Course detail

Management and Control of HVAC

FAST-NTA038Acad. year: 2023/2024

Learning outcomes of the course unit subject will be familiarized with basic technical principles of design of measurement and regulation systems for operation of residential and civil engineering buildings. It will provide a basic overview of the current systems of methods and principles of control systems. The course presents the basics of measurement of physical quantities and their subsequent use for regulation of ventilation, cooling and heating systems.

Language of instruction


Number of ECTS credits


Mode of study

Not applicable.


Institute of Building Services (TZB)

Entry knowledge

Knowledge on the subject of the wiring
Knowledge of design of sanitary equipment, heating and ventilation
Basic knowledge of energy concepts of buildings
Knowledge of building physics

Rules for evaluation and completion of the course

Extent and forms are specified by guarantor’s regulation updated for every academic year.


Not applicable.

Study aids

Not applicable.

Prerequisites and corequisites

Not applicable.

Basic literature

BAŠTA, Jiří. Regulace v technice prostředí staveb. Praha: České vysoké učení technické v Praze, 2014. ISBN 978-80-01-05455-0.


ŠVARC, Ivan. Automatické řízení. Vyd. 2. Brno: Akademické nakladatelství CERM, 2011. ISBN 978-80-214-4398-3.


MALÝ, Martin. Hradla, volty, jednočipy: úvod do bastlení. Praha: CZ.NIC, z.s.p.o., 2017. CZ.NIC. ISBN 978-80-88168-23-2.


VALTER, Jaroslav. Regulace v praxi, aneb, Jak to dělám já. Praha: BEN - technická literatura, 2010. ISBN 978-80-7300-256-5.


ROUBAL, Jiří a Petr HUŠEK. Regulační technika v příkladech. Praha: BEN - technická literatura, 2011. ISBN 9788073002602.


Recommended reading

Not applicable.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme NPC-EVB Master's, 1. year of study, winter semester, compulsory

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


Introduction, physical laws in electrotechnics and calculations Low-voltage equipment and wiring Basic measurement and control systems Elements and components for control circuits Technical drawings in electrical engineering and light-current distribution Measurement of electrical and non-electric quantities Automation, optimization and propositional logic Regulators and actuators Design of control circuits Superior systems of measurement and regulation, design, utilization Control systems for air handling equipment Control systems for thermal systems Operation and maintenance of ventilation, cooling and heat systems


13 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


Design of power cables, cables and circuit breakers Introduction to regulator programming Measuring and regulating sensors Measuring and regulating actuators Practical examples of wiring of control circuits Independent practice with input and output quantities of control circuits Calculation of uncertainties in the measurement of the practically measured quantities Selection of the controller for the specified number of sensed and control quantities Logic circuits, divisions and applications Control scheme of measurement and control system, drawing Diagram of measurement and control system for ventilation Diagram of measurement system and heating control Final check and credit