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A research lab fire and life safety design team determined the use of sprinklers would be used where possible
In this office building, control intent and sequence of operations for a lighting control system were created
Different arc energy reduction methods used on a standardized simple electrical system
A hospital facility reached out to provide a study of two locations within a hospital facility where medical gases were being stored
In these two examples, electrical systems are compared for a water pumping station and a wastewater treatment plant
A surgical center optimized efficiency with condensing boilers
Two case studies highlight the aspect of smart buildings
Experienced designers and contractors will choose power distribution feeders to meet the specific needs of a project
A swimming pool roof at a recreation facility required dehumidification. The facility in question was built in a town located approximately 125 miles north of Toronto, Ontario, circa 2012-2013
AEI provided mechanical, electrical, and piping/plumbing under an accelerated project schedule to meet ownership goals of being operational in just ten months.
A Houston airport renovation added switchgear for additional electrical support
An award-winning new council chamber for City of Johannesburg uses variable refrigerant flow and displacement ventilation HVAC systems
MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital emergency power upgrades
Selecting window sprinklers for fire protection
The deep freeze in Texas affected many systems, including fire sprinklers and backflow prevention devices
A theater’s rooftop units were replaced to aid in dehumidification
A vulnerability assessment uncovered gaps at a federal health care building
Referencing code and using the correct calculations will allow the design to exhaust a battery room properly
A hospital’s air handling system had to be reconfigured so that pressurization remained at the correct levels
A retrofit sprinkler system in a hospital required additional waterflow switches
By using the correct type of programming, smoke detectors initiated a supervisory signal instead of nuisance alarms
Incorporating pandemic response design into design/build hospital project
A lighting sequence of operations met energy codes in this medical building
The PGA Tour Global Home was designed with a cohesive lighting design strategy in mind
A duct-mounted UV system experiment showed bacteria was killed
New laboratory building is fully electrified to help achieve energy efficiency
Chillers, pumps, and plant controls were replaced at a high-rise commercial office building in downtown Chicago
How two standby power systems weathered a hurricane in 2004
California office building retrofit goes totally wireless
The HVAC system at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport required two new rooftop units
According to this study, there are both challenges and solutions when converting hotel rooms to hospitals
Development and operation of the combined heat and power district heating system in Jamestown, N.Y., provides energy efficiency, environmental and economic development benefits to customers
A lab expansion used IoT sensor technology to gather building data
The Central Michigan University biosciences building included a detailed controls approach
Using an office building as an example, a variable refrigerant flow system is designed to meet the owner’s needs and current standards
A manufacturing facility restructured its building automation system, which created several returns on the investment
A water treatment plant required an electrical distribution system upgrade
Engineers corrected for NFPA 110 section 7.2.3 for an existing hospital campus
A health care campus took an integrated approach to its lighting systems in its first building, a medical office building
Virtual reality can aid in the client’s experience and overall acceptance of the project’s design
The Kansas City University College of Dental Medicine created a dual-use space to meet resilient design needs
Generative design sped up a building project for a research space
For the Parkview Regional Medical Center Core Tower expansion, engineers were able to modify design to accommodate COVID-19 patients as the project was in progress
An office building renovation project included a host of considerations to retrofit the space into a smart building
A wastewater treatment plant heating system required conversion from generating low-pressure steam to heating hot water
A new heating hot water system was included in the design of a water treatment plant
A hybrid campus building’s water heater was selected using the time-based evaluation method
A company optimized capital expenditures through asset health analytics
Mechanical, electrical and plumbing infrastructure needs to be evaluated during the design phase for added resiliency, based on the client’s requirements
Well in advance of COVID-19, Silver Cross Hospital designed for resiliency measures no one could have predicted
Learning from the success of other architecture, engineering and construction firms is vital
A 372-bed replacement hospital required integration of a heat recovery chiller
The Wilshire Grand Center project includes best practices in smoke control
Using complex simulation and modeling techniques, designers were able to understand the flow of passengers through the future international arrivals facility at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport
The team had a large-scale automation project goal of integrating 121 water filtration plants
UNC REX Hospital in Raleigh, N.C., modified its buildings to mitigate the spread of the virus and prepare for an increased number of COVID-19 patients
A new mission critical facility included a water-cooled chiller plant, which served all aspects of the building
Consider the impact of infiltration and building pressurization on air systems in an office building
Various filters were selected to meet a health care facility’s filtration needs, plus meet total cost of ownership requirements
The Village of Plain Green Technology Training and Enterprise Center (G-TTEC) achieved LEED Gold certification.
The following case study examines unoccupied setback of an air handling unit dedicated to a surgery suite
A fourth-generation utility plant at Stanford University meets 88% of the campus and university hospital’s demand
This example of a manufacturing plant, lab and office building power distribution project walks through the electrical engineering decisions
Designers formulated several energy-saving strategies that can be implemented into the HVAC system design of a pharmaceutical-grade clean room suite
A historic university building underwent several updates, including to the lighting design
The Wyandot Lodge, a net zero energy building in Columbus, Ohio, found ways to correct its lighting problems through ongoing commissioning
Three transformers serve electrical loads for an office building, data center and mechanical equipment
Educational facilities need flexible, cost-effective wiring solutions
Harnessing integrated project delivery allowed the team to complete a fast-track replacement hospital
This case study documents a cyber journey and cyberrisk mitigation strategy implemented on operational technology systems in the HDR office building
An office high-rise required a fire and life safety system renovation
Two different heating systems show how different the design and specifications can be
Advocate Aurora Health’s Aurora Sheboygan Memorial Medical Center will include smart rooms and integrated building systems
A data center required robust piping to transfer chilled water for cooling
A harmonic analysis to study system operation and mitigation methods of a design-build wastewater treatment plant was conducted in April 2015 in Boston.
More than 10 years later, the lighting design still accommodates office staff
This office building client required specific ventilation rates
A new hospital is in need of a state-of-the-art, safe electrical distribution system built to last 50 years.
Thermal comfort was a key component of the Washington State Convention Center addition.
The nonprescriptive design turned out to be the better option for Seattle Opera at the Center.
A Chicago college theater renovation opted for heat recovery variable refrigerant flow systems as part of its heating and cooling plan.
An MEP firm’s experience upgrading its own office with wireless lighting controls provided insight into the potential benefits and pitfalls of the technology.
Language in the university’s scope of work for a dormitory’s renovation required clarity.
Still in the design phase, this confidential client is using virtual design and construction and building information modeling to execute a lab.
A multidisciplinary commissioning project allowed a health care facility’s electrical equipment to operate as designed and established a platform for all critical information and statuses to be displayed.
A corporate campus reviewed its chiller’s performance data to determine what updates were needed. Metering and instrumentation helped achieve the engineer’s goals.
It’s vital for consulting engineers to not only identify the applicable codes and standards but also know the building and owner’s needs.
A new and existing hospital building were delivered using IPD.