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Chinese Hospital
  New Acute Care Hospital and Skilled Nursing Facility
845 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA
Tim Ariosto
Structural Option

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 intrepretation of Tim Ariosto. Changes and discrepencies in no way imply that the original designed 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.

Special Thanks to Jacobs Carter Burgess and the Chinese Hospital for the permission, guidance, materials, and images used for this thesis project.

Final Report

Links to the final report submitted on April 7th, 2010 can be found to the right.

This report includes the investigation into the implementation of Fluid Viscous Damper Technology into the lateral system of the New Acute Care Hospital in San Fransisco, CA. Included in this report are breadth studies on the architectural and cost impacts of this redesign.


Final Report: Executive Summary

Final Report: Full Version

Final Report: No Appendices







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