Fairfield Inn & Suites

Pittsburgh, PA






Structural System Analysis and Design Information

Concrete Masonry Association (2006) Design of Reinforced Masonry Structures, 5th Edition, CMACN, Citrus Heights, CA

Geschwindner, L. (2008) Unified Design of Steel Structures, John Wiley and Sons, Inc.,
Hoboken, NJ

PCI Concrete (2004) PCI Design Handbook: Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute, 6th Edition, PCI, Chicago, IL

Façade and Construction Studies Information

EFCO Walls, www.efco-usa.com

RSMeans Construction Publishers and Consultants. Building Construction Cost Data 2008 66th Annual Edition. Reed Construction Data, Inc.: Kingston, MA, 2007.

Codes and Standards

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

American Concrete Institute (2005) Building Code Requirements for Masonry Structures (ACI 530-99), ACI, Farmington Hills, MI

American Institute of Steel Construction (2005) Steel Construction Manual, Thirteenth Edition, AISC, Chicago, IL

American Society of Civil Engineers (2005) ASCE 7-05: Minimum Design Loads for Building
and Other Structures, ASCE, Reston, VA

International Code Council (2006) International Building Code, ICC Inc, County Club Hills, IL



ETABS Nonlinear v9.2.0, copyright 2008 (Computers and Structures, Inc.)

Staad.Pro Software v6.1, copyright 2007 (Research Engineers, Intl.)

Microsoft Excel










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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 Smith. 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.