Building Mechanical and Electrical Systems and Equipment

Designed for both construction and real estate professionals, this introductory course provides a technical overview of commercial building systems, including design principles, selection and choice, installation, and operating costs. Topics include electrical distribution systems; lighting applications and solutions; basic thermal processes, including heating and cooling; mechanical equipment, energy codes, and commissioning; basic solar design concepts (passive and active); sustainable design concepts; water supply and drainage systems; fire protection systems and fire safety; and vertical transportation.

Note: Registering at least two weeks prior to the start of the course date is highly recommended. Popular classes fill up quickly and more specialized classes need sufficient enrollment.

For general information about this course, please call 212-992-3336 or email

If you are registered for an online course and are not able to access/view your course in Brightspace, please note the following:

  • It may take at least 24 hours from the time you registered for your information to be transferred into Brightspace.
  • New students registering two days or LESS before the start date of the course may experience delayed access.

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You'll Walk Away with

  • Knowledge of mechanical and electrical elements
  • An understanding of building mechanical and electrical systems

Ideal for

  • Construction management personnel
  • Real estate owners and managers

1 section

  • Fall 2023

    • Section

    • Semester

      Fall 2023
    • Date

      Oct 2 - Dec 11
    • Day

    • Time

      • Online
    • Format

      • Online
    • Sessions

    • Faculty

      Carlin, Bennett
    • Location