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Case Studies

Electrical Systems October 17, 2019

Case study: Wiring schools for the future

Educational facilities need flexible, cost-effective wiring solutions

By Stephen Berta, EI, NV5, Las Vegas
Hospitals October 10, 2019

Case study: Using IPD to fast-track a hospital

Harnessing integrated project delivery allowed the team to complete a fast-track replacement hospital

By Robert J. Garra Jr., PE, CannonDesign, Grand Island, New York; and Brian Skripac, CM-BIM, Assoc. DBIA, LEED AP, CannonDesign, Pittsburgh
Cybersecurity October 3, 2019

Case study: Eight steps to managing building cyberrisk

This case study documents a cyber journey and cyberrisk mitigation strategy implemented on operational technology systems in the HDR office building

By Tim Koch, PE, and David Hahn, HDR, Omaha, Nebraska
Specialty Buildings September 30, 2019

Case study: Meeting modern requirements for historic buildings

An office high-rise required a fire and life safety system renovation

By Peter W. McDonnell, PE, LEED BD+C, McClure Engineering, St. Louis
Boilers, Chillers September 23, 2019

Case study: Comparing hydronic heating systems

Two different heating systems show how different the design and specifications can be

By Jacob Haddadin, EIT and Stephanie Khouri, CCJM Engineers Ltd., Chicago
Hospitals September 20, 2019

Case study: Hospital integrates all stakeholders

Advocate Aurora Health’s Aurora Sheboygan Memorial Medical Center will include smart rooms and integrated building systems

By By Brad Kult, PE, CTS, HGA, Minneapolis; and Neil Osten, PE, LEED AP, Mortenson, Minneapolis
Data Centers September 17, 2019

Case study: Data center piping

A data center required robust piping to transfer chilled water for cooling

By Saahil Tumber, PE, HBDP, LEED AP, ESD, Chicago
Specialty Buildings September 13, 2019

Case study: Performing a harmonic analysis

A harmonic analysis to study system operation and mitigation methods of a design-build wastewater treatment plant was conducted in April 2015 in Boston.

By Nick Holway, PE, CDM Smith, Boston
Office Buildings August 26, 2019

Case study: Office building addition

More than 10 years later, the lighting design still accommodates office staff

By Richard A. Vedvik, PE, IMEG Corp., Rock Island, Ill.
HVAC August 23, 2019

Case study: Office building ventilation

This office building client required specific ventilation rates

By Carol Qing Li, PE, LEED AP, Interface Engineering, Los Angeles