Final Presentation and Report

The following report contains a comprehensive study of the structural system of Hunter College School of Social Work. An alternative lateral load resisting system is explored in depth, along with a few broader topics as well. A braced lateral system is proposed as opposed to a moment frame system. Along with the installation of a new LEED certified façade and the expansion of the green roofs, the structures supporting these systems are also analyzed. This includes the gravity framing system as well as the storm water management tank dunnage platform. Please find the executive summary and the complete report below.


Executive Summary
Complete Report (No Appendix)
Complete Report

Full Powerpoint Presentation in PPT2007 Format
Full Powerpoint Presentation in PDF Format


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