Data Center Facilities and HVAC Design

CPD Courses and Further Learning in

Air Conditioning System Design for Critical Infrastructure


The American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) Technical Committee (TC) 9.9 has published 10 guidelines covering a wide range of mission-critical facilities design and operational issues. These ASHRAE works are also referenced in the TIA-942 data center standard.

We provide an introduction of infrastructure system that supports critical services and prepare individual to fully understand the main components that facilitate the whole system (including data centers) design & build by exploring the standards of TIA-942 , Uptime Tier Levels, etc.

Furthermore, we detail about the key challenges and consider different criteria, from design, testing, commissioning, sustainability and efficiency, of HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning) system in a data center / critical infrastructure.

You will understand the design and maintenance issues of a mission-critical supply system, from power components to distributions and efficiency.

All sections are designed for data center and facilities management, operators, building services engineers, infrastructure design professionals, etc. to enrich the relevant knowledge in critical system and data center design & build.

Air Conditioning System Design for Critical Infrastructure (2-day)


Datacom Equipment Power Trends
and Cooling Applications

- load trends and their application
- air cooling of computer equipment
- liquid cooling of computer equipment

Design Consideration

- design criteria
- HVAC load
- computer room cooling
- air distribution
- liquid cooling
- availability and redundancy
- integration with other MEP system
- controls
- computer fluid dynamics (CFD)

Testing and Commissioning

- air cleanliness test
- heat load test
- factory acceptance test
- site acceptance test
- integrated performance test (IST)

Sustainable Design

- combined heat power plant (CHP)
- solar cooling
- geothermal cooling
- evaporative cooling
- air side economizers
- desiccant unit

Energy Efficiency

- power usage effectiveness
- chilled water plant optimization
- water side and air side equipment
- part load operation
- controls and energy management
- LEED certified data center
- building energy code



Registration Details

Course Dates

12 & 13 October 2022 (Wed. & Thur.) [Round 24]


Cantonese (with English course materials); or
English (for overseas or non-Cantonese-speaking participants)


10:00 ~ 17:00



Target Audience

IT / Data Center Operations / Facilities Managers, Data Center Design Consultants, E&M Engineers, System Architects (Infrastructure), etc.

(per 2-day course)

Normal Rate: HK$4,230 per head; or HK$4,030 per head for (1) all membership classes of HKIE / CIBSE / professional organizations in engineering; or (2) HK$3,830 per head for more than 5 enrollments made at the same time


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Individual CPD / completion certificate can be granted by our experienced Chartered Engineers.

Strategic Media Asia (SMA) is one of the approved CPD course providers of the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE).

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Experienced Speakers

The course is conducted by Chartered Engineers (CEng) who help you to approach the best practices in designing and operating an energy efficient data center.

Professor Ir Dr. Lip, Samuel
Associate Professor in Chu Hai College of Higher Education,
BSc (Hons), PgDip, MSc, PhD, CEng, RPE, FCIBSE, FIMechE, FCIPHE, FIEAust (M&EColleges),

For detailed profile of the instructor team, please visit our website (

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