Case Studies

Case Studies June 20, 2019

Case study: Hospital patient tower

Heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems, along with electrical and technology systems, were carefully designed in a new hospital patient building.

By Richard A. Vedvik, PE, IMEG Corp., Rock Island, Ill.
Case Studies March 7, 2019

Case study: Chiller plant gets an update

A corporate campus reviewed its chiller’s performance data to determine what updates were needed. Metering and instrumentation helped achieve the engineer’s goals.

By Stacey Ayuthia, PE, LEED AP, NV5, Verona, Wis.
Case Studies February 1, 2019

Case study: HVAC system conversion includes remote monitoring

A government facility’s HVAC system was overhauled to make it more efficient and cost-effective.

By Randy Schrecengost, PE, CEM, Stanley Consultants, Austin, Texas
Case Studies February 1, 2019

Case study: Flexible, reliable HVAC system

A quiet, efficient, and flexible HVAC system replaced an older one in this government office building.

By Randy Schrecengost, PE, CEM, Stanley Consultants, Austin, Texas
Case Studies January 10, 2019

Case study: School boiler replacement

A Nebraska school district embraced outside-the-box HVAC design to connect existing facilities and new construction into an efficient engineering solution.

By Todd Mack, PE, DLR Group, Omaha, Neb.
Case Studies December 20, 2018

Case Study: Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center, Gilbert, Ariz.

Challenge: Provide exceptional illumination within energy-consumption limits and dark-sky guidelines.

By Robert J. Garra Jr., PE
Case Studies October 31, 2018

Case study: Hospital HVAC system benefits from IPD

A new and existing hospital building were delivered using IPD.

By Laurence V. Wilson, PE, ASHRAE HFDP, LEED AP, CDT
Case Studies October 22, 2018

Case study: Collaborative delivery serves U.S. Coast Guard well

A U.S. Coast Guard multimission building and vessel-support facility project required a revised site plan, ultimately benefitting the project’s overall outcome.

By Matthew Goss, Mario Vecchiarello, Kurt Van Heiningen
Case Studies October 18, 2018

Case study: IPD at work in health care

Collaboration between engineers and contractors leads to waste elimination and cost savings.

By Mike Zorich, PE, LEED AP; and Dave Pflipsen, PE, LEED AP
Case Studies October 17, 2018

Case study: Harnessing IPD to fast-track a replacement hospital

Bayhealth is central and southern Delaware’s largest health care system. The new health care campus anchors its services by hosting an inpatient acute care hospital as well as an adjoining ambulatory care center to create a community-focused health village (see Figure 3). At the onset of the project, Bayhealth made its goal clear: deliver the hospital at least 3 months earlier than comparable health care projects. Integrated project delivery (IPD) helped the team deliver a high-quality hospital below cost and ahead of traditional schedules.

By Robert J. Garra Jr., PE