Franklin Square Hospital Center

  9000 Franklin Square Drive, Baltimore, MD 21237
Cassandra Watson | Lighting + Electrical Option | 2009-2010




Final Thesis Report

Executive Summary [PDF]

Full Report [PDF]

Report without Appendices [PDF]

Appendices Only [PDF]

. The New Patient Care Tower Addition to Franklin Square Hospital Center is a big step for healthcare in Baltimore, Maryland. The overall purpose for the new addition is to improve patient’s needs and comfort and provide the best healthcare possible.

. This final report encompasses work focused on the lighting and electrical design of Franklin Square Hospital Center. An acoustical breadth and mechanical breadth are also provided.

. The lighting depth focuses on the redesign of four distinct spaces: the main entrance and parking lot area, gift shop, emergency department lobby and waiting area, and team station. The hospital’s main goals evolve around patient care therefore the lighting design of these spaces will reflect this main goal.

. An electrical redesign of the panel boards that serve the normal and emergency power to the four spaces will be evaluated and recalculated for the new lighting designs. Electrical depth topics including a cost comparison of copper vs. aluminum feeders and a comparison of energy loss vs. increased feeder size will be evaluated. A short circuit analysis of a single path through a distribution system will be performed along with a coordination study.

. The following report explains the process, detailed results, and conclusions of the research performed on the building. The proposed redesigns will allow Franklin Square Hospital Center to continue and improve the care of their most important customers.








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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 information contained herewith is considered a work-in-progress for this thesis project. Modifications and changes related to the original building designs and construction methodologies for this senior thesis project are solely the interpretation of Cassandra Watson. 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.