Case Studies

Case Studies March 16, 2010

Solving sway

Engineers know that high-rise projects pose design challenges including building sway, creep, and thermal expansion/contraction of piping systems. With the Burj Khalifa exceeding the height of any existing structure, those concerns became even more critical and high-profile.

Case Studies March 16, 2010

Chipping away at heating costs

View the full story, including all images and figures, in our monthly digital edition Hartford Central School District in Hartford, N.Y., paired with CSArch Architecture | Construction Management in 2006 to develop the district’s new Alternative Energy Plant, making it the first public school district in New York state to implement wood chip gasification technology to heat its facilities. The Albany, N.Y.-based CSArch designed the new 2,000-sq-ft Alternative Energy Plant. The plant is located adjacent to the 84,330-sq-ft K-12 school and a 7,000-sq-ft technology building, both of which will be heated by the Alternative Energy Plant.

Case Studies February 15, 2010

A study in green science

St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minn., is one of the few educational institutions to receive a U.S. Green Building Council LEED Platinum rating for one of its buildings.

Case Studies January 20, 2010

Medical center reaches LEED Platinum status

Located in Austin, the Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas is the first healthcare facility in the world to achieve a LEED Platinum certification by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

Case Studies January 20, 2010

Redundancy powers Texas hospital

Doctors Hospital at Renaissance (DHR) in Edinburg, Texas, is a 90-acre medical complex with an east and west campus that includes seven different medical centers, three central cooling plants, and a 506-bed, full-service facility with a medical staff of more than 500 physicians.