Case Studies
Case Studies July 24, 2018

Case study: Using BIM to design a LEED Silver ice arena

A maximized BIM was an integral in the design and construction team for the Pegula Ice Arena at Penn State University.

By Richard Gilson, IMEG Corp. Phoenix
Case Studies July 20, 2018

Case study: Frankfurt International Airport

Frankfurt International Airport in Germany is an example of the benefits of intelligent dynamic signage on crowd movement in a place with constant foot traffic and construction.

By Andrew Biery, PE, Arup, New York City
Case Studies July 6, 2018

How to deal with a coincident storm surge and rainfall in a community

Having boots on the ground or developing a mathematical model to simulate the flood event can help communities deal with flooding from a surge storm and heavy rainfall that occur at the same time.

By Rahul Parab, Dewberry
Case Studies June 22, 2018

Case study: Office building meets energy requirements

An office building client in the Midwest had very strict energy standards. This demonstrates how the design team managed the process.

By Patrick Dempsey, PE, LEED AP BD+C, BEMP; CannonDesign, Chicago
Case Studies June 21, 2018

Case study: Patient-bed tower addition

A hospital required paralleled generators to ensure adequate power distribution and prepare for future growth.

By Richard Vedvik, PE, IMEG Corp., Rock Island, Ill.
Case Studies June 20, 2018

Case study: Emergency call center

A robust grounding system was required at an emergency call center in Texas. Lighting protection also was included.

By Ben Stevens, EIT; Page Inc., Austin, Texas
Case Studies June 15, 2018

Case study: Using BIM to design a LEED Silver ice arena

BIM was used in every aspect of planning, fabrication, coordination, and execution of the Pegula Ice Arena project at Penn State University, which was completed in 2013 and awarded LEED Silver certification in 2015.

By Richard Gilson, IMEG Corp. Phoenix
Case Studies May 17, 2018

Case study: Design-assist approach allows for expedited project delivery

A health network used a design process that allowed for a faster time-to-market without compromising on innovation.

By Daniel Flagan and Robert Ward, CannonDesign
Case Studies May 17, 2018

Case study: Using the design-build approach for increased value

The team pursued an integrated project delivery (IPD) approach for a Chicago college, incorporating trade subcontractors for assistance in the detailed design effort and using the request for proposal (RFP) submission’s preliminary design as the guideline for performance-based design.

By Daniel Fagan and Robert Ward, Cannon Design
Case Studies May 11, 2018

Case study: Atrium requires smoke curtains

A 4-story atrium required some creative smoke control options.

By Will Clay, PE, WSP, Houston