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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 Benjamin Follett. 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.


International Code Council,. 2006 International Building Code. Belmont: Cengage Delmar Learning, 2006.

The IBC 2006 was used to determine and research any necessary code items that would need further design or consideration because of the change in structural system.

Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures, ASCE Standard 7-05.
Reston, VA: American Society of Civil Engineers/Structural Engineering Institute, 2005.

The ASCE 7-05 was used to determine controlling loads and load cases along with the necessary design procedures needed for both wind and seismic design.

American Concrete Institute. ACI 318-08: Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete. ACI: Farmington Hills, MI, 2008.

The ACI 318-08 was used to design all of the reinforced concrete systems within the building. More specifically it was used to design intermediate concrete moment frames, along with shear walls and other lateral and gravity resisting components.

Das, Braja M. Principles of Foundation Engineering. 6th ed. Belmont: Thomson-Engineering, 2006.

Principles of Foundation Engineering was used to design spread footings and to check any overturning and sliding considerations necessary within the design of the foundations.

Harris, Cyril M. Noise control in buildings a guide for architects and engineers. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1994.

Noise Control in buildings was used to find TL and STC values for varying wall and floor assemblies. These values were then used to calculate the STC value for the new assemblies used in the acoustics design.

Egan, M. D. Architectural Acoustics (College custom series). New York: McGraw Hill Higher Education, 2003.

Architectural Acoustics was used for assembly wall and floor design as well as being used to determine the TL and STC values for constructions and materials used in Washington Park Condominiums. The book also helped to identify the desire noise levels in the rooms studied as well as the noise level emitted by various rooms and spaces within the building.














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