Data Center Facilities and HVAC Design

CPD Courses and Further Learning in

(1) Mission-Critical (Data Center) Facilities Design & Infrastructure Engineering
(2) Electrical Design for Mission Critical Supply
(3) Air Conditioning System Design for Critical Infrastructure
(4) Project Management for Critical Facilities: From Design to Commissioning


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.

Part 1 - Mission-Critical (Data Center) Facilities Design and Infrastructure Engineering (2-day)

- Data Center / Critical Infrastructure Overview and Definition
- International Codes and Standards (TIA and Tier)
- Network and Structure
- IT Strategy
- Cabinet Layout
- Raised Floor System
- Telecommunication Backbones, Redundancy, Sizing and Planning
- Fiber and Optical System Design
- Fiber and Optical Cable Components
- Copper System Design and High Speed Ethernet
- Copper Cabling Components
- Cable Distribution, Layout and Management
- Cooling - Cooling Topologies, Chiller, CRAC, Cooling Towers, Hot / Cold Aisle, etc.
- Power - High / Low Power, Switch System, UPS, Transformers, Fuel Tanks, Generators, etc.
- Earthing / Grounding and Bonding
- Electromagnetic Interference / Electromagnetic Pulse (EMI / EMP)
- Environmental Management System (EMS)
- Fire Protection System
- Physical Security


Part 2 - Electrical Design for Mission Critical Supply (2-day)

- Concept on primary supply and secondary supply
- Power flow in mission critical supply system
- Features of major equipment for critical supply :

* Uninterrupted power supply and power storage
* Backup generator
* Automatic transfer switch
* Static transfer switch
* Isolation transformer

- Efficiency assessment
- Power quality review
- Configuration diagram of critical supply (N+1 / 2N) design & analysis
- Review of cable sizing to incorporate harmonics content
- Earthing system design
- Testing and commissioning requirements
- Brief of Systems Merging Appraisal Test (SMAT)


Part 3 - 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



Part 4 - Project Management for Data Center & Critical Facilities: From Design to Commissioning (2-day)

- Reviewing the Project Management Basics

* Planning and Programming a Successful Project for Mission-critical Purposes
* Managing a Project on Time, Cost and Quality

- Contract Management for Data Center Design and Build
- Roles and Responsibilities
- Liaising with Clients (Facility Owners, Project Owners, etc.)
- Liaising with Stakeholders
- Liaising with Design Consultants / Architect
- Managing Facilities / Services Suppliers
- Managing Contractors
- Assessing the Project Progression and Status Meetings
- Conflicts Management
- Change Management and Accommodation
- Project Handover, Testing and Commissioning
- Cases Study


Registration Details

Course Dates

Part 1 -
Mission-Critical Facilities Design & Infrastructure Engineering

Schedule to be announced very soon (2-day)

Part 2 -
Electrical Design for Mission Critical Supply

Schedule to be announced very soon (2-day)

Part 3 -
Air Conditioning System Design for Critical Infrastructure

Schedule to be announced very soon (2-day)

Part 4 -
Project Management for Critical Facilities from Design to Commissioning

Schedule to be announced very soon (2-day)

Language Cantonese (with English course materials); or
English (for overseas or non-Cantonese-speaking participants)
Time 10:00 am ~ 5:30 pm
Venue Rm. 2602, 26/F., APM BEA Tower, Millennium City Phase 5 (Exit A2, Kwun Tong MTR Station)

Special arrangement during the pandemic period:-

  1. Participants should make sure they do not have any symptom of Common Cold / COVID-19 (fever, malaise, cough, nasal congestion and headache, etc.)
  2. Check body temperature and clean the hands with sanitizer
  3. Wear mask throughout the course
  4. Keep distance from the others
  5. No eating or drinking
  6. Drinking water machine will be unavailable
  7. All visitors are required to scan the venue QR code via "LeaveHomeSafe" mobile app and comply the government vaccine pass requirement.
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$4,700 per head (10% Early Bird Discount Available)
Special Rate: HK$4,030 per head applies for

(1) HKIE / CIBSE or all professional membership classes in engineering; or
(2) more than 1 enrollment made at the same time

Enrollment Online Registration or Download Application Form

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).

Should you have any enquiry, please feel free to contact (852) 2117 3893 / Kindly visit our website ( for other technical training seminars.

Experienced Speakers

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

Ir C.K. Chan


Ir Dr. Samuel K. P. Lip


Mr. Ian Ip

BSc (Hons), MSc, CEng, MCIBSE

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