Army National Guard Readiness Center
Arlington, Virginia
Amanda C. Farace
Structural Option
AE Senior Thesis 2009 I 2010

Thesis Research

    • ACI 318-08.  Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete.  Published January 2008 by the American Concrete Institute.
    • ASCE/SEI 7-05.  Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures.  Published in 2006 by the American Society of Civil Engineers.


    • De Oliveira, Carlos, Tabitha S. Stine.  “Convenient Connections.” Modern Steel Construction.  July 2008. (Web)
    • Department of Defense. Design of Buildings to Resist Progressive Collapse, UFC 4-023-03.  U.S. Department of Defense: January 2005.


    • Department of Defense.  Minimum Antiterrorism Standards for Building, UFC 4-010-01.  U.S. Department of Defense: January 2007.
    • Egan, M. David.  Architectural Acoustics.  Boston: McGraw-Hill Companies, 1988.


    • Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).   Multi-hazard Identification and Risk Assessment: A Cornerstone of the National Mitigation Strategy.  Washington, D.C. U.S. Department of Homeland Security, 1997.
    • General Services Administration.  Progressive Collapse Analysis and Design Guidelines for New Federal Office Buildings and Major Modernization Projects.  U.S. Services Administration: June 2003.


    • Geschwinder, Louis F.  Unified Design of Steel Structures.  Hoboken: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 2008.
    • Hamburger, Ronald, Andrew Whittaker.  Design of Steel Structures for Blast Related Progressive Collapse Resistance. 2004.


    • Harris, Ph.D., Cyril M.  Noise Control in Buildings.  New York: McGraw-Hill Companies, 1994.
    • Herrle, Kenneth W., Aldo E. McKay.  Development and Application of Progressive Collapse Design Criteria for The Federal Government.  Applied Research Associates, Inc.  2008.


    • IBC 2006.  International Building Code.  Published January 2006 by the International Code Council.
    • May, G.C., P.D. Smith (ed.).  Blast Effects on Buildings.  New York: American Society of Architectural Engineers, 2001. (Web)


    • Nilson, Arthur H., David Darwin, Charles W. Dolan.  Design of Concrete Structures.  13th ed. New York: McGraw-Hill Companies, 2003.
    • Renfroe, Nancy A., Joseph L. Smith.  Threat/Vulnerability Assessments and Risk Analysis –Whole Building Design Guide.  WBDG – The Whole Building Design Guide.  24 May, 2008. National Institute for Building Sciences. 26, March 2010. <>


    • Richard, Dylan.  “Steel Moment Frames 101: What to Consider when Creating Wide Open Spaces.”  Structural Engineering & Design.  June, 2008. (Web)
    • Sabeli, Rafael, Walter Lopez. “Design of Buckling-Restrained Frames.”  Moderns Steel Construction.  March, 2004. (Web)


    • Vulcraft Steel Roof and Floor Deck. Published 2007 by the Nucor Group.
    • Waier, Philip R.  R.S. Means Building Construction Cost Data 2009.  67th ed. R.S. Means: 2008.


User 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 Amanda Farace. 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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