Architectural Engineering
IPD/BIM Thesis

The Pennsylvania State Universiy

The New York Times Building
620 Eighth Avenue, New York, NY


Andres Perez l Structural Option l 2009-2010



Thesis Research


Model Codes and Standards

2006 International Building Code

AISC – LRFD, Steel Construction Manual 13th edition, American Institute of Steel

ACI 318 – 08, Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete, American Concrete

ASCE 7-05, Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and other Structures

Design References

AISC Design Guide 11 - Floor Vibrations Due to Human Activity

Blodgett, Omer W., (1966) "The Design of Welded Structures,"  James F. Lincoln ARC Welding Foundation, 1966.

Griffis, Lawrence G., (1993) "Serviceability Limit States Under Wind Load," Engineering Journal, American Institute of Steel Construction, 1st Quarter, 1993.

Text Books

Nilson, A. H., Darwin, D., Dolan, C. W., (2004) “Design of Concrete Structures, Thirteenth
Edition,” McGraw-Hill, New York, NY, 2004.

Geschwindner, Louis F., (2008) "Unified Design of Steel Structures,"  John Wiley and Sons, Inc., 2008.


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