TEACHING

Taylor Engineering is committed to furthering the engineering arts through continuing education.  All of the Principals and many of the engineers have participated in educational seminars, forums and continuing education courses.  These programs have been presented in the Bay Area and across the United States.

Seminars

Members of the Taylor Engineering team have presented hundreds of educational seminars on a wide variety of subjects including: chilled water plant design, data center design, control system design, HVAC retrofits, commissioning, evaporative cooling, energy codes, indoor air quality, simulation tools and techniques, life-cycle cost analysis and green building design.

Our clients for in-house seminars include architectural firms (e.g. HOK),  consulting engineering firms (e.g. Guttman & Blaevoet), contractors (e.g. Critchfield Mechanical),and owners (e.g. Bank of America's facilities group).

We have been active in educational programs for a number of professional societies and organizations including ASHRAE, NCBC, NEBB, SMACNA, AEE, USGBC and ACEEE.

Our utility clients include Pacific Gas and Electric, Sempra, San Diego Gas and Electric, SMUD and Southern California Edison.

Courses

Taylor Engineering annually teaches three of the core courses for the UC Berkeley Extension/Golden Gate Chapter of ASHRAE co-sponsored HVAC/R certificate program. These courses are offered in downtown San Francisco each Spring (April to June).  Information on these programs, the certificate program and for course registration is available from UC Berkeley at http://www.unex.berkeley.edu/cert/hvac.html.

HVAC Ductwork and Piping Systems (X470)
This course covers the engineering fundamentals and practical considerations for the design of components and layout of HVAC systems and equipment. It is a practical course that outlines the design process for all major HVAC components commonly in use. Lectures cover the selection and specification of components such as fans, coils, filters, pumps, chillers, cooling towers, boilers, water heaters, terminal devices, and air outlets. The design of air and water distribution systems is outlined with consideration for first cost, energy costs, and other practical matters such as space and maintenance. Energy conservation measures are highlighted throughout the course and presented with consideration for energy codes, utility rebate programs, and economic evaluation. The emphasis is on commercial applications in the greater Bay Area.  The course manual was developed by the course instructors Steve Taylor and Allan Daly .  Taylor Engineering principals have been teaching this popular course through the UC Berkeley Extension Service since 1989.  This course is taught each Spring.
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HVAC System Design Considerations (X472)
This course covers HVAC design applications including: HVAC system selection; HVAC system analysis; indoor air quality (IAQ); energy conservation; life cycle-cost analysis; commissioning; and other topics.
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Temperature Controls for Heating and Air Conditioning Systems (X473)
This course covers the design and commissioning of control systems including topics on pneumatic, electric and DDC controls; sensors and control devices; development of point lists; energy efficient control sequences; open control protocols; issues for control retrofits; control system performance verification; and other topics.  The course manual is the ASHRAE Self-Directed Learning Course on HVAC Controls with supplemental notes by the instructor Steve Taylor.  Taylor Engineering principals have been teaching this popular course since 2004.  This course is taught each Spring.
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