A one-day course for architects and engineers, “Performance, Design, and Specification of Geothermal Heat Pump Systems for Schools and Commercial Buildings,' will be offered April 11 in Chicago by the National Ground Water Association (NGWA).
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) registered course offers participants 6 LU/HSW/SD in continuing education. The course examines:
- Advantages and opportunities in geothermal GHPS
- Keys to designing and writing specifications to meet a building’s requirements
- Using computer-aided design tools for geothermal designs
- How variables in drilling, geologic, and site conditions can affect the system design and costs.
Those who will benefit include architects and engineers interested in gaining or improving their knowledge about the capabilities and design of geothermal heat pump systems. This intermediate-level course assumes that participants will have a good understanding of building loads and have at least some experience designing geothermal systems.
The instructors are David Henrich, CWD/PI, IAI, Geothermal Division manager for Bergerson-Caswell Inc., Maple Plain, MN; Gary Shawver, MGWC, president of Shawver Well Co. Inc., Fredericksburg, Iowa; and Lee Tapper, PE, CIAQP, LEED, MEP Associates LLC, Rochester, MN.
To learn more about this course, visit www.ngwa.org or call 800 551.7379 (614 898.7791).