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Scholarship Recipient Jillian Dlouhy: Innovative Design Working on a Multi-Disciplinary Team of Students

In a previous blog post, we introduced you to our 2023 ACEC (American Council of Engineering Companies) Scholarship Recipient, Jillian Dlouhy.  Now we get to share an update on one of her graduate projects.  Stay tuned as we follow the progress of this project over the school year.


  Jillian Dlouhy Shares:

I am currently working with a multi-disciplinary team of nine students to design the complete mechanical, electrical, and structural systems for a VA Ambulatory Care Center. This is part of the master’s curriculum of the architectural engineering program through the University of Nebraska. The goal with this is to allow students to collaborate and engineer a complete design for a challenging facility.

For this, I am leading the mechanical discipline which encompasses HVAC, plumbing, fire protection, and acoustic design. Since this is a healthcare facility designed for the VA, this presents challenges in infection control, client satisfaction, and overall integration of systems. Working through this project has taught me the value and challenges of collaborating on a large team as well as helped me develop more technical expertise for my career.