Design and Development Centre
Design and Development play an important role in the Department's teaching and research. The Design and Development Centre (Development Centre) is consisted of two open plan design offices and a workstation room. The Development Centre occupies a total floor area of 320 m2, providing 80 student workstations with fast desktop computers. A dedicated student file server is linked to all PCs using Windows 10 Operation System. Supporting hardwares include HP laserjet printers, HP colour printers, HP colour plotter for large drawings, scanner, LCD projectors and multimedia facilities.
Many computer softwares have been acquired to facilitate teaching and research. Examples include AutoCAD, HevaComp, EnergyPlus, EcoTech, DIALux, FPETOOL, Matlab, Paladin DesignBase, HvacLoadExplorer, BMSOnline, PCSOL, TSOL, HKDLC99, OTTV, TrueView, SketchUp, SPSS, FLUENT, ANSYS … etc.
The Department’s laboratories and Design and Development Centre facilities are developed and maintained for teaching and research with continuous effort and emphasis, which strive to enhance the teaching of all the programmes in the Department.
Laboratories and the Development Centre will be accessible to students in Weekday evenings and Saturday afternoons at peak times of student project submission, subject to advance booking and arrangement.