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Professor Information

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Instructor

Mohammad Qureshi, MS, CHE, CHIA

Office

HM 216 (BBC Campus)

E-mail

qureshi@fiu.edu

phone

(305) 919-4563

Office Hours

By Appointment

Turn Around Time

Within 24 hours

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.

Course Objectives

Global Learning Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Students will be able to detect the distinctive and common qualities between their own perspective and the perspectives of others.
  2. Students will be able to assemble a multi-perspective analysis of an issue.
  3. Students will be able to discuss prevailing world conditions associated with local, global, international, and intercultural issues, trends and systems.
  4. Students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the interrelatedness of local, global, international, and intercultural issues, trends and systems.
  5. Students will demonstrate a willingness to accept shared responsibility for solving local, global, international and intercultural problems.
  6. Students will demonstrate a willingness to address local, global, international and intercultural problems by taking action within the context of their own lives.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course students should be able to:

  1. Explain the goals and objectives of Hotel Engineering Management.
  2. Identify theoretical aspects of utility systems, energy conservation, mechanical equipment, building systems.
  3. Describe the organization and management of a maintenance department and types of maintenance.
    Identify the two primary categories of facility operating costs, the components of each category, and various factors that affect those costs.
  4. Identify resource conservation methods for water, energy and waste management as related to hotel and restaurant operations and the financial value of these efforts to the business.
  5. Describe the basics of HVAC, Electrical, Water and Sewer, Refrigeration and Illumination systems.
  6. Discuss basic statistics to help make decision regarding energy conservation", ”maintenance optimization”, "bench-marking", "profitability", “capital project evaluation”, “life cycle costing” "time-value-of-money"
  7. Describe the process of Lodging Facility Planning and Design including Hospitality Building Structure, Finishes and Site. 
  8. Explain the impact of green management operational activity savings in facilities management on the bottom line.

Important Information

FIU Covid-19/Delta Variant Repopulation 

As cases and hospitalizations due to the Delta variant continue to increase in our community, we must unite and take necessary steps to prevent further spread. 

  1. Daily and before arriving to campus, complete the P3 app. If you are not given the green check mark to enter campus, then return home, and contact me by email.
  2. Please check your FIU email account and your Canvas course at least once a day.  Email and Canvas are the best ways for the university, and your professors, to contact you.
  3. If you do not feel well, have tested positive for COVID-19, or have been in contact with a person with COVID-19 while not yet being fully vaccinated, please do not come to class, immediately complete the P3 app to notify the COVID Response Team or call them at 305-348-1919, and contact me by email as soon as you can. In order to receive an excused absence for P3 failure/COVID-19, you must contact the COVID Response Team at 305-348-1919.  If you are directed to isolate or quarantine because of COVID-19, your absences will be considered excused. The make-up policies are outlined in this syllabus.
  4. Per recent CDC guidelines, a vaccinated, asymptomatic individual exposed to a COVID-19 positive person does not need to isolate or quarantine. Nevertheless, it is strongly encouraged to continue to wear a mask. Furthermore, it is recommended to get tested 3-5 days after a known exposure. However, if at any time you become symptomatic, you need to test immediately. If the test returns positive, you will need to follow the COVID-19 positive protocol at that time.
    1. “Asymptomatic” means (of a condition or a person) producing or showing no symptoms.
    2. “Symptomatic” means exhibiting or involving symptoms.
    3. People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. Anyone can have mild to severe symptoms. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:
      • Fever or chills
      • Cough
      • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
      • Fatigue
      • Muscle or body aches
      • Headache
      • New loss of taste or smell
      • Sore throat
      • Congestion or runny nose
      • Nausea or vomiting
      • Diarrhea
  5. Please take every precaution to keep yourself and others healthy. Per CDC guidelines, you are encouraged to get vaccinated and strongly advised to wear a mask indoors and in public including all FIU facilities.  
  6. Missing excessive days may lead to failing a class or a grade of incomplete.
  7. For me to assist you in achieving your goals, it is important for you to contact me as soon as you experience any events that might disrupt your course participation. For up-to-date information about COVID-19, please see the repopulation.fiu.edu FAQs.
  8. Please be advised that class content may be subject to streaming or course capture for future access by students in this course. Your attendance/participation in this course constitutes consent to such recording. 

Policies

Please review the FIU's Policies webpage. The policies webpage contains essential information regarding guidelines relevant to all courses at FIU, as well as additional information about acceptable netiquette for online courses. For additional information, please visit FIU's Policy and Procedure Library.

 As a member of the FIU community you are expected to be knowledgeable about the behavioral expectations set forth in the FIU Student Conduct and Honor Code.

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.

Privacy Policy Statements for Partners and Vendors

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:

Cheating

  • The unauthorized use of any materials, information, study aids or assistance from another person on any academic assignment or exercise, unless explicitly authorized by the course Instructor; 
  • Assisting another student in the unauthorized use of any materials, information, study aids, unless explicitly authorized by the Instructor; and 
  • Having a substitute complete any academic assignment or completing an academic assignment for someone else, either paid or unpaid; and

Plagiarism

  • The deliberate use and appropriation of another are work without any indication of the source and the representation of such work as the Student's own.
  • Assisting another student in the deliberate use and appropriation of another’s work without any indication of the source and the representation of such work as the student’s own. 

Learn more about the academic integrity policies and procedures as well as student resources that can help you prepare for a successful semester.

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.

Inclusivity Statement

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.

Course Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this course.

Proctored Exam Policy

Please note that the information contained in this section applies only if your course requires a proctored exam.

Through a careful examination of this syllabus, it is the student’s responsibility to determine whether this online course requires proctored exams. Please visit our Student Proctored Exam Instructions. webpage for important information concerning proctored exams, proctoring centers, and important forms.

Textbook and Course Materials

Hospitality Facilities Management and Design (4th Edition)
title : 

Hospitality Facilities Management and Design (4th Edition)

authors : 

David M Stipanuk

publisher : 

Educational Institute of the American Hotel Motel Association, 

publish date : 

2015

isbn 10 : 

Textbook ISBN-10: 0866124764 

isbn 13 : 

 ISBN-13: 978-0-86612-476-8 

notes : 
Textbook Notes
additional notes : 
Textbook Additional Notes
Textbook Description

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:

  • review the getting started page located in the course modules;
  • introduce yourself to the class during the first week by posting a self-introduction in the appropriate discussion;
  • take the practice quiz to ensure that your computer is compatible with the learning management system, Canvas;
  • interact online with instructor and peers;
  • review and follow the course calendar and weekly outlines;
  • log in to the course 3 times per week;
  • respond to discussions by the due date specified. No late work will be accepted; 
  • respond to emails within 2 days; 
  • submit assignments by the corresponding deadline

The instructor will:

  • log in to the course 3 week;
  • respond to discussion postings within 2 days of the deadline
  • respond to emails within 24 hours
  • grade assignments within 2 days of the assignment deadline.

Course Detail

Course Communication

Communication in this course will take place via the Canvas Inbox. Check out the Canvas Conversations Tutorial or Canvas Guide to learn how to communicate with your instructor and peers using Announcements, Discussions, and the Inbox. I will respond to all correspondences within 24 hours.

Discussion Forums

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.
In the discussion area of the course you, as a student, can interact with your instructor and classmates to explore questions and comments related to the content of this course. Discussions will always close Sunday, 11:00 P.M. The new week will start on Monday at 12:00 M (Monday morning) and end on Sunday at 11:00 PM. There will be 6 discussions during the term and you will be graded on them.  A successful student in hybrid/online education is one who takes an active role in the learning process. You are therefore encouraged to participate in the discussion areas to enhance your learning experience throughout each week. We will be discussing real world topics dealing with the subject(s) of the week and also practice and theory problems that will reinforce the material.

The discussions will be graded for:

  1. Frequency— number and regularity of your discussion comments. Students are expected to log into the course and post (respond) substantively in the discussion topics on a minimum of two separate days per week in each graded discussionbeginning no later than Wednesday.
  2. Quality—content of your contributions. Examples of quality posts include:
  • providing additional information
  • elaborating on previous comments from others
  • presenting explanations of concepts or methods to help fellow students
    • Full credit is awarded when both high quality and required frequency are met.
  • Please do not just write/post that “I agree or good post “alone. Explain why you agree, elaborate on the post that you are commenting.
  • A discussion rubric will be made available every week in order to help you earned the maximum possible weekly points in this area. See the rubric below:

Discussion Forum Rubric

PointsParticipation
5 points
Started posting substantively before Thursday of the week. In addition, at least 2 entries were substantive, non-repetitive, made on two different days, and added to the discussion.
4 points
Started posting substantively after Wednesday of the week. In addition, at least 2 entries were substantive, non-repetitive, made on two different days, and added to the discussion.
3 points

You posted only once during the week and the entry was made before Thursday. The entry was substantive and added to the discussion.

3 points
Started posting substantively before Thursday of the week. However, the entries (at least two) were brief one- liners, repetitive, and/or did not add to the discussion.
3 points
You posted multiple substantive entries. However, these entries were made on a single day.
2 points

Started posting substantively after Wednesday of the week. However, the entries were brief one-liners, repetitive, and/or did not add to the discussion.

2 points
You posted only once during the week and made it before Thursday. However, the entry was a brief one-liner, repetitive, and/or did not add to the discussion.
1 points
You posted only once during the week but started after Wednesday regardless of whether or not the entry was substantive.
0 point
No entries were made during the week

Assessments

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.

Homework Assignments: There are five homework assignments they are designed to assist you better understanding of course material and the learning objectives. Attempting and completing these assignments will give you insight into better management of Hotel’s engineering department. I will provide helpful hints via Announcements. Homework assignments must be completed and uploaded into Canvas messaging by due date.  Following rubric will be used in assigning points to these assignments.  


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.

Homework Assignments Rubric

PointsHomework Assignments 
14 points
Answered all questions exact answers with calculations shown on the pages next to the questions.
12 points
Answered all questions with 80% correct answers with calculations shown on the pages next to the questions.
10 points
Answered all questions with 70% correct answers with calculations shown on the pages next to the questions
8 Points
Answered all questions with 60% correct answers with calculations shown on the pages next to the questions
6 points
Answered all questions with 70% correct answers without any calculations.
4 points
Answered 50 % of the questions with 70% accuracy and no calculations shown.
2 points
Answered 50 % of the questions with 40% accuracy and no calculations shown.
0 Points No Submission

Grading

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Course RequirementsNumber of ItemsPoints for EachTotal Points AvailableWeight

Online Quizzes

12

1012026.67%

Tests (mid terms)

25010022.22%

Final Exam


110010022.22%

Homework


5147015.55%
Discussions
1256013.34%

Total




450100%

Grading Breakdown

LetterRange%LetterRange %LetterRange %
A93 or AboveB83-86C70-76
A-90-92B-80-82D69-69
B+87-89C+77-79F59 or less

Course Calendar

DateClass TopicsAssignments/Activities
August 23-29

Course Introduction

Chapter 1

The Role, Cost, and Management of Hospitality Facilities

1. Power Point Chapter 

2. Research article Hospitality Facilities Management

 3. Discussion #1

4. Quiz #1

August 30-Sep 5th  

Chapter 2

Hospitality Facilities Management Tools, Techniques, and Trends


1. Power Point Chapter 2

2. HW#1 

3. Discussion #2

 4. Quiz #2

September 6--12

Read Chapter 3: 

Waste Management

Environmental and Sustainability Management

  1. Power Point Chapter 3
  2.  Discussion #3
  3. Quiz #3
September 13-19

Read Chapter 4

Safety and Security Systems

1. Power Point Chapter 4

2.  Discussion # 4

3. Quiz #4

September 20--26

Test #1 in Canvas
September 27--Oct 3

Read Chapter 5

Water and Wastewater

1. Power Point Chapter 5

2. HW #2 Water and Wastewater System

3. Quiz #5

 4. Discussion #5

October 4--10

Read Chapter 6

Electrical System


1. Power Point Chapter 6

2. Quiz #6

3. Discussion #6

October 11--17

Read Chapter 7

Heating, ventilating and Air Conditioning


1. Power Points Chapter 7

 2. HW# 3

3. Quiz #7

4. Discussion #7

October 18- 24

Chapter 8 Lighting

Read Chapter 8: Lighting Systems

  1. Power Point Chapter 8
  2. HW# 4--Lighting Cost and Consumption
  3.  Discussion #8
  4. Quiz #8
October  25--31

Chapter 9 Laundry System 

Read Chapter 9: Laundry Systems


Power Points Chapter 9

2. Laundry Reuse and Water Fixture Problem HW#5

3. Discussion #9

Quiz #9

November 1--7

Test 2 in Canvas
November 8--14
Chapter 10 Buildings Structures, Finishes and Site

1.Power Point Chapter 10

2. Quiz #10

3. Discussion #10

November 15--21
Chapter 11-Facility/Lodging Planning and Design
  1. Chapter 11 Power Point
  2. Quiz #11
  3. Discussion #11
November 22-28
Chapter 12-Renovation and Capital Projects
  1. Chapter 12 Power Point
  2. Quiz #12
  3. Discussion #12
November 29--December 4
Final Exam in Canvas
Final Exam

Assignments

22.22% of Total
Due Sep 26 2021 at 11:59 pm | 94 pts
Due Nov 07 2021 at 11:59 pm | 100 pts
22.22% of Total
Due Dec 04 2021 at 11:59 pm | 100 pts
15.55% of Total
Due Sep 05 2021 at 11:59 pm | 14 pts
Due Oct 03 2021 at 11:59 pm | 14 pts
Due Oct 17 2021 at 11:59 pm | 14 pts
Due Oct 24 2021 at 11:59 pm | 14 pts
Due Oct 31 2021 at 11:59 pm | 14 pts
26.67% of Total
Due Aug 29 2021 at 11:59 pm | 10 pts
Due Sep 05 2021 at 11:59 pm | 10 pts
Due Sep 12 2021 at 11:59 pm | 10 pts
Due Sep 19 2021 at 11:59 pm | 10 pts
Due Oct 03 2021 at 11:59 pm | 10 pts
Due Oct 10 2021 at 11:59 pm | 10 pts
Due Oct 17 2021 at 11:59 pm | 7 pts
Due Oct 24 2021 at 11:59 pm | 10 pts
Due Oct 31 2021 at 11:59 pm | 10 pts
Due Nov 14 2021 at 11:59 pm | 10 pts
Due Nov 21 2021 at 11:59 pm | 7 pts
Due Nov 28 2021 at 11:59 pm | 10 pts
13.34% of Total
Due Aug 29 2021 at 11:59 pm | 5 pts
Due Sep 05 2021 at 11:59 pm | 5 pts
Due Sep 12 2021 at 11:59 pm | 5 pts
Due Sep 19 2021 at 11:59 pm | 5 pts
Due Oct 03 2021 at 11:59 pm | 5 pts
Due Oct 10 2021 at 11:59 pm | 5 pts
Due Oct 17 2021 at 11:59 pm | 5 pts
Due Oct 24 2021 at 11:59 pm | 5 pts
Due Oct 31 2021 at 11:59 pm | 5 pts
Due Nov 14 2021 at 11:59 pm | 5 pts
Due Nov 21 2021 at 11:59 pm | 5 pts
Due Nov 28 2021 at 11:59 pm | 5 pts

Zoom Video Conference 

Zoom is a video conference tool that you can use to interact with your professor and fellow students by sharing screens, chatting, broadcasting live video/audio, and taking part in other interactive online activities. We will be utilizing this tool to conduct [insert meeting purpose here].

Zoom Meetings will be held on the following dates/time:

  • Meeting 1: Date/Start Time – End Time
  • Meeting 2: Date/Start Time – End Time
  • Meeting 3: Date/Start Time – End Time

Zoom meetings can be accessed via the Zoom link in the course navigation menu. Once you click on the Zoom link, it will route you to join the meeting for the respective class session. You will also be able to view upcoming meetings, previous meetings that you have already joined, and meeting recordings. Before joining an actual class session:

If you encounter any technical difficulties, please contact the FIU Canvas Help Team. Please ensure you contact support immediately upon the issue occurring.

Grading

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Course Requirements
Number of Items
Points for Each
Total Points Available
Weight
Quizzes
35020025%
Exams
220040025%
Discussion/Participation
110010025%
Assignments
310030025%
Total
10N/A1000100%

Grading Schema

Name From To
A
100%
95%
A-
< 95%
90%
B+
< 90%
87%
B
< 87%
83%
B-
< 83%
80%
C+
< 80%
77%
C
< 77%
70%
D
< 70%
60%
F
< 60%
0%

Course Calendar

Modules

Weekly Schedule

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