100 Eleventh Avenue
New York, New York
Tyler E. Graybill | Structural Option
Technical Reports

Technical Report I focuses on understanding the building's existing structural system. An overview of the structural system is provided, as well as gravity and lateral load determination and several spot checks on gravity member design. Also addressed are building materials and codes/standards followed.


Technical Report II: Pro-Con Structural Study of Alternate Floor Systems

Technical Report II compares three alternative floor systems with the existing design, which was a two-way flat plate system. The three alternatives analyzed are as follows:

-Composite Steel
-Post-tensioned Two-way Flat Plate
-Precast Hollow-core Plank on Steel

Each system was designed using a typical bay and compared using criteria such as cost, least weight, system depth, effect on architecture, and construction difficulty.

Technical Report III: Lateral System Analysis and Confirmation Design
Technical Report III is a study of the building's existing lateral system. Items looked at include direct and torsional shear in members, overturning, and displacements. Select floors were analyzed by hand, with the results being compared to an ETABS computer model.
Images © www.archpartners.com
Senior Thesis Main Page | The Pennsylvania State University | Architectural Engineering | AE Computer Labs
This page was last updated on 10/05/09 by Tyler E. Graybill and is hosted by the AE Department ©2009

User 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 Tyler Graybill. 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.