Senior Thesis Final Proposal discusses the four analyses that will be researched and performed on the Army National Guard Readiness Center Project in Arlington, VA during the Spring 2010 semester. The four topics include current critical industry issues, electrical breadth topics, and structural breadth topics.
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Senior Thesis Updated Final Proposal discusses three (3) analyses that will be researched and performed on the Army National Guard Readiness Center Project in Arlington, VA during the Spring 2010 academic semester. The three topics include acurrent critical industry issue, an electrical breadth topic, and a structural breadth topic.
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Structural Breadth: Secant Pile Wall Alternative
Technical Analysis #3 is to research an alternative soil retention system to the secant pile wall system currently being used. The secant pile wall had major cost and schedule implications. By employing an alternative soil retention system and running structural load calculations to verify equal performance to the secant pile wall, there is an opportunity for major time savings on the schedule and cost savings for the overall project through cost of materials, general conditions savings due to a reduced schedule, and installation savings due to less equipment and a more common installation procedure.
Electrical Breadth: Photovoltaic Systems and Energy Independence
Technical Analysis #2 deals with the design of a battery back-up and photovoltaic panel array system. The idea is to design a batter back-up system capable of achieving the same power output as the diesel powered generators that are currently incorporated into the building design. The end result of a battery back-up system will less dependence on local power companies, increased security due to in-house power during emergencies, and a more environmentally friendly and energy efficient system.