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CIBSE ANZ Electrical Services

Sydney Opera House

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About this Course:

CIBSE ANZ Electrical Services Training is a three-day course that forms part of a new building services series of face-to-face training that is launching in Australia and New Zealand.

This course introduces Electrical Services as a core discipline within building services engineering. This includes an overview of what Electrical Services are, their importance and design, and the vitality of how they integrate into the overarching building and construction process.

Who should attend:

This course is suited to those in the early stages of their electrical services career and those specialising in other areas of the construction and the building services industry who wish to gain a better understanding of electrical services design principles.

Learning outcomes:

On completion of this course you will have an understanding of the following:

  • Statutory, Cost and Technical considerations for Electrical Services design and component selection
  • minimum standard requirements and best practices in Electrical Services design
  • key components of the electrical plant and systems
  • the complexities and interrelatedness of Electrical Services and other building services, which ensure/reflect a people-first approach, over a building-first mindset.
  • key aspects of Electrical Services including Generation, Distribution, Reticulation and Cabling, Load Demand Testing and Commissioning and Lighting
  • the importance of focusing on the comfort, health, wellbeing, and safety of the people who might occupy the building, and the appropriateness of the sustainability strategy in relation to those people.

Course Agenda:

DAY 1 Fundamentals – Introductory concepts and topics

1. General

  • Introduction - What is building services electrical?
  • Electricity

2. Basic Fundamental Electrical Theory and Application
3. Load Calculations

  • Basic Characteristics
    • Facility Type
    • Diversity
  • Maximum Demand
  • Total Load
  • Power Factor
  • Missing Critical Load Analysis
  • General Load
  • Fire and Life
  • Fault Current Assessment

4. Authority Mains Supplies and Private Generation

  • Supply System Voltage
  • Fossil Fuel Rotating GenerationOther Rotating GenerationPhotovoltaic (Static)
  • Pumped Storage
  • Wind
  • Battery & Other

5. Supply Arrangement

  • Introduction
  • Substation - Type
  • Direct Feeder - HV Supply
  • Dedicated Supply
  • Communal Supply
  • Method of Interconnection - Alternate Sources of Supply
  • Metering
  • Earthing for LV and HV Supply Arrangements

6. Switchboards (Distribution)

  • What is this?
  • Type of switchboard
  • Arrangement of switchboards
  • Functional Units
  • Circuit Breakers
    • ACBs
    • MCCBs
  • CFS Units
  • Type of Link
  • Tripping Characteristics
  • Discrimination & Cascading
  • Switchboard Specification Form, IP etc.
  • Thermographic Survey

DAY 2 Lighting

7. Lighting Design Processes
8. Day Lighting
9. Artificial Lighting Interior

  • Lighting Sources
  • Control Gear
  • Luminaires
  • Power to Lighting Systems
  • Controls

10. Artificial Lighting Exterior

  • Controls

DAY 3 Conductor Arrangements, Associated Systems and Green Issues

11. Conductor Arrangements

  • Submain Cabling
  • Final Sub Circuit Cabling
  • Current Carrying Capacity

12. Voltage Drop

  • Calculation

13. Associated Systems

  • Data & Communications System
  • Special Requirements
  • Security
  • Safety
  • Lightning Protection

14. Green Issues

  • Sustainability and Energy Management

15. Other

  • BMS Switchgear, Energy Monitoring Systems, cellular phone repeater stations


Meet the Trainers:

Trainer Day 1 & Day 3: Tommy Sailing

Tommy Sailing

B.Eng (Hons) Electrical Engineering (University of New South Wales)

Tommy is a visionary engineer specialising in innovative ways to pursue creative, artistic, and intelligent pursuits in building services engineering. With a decade of experience spanning traditional electrical engineering fields including power systems, lighting, and fire systems; Tommy also leads new-generation electrical building services including telecommunications, audio-visual and security, merging the innovations learned in the tech industry with construction to create smarter, safer and more sustainable buildings.

For his work in the smart buildings field, Tommy won the CIBSE Jack Pirie Award for Young Engineer of the Year in 2019.

He is currently the Group Manager and technical lead for ICT/Smart Buildings Engineering at JHA Consulting Engineers, currently applying his expertise to landmark projects including airports, rail, higher education and high-end commercial property.

Trainer Day 2 (Lighting) :  Crispin Rock

Crispin Rock

B.Eng (Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering (University of Portsmouth)
M.ArchSc - Illumination Design (University of Sydney)

Crispin has worked in the lighting industry since graduating in 1988 and predominantly in the architectural lighting controls sector since 2002.

While based in Sydney since 1990, he has also lived worked in the UK, Europe, India, the Middle East and North Africa.

He has experience as a technical trainer with Philips and currently tutors undergraduate and postgraduate students in lighting at the school of Architecture, Design and Planning at the University of Sydney.


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