Redesign the Optical and Nursing College Building

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Saleh, Mariam
Staiti, Haya
Hamdan, Deena
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Our Project is about redesign the "Optical and nursing College Building" at An-Najah National University in Nablus. This building will be redesigned based on the requirements of the Green Building Guidelines for Palestine. In this project, we will concentrate on improving building performance in energy, water and material and indoor environment. In addition to that, the building will be in harmony with its neighbourhood with minimal pollution to the environment including noise generation. The work on this projecthas been done in two semesters in academic year 2017\2018. - In the first semester: • Collecting information about the building to make full study and performance analysis. • Study on the environmental sides of the location for building. • Full analysis of the architectural plans to evaluate its compliance with standards. • Make simulation analysis for thermal, acoustical, lighting and electromechanical systems as exist to evaluate its performance. - In the second semester: Depending on the information collected in the first semester and analysis results, we will redesign the building to achieve the followings: • Improving and finishing of architectural designs. • Improving thermal & environmental (Day light, Lighting and Acoustics) performance of the building. • Conduct full structural design of the building including seismic design. • Design the other systems like mechanical, electrical…etc. (Integration the design). Codes and specifications that are taken into account: 1- ACI 318-2014, in structural design 2- ASHREA 2009, in mechanical design 3- NEC 2008 , in electrical design 4- Neufert Architects` Data, Fourth Edition 4th Edition, 2012, Wiley-Blackwell 5- ASHRAE code 90.2 Green Buildings Guidelines - State of Palestine, PHGBC