Dynamix Engineering Ltd.: Cincinnati Public Schools Walnut Hills High School Additon and Renovation

Addition to existing building at an educational facility.

08/14/2014


Main hall recital room. Courtesy: Dynamix Engineering Ltd.Engineering firm: Dynamix Engineering Ltd.
2014 MEP Giants rank: 87
Project: Cincinnati Public Schools Walnut Hills High School Addition and Renovation
Address: Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.
Building type: Educational facility
Project type: Addition to existing building
Engineering services: Automation/controls, electrical/power, fire/life safety, HVAC/mechanical, lighting, energy/sustainability, and plumbing/piping
Project timeline: 1/1/2009 to 3/10/2014
MEP/FP budget: $19,250,000

Challenges

The project was a historical renovation that was seeking LEED Gold certification.

Solutions

An energy model was created to simulate the performance of the envelope, HVAC systems, and lighting control systems to optimize the system selection process and minimize the energy consumption of the building. System selections included considerations for the historical nature of the building to minimize aesthetic changes. 

Download a presentation about this project here.



Product of the Year
Consulting-Specifying Engineer's Product of the Year (POY) contest is the premier award for new products in the HVAC, fire, electrical, and...
40 Under Forty: Get Recognized
Consulting-Specifying Engineer magazine is dedicated to encouraging and recognizing the most talented young individuals...
MEP Giants Program
The MEP Giants program lists the top mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection engineering firms in the United States.
November 2018
Emergency power requirements, salary survey results, lighting controls, fire pumps, healthcare facilities, and more
October 2018
Approaches to building engineering, 2018 Commissioning Giants, integrated project delivery, improving construction efficiency, an IPD primer, collaborative projects, NFPA 13 sprinkler systems.
September 2018
Power boiler control, Product of the Year, power generation,and integration and interoperability
Data Centers: Impacts of Climate and Cooling Technology
This course focuses on climate analysis, appropriateness of cooling system selection, and combining cooling systems.
Safety First: Arc Flash 101
This course will help identify and reveal electrical hazards and identify the solutions to implementing and maintaining a safe work environment.
Critical Power: Hospital Electrical Systems
This course explains how maintaining power and communication systems through emergency power-generation systems is critical.
Data Center Design
Data centers, data closets, edge and cloud computing, co-location facilities, and similar topics are among the fastest-changing in the industry.
click me