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Technical Report 1

Technical Assignment 1 is an existing structural systems report. Calculations of gravity loads as well as lateral loads (wind and seismic) were performed. Spot checks of structural members were performed to gain a better understanding of the existing structural system.

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Technical Report 2

Technical Assignment 2 contains a pro – con structural study of alternate floor systems for the PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) building. For reference on existing conditions, architectural background and a structural systems discussion is provided. The focus of the report is a written comparison on how three alternative floor systems relate to the PwC building. To indicate preliminary member and slab sizes, each  system contains a schematic design for gravity loads only. The report is concluded with a chart that summarizes features of each floor system.

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Technical Report 3

Technical Assignment 3 contains an analysis of the lateral force resisting system of the PricewaterhouseCoopers building. To confirm the design of the existing lateral system a simplified 3-D structural model was constructed using ETABS.

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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 James Wilson. 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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