Dan Hanley

Mechanical Option


North Pocono High School

Dan Hanley
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Note: While great efforts have been taken to provide accurate and complete information on the pages of CPEP, please be aware that the infromation contained herewith is considered a work-in-progress for this thesis project. Modifications and changes related to the original building designs and construction mehtodologies for this senior thesis project are solely the interepretation of Dan Hanley. Changes and discrepancies in no way imply that the original design contained errors or was flawed. Differing assumptions, code references, requirements, and methodologies have been incorporated into this thesis project; therefore, investigation results may vary from the original design.



  Thesis Proposal

Revised Thesis Proposal

Thesis Proposal

Breadth Studies


 Thesis Breadth Topics

Structural Breadth

A ground source heat pump system does not require outdoor equipment. This will eliminate the rooftop air handlers. However, the ventilation system will be a dedicated outdoor air system and that systems equipment will be placed on the roof, but the DOAS system is smaller than a conventional air handler therefore the roof structure will be oversized for the new equipment. To accomodate the reduction in load a new and smaller roof structure will be developed. The resulting structure will most likely be smaller steel members, but all options will be considered such a thinner roof deck or a combination of the two previous options.

Electrical Breadth

The electrical service will aslo have to be updated with the new equipment. With the equipment changing the buildings demand load the electrical service for the building will be adjusted to met the new electrical demand. New panel boxes to server the new eqiupment will be designed, along with the feeders that server the panel boxes, also the buildings total load will be adjusted to correct the amount of power being supplied to the building.

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