Farquhar Park Aquatic Center
York, Pennsylvania

Jason Kukorlo | Structural Option

Technical Assignments

Technical Assignment 1
The Structural Concepts and Existing Conditions Report contains a detailed analysis of the existing structural system of the Farquhar Park Aquatic Center natatorium. Gravity, wind, and seismic loads were determined, and spot checks on truss members were performed as well. Hand calculations, as well as full descriptions of the foundation system, superstructure, and lateral system, are provided. To view a PDF copy of this report, please click here.

Technical Assignment 2
The Pro-Con Structural Study of Alternate Floor Systems examines the existing 12" precast concrete hollow core plank floor system of the Farquhar Park Aquatic Center natatorium and investigates three alternate floor systems for the building. The three alternate systems that were analyzed include:

-One-Way Slab
-Non-Composite Steel Frame
-One-Way Post-Tensioned Slab

Each system was analyzed using a typical 27'-0" x 30'-0" bay. The advantages and disadvantages of each system were discussed and compared to determine which alternate floor systems would be the best options for further study. To view a PDF copy of this report, please click here.

Technical Assignment 3
The Lateral System Analysis and Confirmation Design examines the existing lateral system of the Farquhar Park Aquatic Center natatorium. Wind and seismic forces were applied to the lateral system composed of braced frames, moment frames, and concrete shear walls. Two-dimensional SAP models of the frames were created to determine deflections and stiffness values. Direct shear, torsional shear, drift, displacement, and overturning were analyzed. To view a PDF copy of this report, please click here.


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