Final Report

Upon completing a structural analysis of the New Hospital at University Medical Center, a redesign in concrete was proposed to eliminate net tension issues at the foundation level of the building as well as to improve vibration response of the floor.

Changing the structural system from steel to concrete had a substantial impact on the structure. The gravity and lateral systems had to be entirely redesigned along with the floor system and foundation.

In the original design, the glass curtain wall on the south facade is supported by round HSS columns. In the redesign, the steel columns were replaced with circular concrete columns. This changed the interaction between the structure and the curtain wall and had an architectural impact on the interior lobby.

The cost and schedule of the project would be substantially affected by a concrete redesign. These impacts were evaluated.

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