Case Studies

Case Studies May 29, 2019

Case Study: New performance building

The nonprescriptive design turned out to be the better option for Seattle Opera at the Center.

By Peter Alspach, PE, LEED AP
Case Studies April 25, 2019

Case study: Theater renovation includes VRF

A Chicago college theater renovation opted for heat recovery variable refrigerant flow systems as part of its heating and cooling plan.

By John Song, PE
Case Studies April 24, 2019

Case study: Office space upgrades wireless lighting controls

An MEP firm’s experience upgrading its own office with wireless lighting controls provided insight into the potential benefits and pitfalls of the technology.

By Brienne Willcock, MIES, LC; and Karl Geil, IES, LC, Illuminart, a Division of Peter Basso Associates Inc., Troy, Mich.
Case Studies April 22, 2019

Case study: University dorm renovation uses BIM

Language in the university’s scope of work for a dormitory’s renovation required clarity.

By Daniel Fagan, PE, CPD, LEED AP, CannonDesign, Chicago
Case Studies April 15, 2019

Case study: Lab project uses both VDC, BIM

Still in the design phase, this confidential client is using virtual design and construction and building information modeling to execute a lab. 

By Daniel Fagan, PE, CPD, LEED AP, CannonDesign, Chicago
Case Studies March 28, 2019

Case study: State-of-the-art health care system

A multidisciplinary commissioning project allowed a health care facility’s electrical equipment to operate as designed and established a platform for all critical information and statuses to be displayed.

By Vahik Davoudi, PE, LEED AP; Ander Sahonero, PE; Gaurav Thatte, EIT; and Rahul Mittal, EIT; Arup, Los Angeles
Case Studies March 7, 2019

Case study: Chiller plant gets an update

A corporate campus reviewed its chiller’s performance data to determine what updates were needed. Metering and instrumentation helped achieve the engineer’s goals.

By Stacey Ayuthia, PE, LEED AP, NV5, Verona, Wis.
Case Studies February 14, 2019

Case Study: Health care facility design and being code-compliant

It’s vital for consulting engineers to not only identify the applicable codes and standards but also know the building and owner’s needs.

By William E. Koffel, PE, FSFPE, Koffel Associates, Columbia, Md.
Case Studies October 31, 2018

Case study: Hospital HVAC system benefits from IPD

A new and existing hospital building were delivered using IPD.

By Laurence V. Wilson, PE, ASHRAE HFDP, LEED AP, CDT