Design Codes

  • International Building Code (IBC), 2003 edition
    • With Amendments adopted by New Castle County (DE)
  • American Concrete Institute (ACI)
    • Building Code Commentary 318-02
  • American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC)
    • Steel Construction Manual

Additional References Used for Thesis

  • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
  • ASCE 7 – 05
  • Precast/Prestressed Concrete Design Handbook
  • PCI Manual for the Design of Hollow Core Slabs
  • National Concrete and Masonry Association (NCMA) TEK
  • TEK 14-5A (2006)
  • Epicore MSR Engineering Tables

  • Infinity Structural System Design Material

  • RS Means “Building Construction Cost Data” 2009 Edition

  • RAM Structural System (Computer modeling program)

  • Hydrotech, Green Roof Assembly, www.hyrdotechusa.com

  • Clark Western Structural Steel Framing Systems, Technical Information



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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