Case Studies

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
Case Studies April 19, 2018

Case study: Innovative lighting controls

A Chicago-based architectural engineering office integrated an Internet of Things (IoT)-based lighting control system.

By Katy C. Boat, Electrical Engineer & Lighting Designer, SmithGroupJJR
Case Studies April 17, 2018

Case Study: Miami-Dade Water & Sewer Department, 3-D laser scanning to BIM

Equipment upgrade using 3-D laser scanning

By Russell Tamblyn, Timothy A. Verwey, Humayun Qureshi
Case Studies March 29, 2018

Case study: Emergency lighting design

Different lighting layouts can achieve code-required illumination, but there is variation in cost and maintenance.

By Matt Zega, PE, RTM Engineering Consultants, Chicago
Case Studies March 28, 2018

Examples of projects that used NFPA 3 and 4

If NFPA 3 and 4 are implemented by building owners, compliance will greatly increase the chances that they will not have a serious fire that impacts the occupants and viability of their property.

By Bruce G. Campbell, FSFPE, JENSEN HUGHES, Baltimore