They say that change is good. However, it certainly isn’t good later in the design/construction process, where inadequate planning or teamwork up front can eventually cost a lot of time and money to rectify. The author offers his ideas about integrated project planning and delivery, which range from maintaining a common knowledge base for smarter decisions to coordinating meetings effectively.
Leaning on experience and data from various K-12 cities and projects, the author pursues some less conventional design approaches. They may revolve around radiant heating and/or cooling, but depending on school size and other factors, the smart use of heat recovery, DOAS, and improved central plants could also put a project on the HVAC honor roll.