IPD/BIM Thesis Report

The IPD/BIM Thesis Report is an amalgamation of the work Team II has done throughout the semester. Key team goals and results are highlighted within the summary section. Structural depth studies include a progressive collapse resistance analysis of the structure, as well as an intensive analysis of an alternate steel braced-frame and moment-frame lateral system. This new lateral system creates a penthouse on the top floor of the New York Times Building, as well as optimizes the bracing layout and takes advantage of newly acquired structural depth because of changes brought about by other disciplines.

The results of the integrated approach to redesign can be seen through each of the four phases developed according to the team's common goals. Within each phase, disciplines considered these goals and created solutions that best met the requirements and constraints of the phase.

MAE-Related Studies:

The lateral system was analyzed using ETABS, complying with methods learned in Computer Modeling of Building Structures. P-Delta effects, accidental torsion, and three-dimensional elements were included in the model. Diaphragms were modeled as rigid or semi-rigid according to the stiffness required for the floor.

To view the unaltered final report in pdf form, click here. 04/07/10

To view the summary of analyses in pdf form, click here.

To view only the appendices in pdf form, click here.



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