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