Who Should Attend 
Course Timings
Course Fees
In-House Training

A full overview and agenda, need to know information, and booking instructions can be found on the individual upcoming course pages. Click on a course below to view.

Upcoming Courses 

16 April London Find out more
20 October London Find out more

Key Areas  

Building Loads – Heating, Cooling and Ventilation
  • Heat loss
  • Heat gain
  • Ventilation
Building Regulations and Sustainability – Design Influences 
  • Part L
  • BREEAM and other Sustainability Benchmarks
Systems Plant and Equipment
  • Heating
  • Boilers
  • Heat Pumps
  • District Heating
  • Heat emitters and systems
  • Cooling & Ventilation
  • Refrigeration
  • Natural Ventilation and Cooling
  • Ventilation Systems and Plant
  • Cooling systems
  • Controls
  • Room Control
  • Plant and system examples
Water Services and Drainage
  • Hot and Cold water services
  • Drainage
Commissioning, Testing and Soft Landings
  • Commissioning examples 
  • Soft landings
  • The need for soft landings
  • Example specification

Course Content

Heating, cooling and ventilation are becoming increasingly important in delivering productive and healthy workplaces, recent warm summers are highlighting the importance of having mechanical services that are efficient and effective in delivering good internal environments
The course will cover the principles of design and loading calculations for mechanical services and the influence of carbon reduction and sustainability on the selection of systems and plant.  Mechanical services providing comfortable and healthy environments in buildings are at the forefront of sustainable building design and delivery.  They are a key element building energy use and integration with architecture and form.  

This course will outline: 

  • Building design and legislation influences on plant and system selection
  • Key parameters in system choices for heating cooling and ventilation
  • The role of commissioning, testing and soft landings

Learning Outcomes

  • Recognise the factors that influence plant capacity
  • Explain the need for ventilation in terms of air quality and natural cooling
  • Recognise the choices for plant and drivers for selection 
  • Awareness of systems available for heating, ventilation and cooling
  • Knowledge of commissioning and soft landings in delivering operational performance 

Who Should Attend 

Those wishing to get an overview of mechanical services design and the motivation for design choices. This includes those at the start of their design careers, electrical services engineers, property professionals, estate managers and client briefing teams.

Course Timings 

Registration: 09:15
Start Time: 09:30
Latest Finish: 17:00

Course Fees 

  • Standard Rate: £335 + VAT
  • Members Rate: £285 + VAT

In-house training at your site

Training multiple staff at once provides the opportunity for your organisation to have a training package crafted to your specific needs. In-house training can help your organisation overcome challenges and fill the skills gaps in your workforce. Courses run on a minimum number of six staff*.

For an In-house quote please email the following information to

  1. Name of course
  2. Approximate number of staff
  3. Your site address  

*Minimum numbers for In-house courses outside of the UK may vary

To contact the CIBSE Training Team with a query please

Email: or call: +44 (0)20 8772 3660