ASHE 55th Annual Conference & Technical Exhibition

G361-AAC18-2145 - Designing and Preparing your Facility for Severe Weather

Jul 17, 2018 9:45am ‐ Jul 17, 2018 10:45am

Credits: None available.

Standard: $30.00
Members: $15.00


This University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital case study highlights the importance of planning for severe weather events while not compromising other healing aspects of a facility. The new facility achieved safety while supporting exceptional natural daylight and views. The building ensured critical systems would continue to operate before, during, and after the event. Details of the design, construction, and testing of the building envelope and mechanical and electrical systems will be explained in detail and operational procedures described.

  • Describe the design process used to evaluate systems and their design for severe weather.
  • Plan to maximize daylight for healing yet protect the patients during severe weather
  • Explain the process of designing the glass and testing the exterior envelope components for severe weather
  • Discuss the operational process for severe weather in the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital


  • Scott Hansche, Managing Director, Heery International, Inc.
  • Luke Leyden, AIA, Design Team Lead, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
  • Phil Boothby, Executive Director, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (UIHC)
  • Gordon Smith, AIA, Project Designer


Credits: None available.

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