Case Studies

Case Study June 8, 2022

Case study: Window sprinklers for exterior wall protection

Selecting window sprinklers for fire protection

By Kyle J. Lehman
Case Study May 27, 2022

Case study: How the Texas freeze event affected fire sprinklers

The deep freeze in Texas affected many systems, including fire sprinklers and backflow prevention devices

By Jarron Gass
Case Study May 24, 2022

Case study: Theater HVAC issues resolved

A theater’s rooftop units were replaced to aid in dehumidification

By John Song, PE
Case Study May 19, 2022

Case study: Vulnerability analysis of a health care facility

A vulnerability assessment uncovered gaps at a federal health care building

By Ryan Searles
Case Study April 20, 2022

Case study: Calculating an exhaust system

Referencing code and using the correct calculations will allow the design to exhaust a battery room properly

By Randy Schrecengost
Case Study April 11, 2022

Case study: Hospital surgical suites rebalanced

A hospital’s air handling system had to be reconfigured so that pressurization remained at the correct levels

By Larry Wilson
Case Study March 21, 2022

Case study: Hospital sprinkler system

A retrofit sprinkler system in a hospital required additional waterflow switches

By William E. Koffel, PE, FSFPE, Koffel Associates, Columbia, Md.
Case Study March 21, 2022

Case study: Reducing the impact of nuisance alarms

By using the correct type of programming, smoke detectors initiated a supervisory signal instead of nuisance alarms

By William E. Koffel, PE, FSFPE, Koffel Associates, Columbia, Md.
Case Study February 22, 2022

Case study: Hospital HVAC design pivots to meet COVID-19 needs

Incorporating pandemic response design into design/build hospital project

By Fred L. Marr and James P. Gleba
LEO A DALY provided full architectural and engineering services for OrthoNebraska’s new 31,707-gross-square-foot orthopedic clinic and physical therapy clinic in Elkhorn, Nebraska.
Case Study January 18, 2022

Case study: Health care building lighting controls design

A lighting sequence of operations met energy codes in this medical building

By Tony Staub