Thaison Nguyen | Structural

Largo Medical Office Building

Largo, Florida



23 Apr. CPEP Ready for Review
20 Apr. Reflection and ABET Posted
08 Apr. Thesis Report and Presentation Posted
30 Jan. Revised Thesis Proposal Posted
06 Jan. Building Statistics Part II Posted
14 Dec. Initial Thesis Proposal Posted
29 Nov. Technical Report III Posted
14 Sept Technical Report II Posted
30 Sept Thesis Abstract Posted
21 Sept Technical Report I Posted
20 Sept Building Statistics Posted
19 Sept Student Biography Posted
31 Aug. Building Statistics Draft
26 Aug. Owner Permission Form Received


Thesis Report and Presentation

The thesis report primarily studies two possible structural solutions to eliminating ASCE 7-05 defined irregularities. Eliminating the code defined irregularities will allow the facility's owners to use a similar building design in more seismically active regions. To ensure that the structure can be practically constructed, the direct general construction costs and construction logisitcs were studied. In the attempt to reduce the building's weight, a facade redesign was implemented. Here the original concrete masonry back-up wall was replaced with lightweight CFS studs. Whether the two possible structural solutions and use of light weight CFS studs are adventageous, are discussed in the report.

Presentation Outline

Presentation (PDF, PPTX)

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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‐inprogress 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 Thaison Nguyen. 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

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