Nicholas L. Ziegler
Belmont Executive Center Building A
Ashburn, VA

Welcome to Nicholas Ziegler's Penn State AE thesis page.
Nicholas L. Ziegler
Building Statistics
Thesis Abstract
Technical Assignments
Thesis Research
Thesis Proposal
Final Report
Senior Thesis e-Studio
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 Nicholas Ziegler. 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.

Thesis Research

The following documents were consulted during the research and design of this senior thesis project:

  • American Society of Civil Engineers. ASCE 7-05: Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures. ASCE: Reston, VA, 2006.

  • MacGregor, James G., and James K. Wight. Reinforced Concrete: Mechanics and Design. Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Prentice Hall, 2009. Print.

  • Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete (ACI 318-08) and Commentary: an ACI Standard. Farmington Hills, MI.: American Concrete Institute, 2008. Print.

  • Fanella, David Anthony., and Javeed A. Munshi. Long-span Concrete Floor Systems. Skokie, Ill.: Portland Cement Association, 2000. Print.

  • Portland Concrete Association. "Time Saving Design Aids: Two- Way Post-Tensioned." Concrete Design Sources. Portland Concrete Association. Web. 4 Feburary 2010. <>.

  • RSMeans, 2009, Assemblies Cost Data, 34th Edition, Reed Construction Data, Kinston, MA

  • American Institute of Steel Construction Inc. Steel Construction Manual. 13th ed. 2005. Print.

  • Vulcraft Steel Roof and Floor Deck published 2007 by The Nucor Corporation

  • International Code Council, 2006 International Building Code. Illinois: International Code Council Publications, 2006.


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