Daniel Bellay

Lancaster County Bible Church

Manhiem, PA

Daniel S. Bellay
Building Statistics
Thesis Abstract
Technical Assignments
Thesis Reasearch
Thesis Proposal
Final Report
Senior Thesis e-Studio

User Note:

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 Daniel Bellay. 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.

 Technical Assignments

Technical Report 1 provides an in depth description of Lancaster County Bible Church’s structural system, and an overview of architectural features, site conditions, and basic building functions that influenced the structural design. A wind and seismic analysis was conducted, along with gravity load spot checks that checked the existing building members.

To view a complete version of Tech 1, click here. (PDF)

Technical Report 2 contains research information describing the existing structural floor system Lancaster County Bible Church and three alternate floor systems; two-way flat slab, pre-cast concrete on steel, and composite steel on metal deck. A pro/con study of alternative flooring systems was done with respect to cost, weight, floor depth, and constructability.

To view a complete version of Tech 2, click here. (PDF)

Technical Report 3 is an analysis of Lancaster County Bible Church’s lateral system. The five braced frames that comprised this lateral system were analyzed in order to confirm the design meets standard criteria including strength, drift, and story drift. Two preliminary methods were done using hand calculations. StaadPro.2007 was used in both a 2-D and 3-D modeling capacity to analyze the lateral system.  

To view a complete version of Tech 3, click here. (PDF)


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