FDA OC/ORA Office Building
Silver Spring, MD


Adam Love
Structural Option

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 Adam Love. 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.





Thesis Research
Course Materials:

AE 597A "Advanced Computer Modeling"

AE 534 "Steel Connection Design"

AE 403 "Advanced Steel Design"

Structural Standards:
ASCE 7-05 Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and other Structures

ASCE 41-06 Seismic Rehabilitation of Existing Buildings

Design Standards:    

Steel Construction Manual 13th Edition, American Institute of Steel Construction, 2005.

Unified Facilities Criteria. Design of Buildings to Resist Progressive Collapse. DOD, July 2009.

GSA. Progressive Collapse Analysis and Design Guidelines for New and Federal Office Buildings. GSA, June 2003.





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