-Thesis Proposal-

This thesis will study and design an alternative system based around the technology used by Infinity Structures. The redesign will substitute lightweight metal stud framing for the current masonry.  The ultimate goal will be to reduce the weight of the structure while maintaining or improving the timeline and cost of the project.


-Breadth Topics-


Since the roof of Tower ‘B’ is flat, it would make an ideal place for a “green roof” system. This type of roofing solution can be used for several environment design considerations. It would make a great way to collect and filter rainwater. This water can then be used to irrigate the landscape, cutting back on the use of potable water resources. Cisterns will need to be investigated forthe storage collected rain water. The green roof may potentially have a positive impact on the cooling loads of the building. An analysis should be performed to determine the effect on the building’s cooling needs. Further investigation may determine whether this roof space may also be made public for the residence to enjoy.

Construction Management

A cost comparison of the proposed and original systems should be conducted to further investigate the economics of design. This comparison shall include how the schedule is affected, as well as the material, construction, and transportation costs. Overall efficiency and cost will then indicate whether the proposed alternative is a viable option.


To view a copy of the entire proposal, click on the image below.

To view a copy of the executive summary, click here.




To view a copy of the entire revised proposal, click on the image below.

To view a copy of the executive summary, click here.


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 Shawn Brandt. 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.”

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