Considering a degree designing large-scale construction projects? Ranken’s Building Systems Engineering Technology program provides hands-on training using computer-aided drafting and 3D modeling techniques to design the mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) systems.

Does a career in building systems engineering sound right for you?

Building Systems Engineering (6)You’re the kind of person who looks at a large, complex project and wants to know how each piece works.

You have a pragmatic, analytical mind. You don’t just want to make things work –your projects are models of efficiency.
You like the challenge of figuring out how to make different systems fit together seamlessly.

Does this sound like you? If so, a degree in Building Systems Engineering Technology could be the path to a successful and rewarding career. As a building systems technician, you will ensure the reliable and efficient performance of increasingly  high-tech mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) systems.

Why choose Ranken for MEP training?

Building Systems Engineering (3)Building systems engineers use computer-aided drafting and 3D modeling techniques to design the mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) systems for large-scale construction projects.

These skilled technicians design the building systems for complex facilities, adhering to national codes and anticipating challenges in the construction process. They may collaborate with engineers or work with mechanical contractors in the design and construction of building systems.

Instruction includes computer-aided design (CAD), building information modeling (BIM), load and energy calculations, air distribution systems, hydronic and steam systems and lighting design. Students use industry-standard software, including the latest versions of AutoCAD® and Autodesk® Revit®, to conceptualize and develop building plans.

Sustainability and environmental regulations are emphasized throughout the curriculum. In addition, Building Systems Engineering Technology graduates learn to design building projects in accordance with the National Electric Code and Uniform Plumbing Code.

John D. Baldwin

Instructor, Full Time

Building Systems Engineering Technology

Daniel J. Stevens

Instructor, Full Time

Building Systems Engineering Technology

Students enrolled in Ranken’s Building Systems Engineering Technology program are trained to design, analyze and provide estimates for the following building systems:

  • Mechanical, electrical and piping (MEP)
  • Heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR)
  • Commercial piping and plumbing
  • Lighting systems
  • Life safety/fire sprinkler systems

Brett Stockman

Department: Alumni Construction
Residential Service 2nd year Apprentice @ E&M Plumbing

2019 Plumbing Technology Certificate
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Amanda Blazer

Department: Alumni Construction
Water Restoration Technician @ Woodard Cleaning & Restoration

December 2019 Carpentry Maintenance Certificate
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Ryley Wallin

Department: Alumni Construction
Plumbing Apprentice @ Beloman Services

May 2019 Plumbing Technology Certificate
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Chris Richardson

Department: Alumni Construction
Plumbing Apprentice @ Grasse and Associates

May 2019 Plumbing Technology Certificate
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Ashley Hammock

Department: Alumni Construction
Drafting Technician @ Jeff Day & Associates

December 2018 Architectural Technology
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Dale McCrackin

Department: Alumni Construction
Controls Technician @ The CTS Group

May 2019 Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Technology
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Andrew Poetz

Department: Alumni Construction
Plumbing Apprentice @ Beis Plumbing

May 2020 Plumbing Technology Certificate
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Andrew Stephens

Department: Alumni Construction
Plumbing Apprentice @ Beloman Services

May 2020 Plumbing Technology Certificate
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Andre Hickman

Department: Alumni Construction
Plumbing Apprentice @ Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 562

May 2020 Plumbing Technology Certificate
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Jake Aurelio

Department: Alumni Construction
Carpenter @ Pfund Construction

May 2020 Carpentry and Construction Technology
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