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Core Engineering

CIBSE currently offer a suite of Core Engineering modules; each module consisting of four to seven hours’ worth of content with quizzes to test your knowledge and additional resources. 



Cable Sizing | CPD hours: 7
This course employs a cable sizing template that acts as a visual checklist for the necessary design decisions and calculations to meet the requirements of BS 7671:2018.
Introduction to Mechanical & Electrical Building Services | CPD hours: 7
This course covers areas of mechanical services such as heating, ventilation, air-conditioning and their control.
Hot & Chilled Water Pipework Systems | CPD hours: 7
This course prepares engineers for the process of designing a complete pipework system for delivering heating or chilled water to terminal units in buildings.
Low Voltage Distribution | CPD hours: 7
The module covers both the principles and practices of electrical power distribution from the optimum location for the main electrical intake position through to the choice of power distribution systems and their containment. It also introduces the use of essential and non-essential supplies and the possible choices for standby electrical supplies.

Heating Systems Design | CPD hours: 7
This course is primarily intended for junior to intermediate engineers who are being asked to design a heating system for the first time.

Lighting Design | CPD hours: 7
The aim of this module is to give engineers/project managers with little or no lighting design experience a better understanding of, and become confident in, the use of design methods for indoor lighting applications. 

Ventilation Design | CPD hours: 7
This module takes you through the needs for the building, making full use of current design guides and codes of practice, as well as the necessary design calculations. This will help you to make informed choices that are based on sound economic and engineering principles.

High Voltage Distribution | CPD hours: 7
This module aims to provide an excellent introduction to both 11kV and 33kV systems and takes you through: the choice of distribution systems, the comparison of SF6 and vacuum circuit breakers and the required characteristics and necessary operation settings for the protection relays and more.
Electrical Commissioning & Testing | CPD hours: 7
Looks at the basics of commissioning of the following items as an aid to understanding the commissioning processes involved (by others, usually the manufacturer or a specialist contractor), rather than an in-depth knowledge of the subject.

Commissioning & Testing of Mechanical Services | CPD hours: 7
The Commissioning and Testing of Mechanical Services explains the main commissioning activities required for air and water circulation systems and details not only the design issues, but also what valves, dampers and flow measurement devices are required to allow the system to be commissioning correctly.

Above Ground Drainage | CPD hours: 7
This course deals with the pipework installation within a building that carries away waste water from sanitary fittings including WCs, wash basins, showers, sinks and floor gullies.


Mechanical Services Overview | 4 CPD hours
This 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. 

Fire Sprinkler Systems to BS EN 12845 | 4 CPD hour
This course covers sprinkler system components; hazard classification; design requirements; water supplies; types of sprinkler; spacing & location of sprinkler heads; piping layout & sizing.

Practical Controls for HVAC Systems | 4 CPD hours
This course concentrates on achieving the deliverable rather than explaining control theory. How do we control different systems? What are we trying to achieve? What equipment is used and how does it work? Suitable for all engineers involved in the design and maintenance of HVAC systems.

Gas Safety Regulations | 4 CPD hours
This Virtual Learning will cover the background and stated requirements of the Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations (1998). As well as a thorough overview the trainer will cover the interpretation and application of the Regulations, as detailed in the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) Approved Code of Practice Document L56, as well as the function of HSE and the Gas Safe Register.

Energy Monitoring and Targeting | 4 CPD hours
This course looks at the basic principles of identifying information sources and using that data to expand the organisation’s understanding of what is happening related to the consumption of utilities and the output of the organisation.

Building Services Overview | 4 CPD hours
This course looks through the different types of heating and cooling systems available for both commercial and domestic complexes, includes guidance on effective maintenance and management of building services and pertinant legislation affecting building services. It is an ideal course for those who have found themselves in the position of the maintenance and management of domestic or commercial building services but without formal training.


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