Hospitality Facilities Environmental Systems
Course Description and Purpose
A comprehensive survey of engineering, maintenance and efficiency controls in hotels, restaurants and institutions. The course discusses and emphasizes the importance of Sustainability and Resource Conservation in Operations Facilities Engineering Management. This course provides hospitality managers and students with the information they need to know to manage the physical plant of a hotel or restaurant and work effectively with the engineering and maintenance department. The course also prepares managers for responsible, educated, effective and efficient management of the physical plant demands; especially in the areas of energy, water and waste as related to their impact on the environment and facilities management.
Global Learning Student Learning Outcomes
Technical Requirements and Skills
One of the greatest barriers to taking an online course is a lack of basic computer literacy. By computer literacy, we mean being able to manage and organize computer files efficiently and learning to use your computer's operating system and software quickly and easily. Keep in mind that this is not a computer literacy course, but students enrolled in online courses are expected to have moderate proficiency using a computer. Please go to the What's Required webpage to find out more information on this subject.
Please visit our Technical Requirements webpage for additional information.
Accessibility and Accommodation
The Disability Resource Center collaborates with students, faculty, staff, and community members to create diverse learning environments that are usable, equitable, inclusive, and sustainable. The DRC provides FIU students with disabilities the necessary support to successfully complete their education and participate in activities available to all students. If you have a diagnosed disability and plan to utilize academic accommodations, please contact the Center at 305-348-3532 or visit them at the Graham Center GC 190.
For additional assistance please contact FIU's Disability Resource Center.
Web Accessibility Statements for Partners and Vendors
Please visit our ADA Compliance webpage for additional information about accessibility involving the tools used in this course.
Academic Misconduct Statement
Florida International University is a community dedicated to generating and imparting knowledge through excellent teaching and research, the rigorous and respectful exchange of ideas, and community service. All students should respect the right of others to have an equitable opportunity to learn and honestly demonstrate the quality of their learning. Therefore, all students are expected to adhere to a standard of academic conduct, which demonstrates respect for themselves, their fellow students, and the educational mission of the University. All students are deemed by the University to understand that if they are found responsible for academic misconduct, they will be subject to the Academic Misconduct procedures and sanctions, as outlined in the Student Conduct and Honor Code. Academic Misconduct includes:
Panthers Care & Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
If you are looking for help for yourself or a fellow classmate, Panthers Care encourages you to express any concerns you may come across as it relates to any personal behavior concerns or worries you have, for the classmate’s well-being or yours; you are encouraged to share your concerns with FIU’s Panthers Care website.
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) offers free and confidential help for anxiety, depression, stress, and other concerns that life brings. Professional counselors are available for same-day appointments. Don’t wait to call (305) 348-2277 to set up a time to talk or visit the online self-help portal.
This course will serve to embrace the diversity and inclusivity found within Florida International University. We appreciate and respect diversity, equality, equity, cooperativeness, community, and sustainability within our online courses. We are committed to the ongoing education of our students and their participation within the course regardless of gender, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, geographical location, religion, and disability. We strive in encouraging collaboration by preparing our students to value the differences in others. At the core of our intentions is the encouragement of acceptance and appreciation of differences within our student population and community.
Textbook and Course Materials
Hospitality Facilities Management and Design (4th Edition)
David M Stipanuk
Educational Institute of the American Hotel Motel Assoc, 2015
November 1st, 2015
Expectations of This Course
This is an online course, which means most (if not all) of the course work will be conducted online. Expectations for performance in an online course are the same for a traditional course. In fact, online courses require a degree of self-motivation, self-discipline, and technology skills which can make these courses more demanding for some students.
Students are expected to:
The instructor will:
Keep in mind that your discussion forum postings will likely be seen by other members of the course. Care should be taken when determining what to post.
Discussion Forum Expectations:
In order to mitigate any issues with your computer and online assessments, it is very important that you take the "Practice Quiz" from each computer you will be using to take your graded quizzes and exams. It is your responsibility to make sure your computer meets the minimum hardware requirements.
All assessments will auto-submit when (1) the timer runs out OR (2) the closing date/time is reached, whichever happens first. For example, if a quiz has a closing time of 5:00 pm but the student begins the exam at 4:55 pm, the student will only have 5 minutes to complete the quiz.
Assessments in this course are not compatible with mobile devices and should not be taken through a mobile phone or a tablet. If you need further assistance please contact FIU Canvas Help Team.
|Course Requirements||Number of Items||Points for Each||Total Points Available||Weight|
|Date||Class Session||Class Topics||Assignments/Activities|
|January 10 - January 14||Class Session 1|
Climate Change/ Sustainability
|January 17 - January 21||Class Session 2|
UN 17 Sustainable Development Goals
|January 24 - January 28||Class Session 3||POMEC Budget Problem|
Language of Facilities Management
|1. Read Chapter 1:|
2. Role Cost Management
POMEC Budget Problem
3. Facilities Terms: Power Point Presentation
|January 31 -February 4||Class Session 4|
1. Read Chapter 3
2. Zero Waste Event Discussion Assignment
3. View Guest Speaker
February 7- February 11
|Class Session 5|
Team Project Assignment
AHLA Green Guidelines
This is a *P project
|February 14- February 18||Class Session 6|
Water and Wastewater
Building Management Webinar
1. Read Chapter 5 Water
2. Team Project Proposal Due
3. View Webinar Assignment recorded
|February 21- February 25||Class Session 7|
|February 28-March 5||SPRING BREAK||NO ASSIGNMENTS|
|March 7-March 11||Class Session 8|
Laundry Reuse Problem
Water Calculation Problem
|Class Session 9|
|Class Session 10|
Renewable Resources Reading
|March 28-April 1||Class Session 11|
Carbon EmissionsHeating Cooling and Ventilation Systems
1. Class Canvas Access to Schneider University Assignment
2. View Carbon Emissions Presentation
3. On Line Quiz 14. Read Chapter 7 HVAC
3. On Line Quiz 2
|April 4 -|
|Class Session 12|
|1. Test 2: Chapters 5,6,9 & 11 Water Calculation & Laundry Calculation Problems Schneider Electric Carbon Emissions|
|Class Session 13|
*P Green Lodging Team Projects DUE
Safety & SecurityLighting Systems
1. The COMPLETE Team Projects are due on these dates.
2. Read Chapter 4: Safety & Security
3. On Line Quiz 34. Read Chapter 8: Lighting Systems
5. Light Bulb Retrofit 6. Valuation Problem
6. OnLine Quiz 4
|Class Session 14|
Renovation and Capital Improvements
The Little Nell Guest Speaker
1. Green Lodging Student Evaluation Assignment
2. Read Chapter 12 Renovation & Capital Improvements
3 Student Survey Assignment worth 5 points
4. Study for Final Exam
5. On line QUIZ 5
|Class Session 15|