Technical Assignments

Technical Report No. 1: Structural Concepts& Existing Conditions Report
This report studies the structural existing conditions of Hunter College School of Social Work. Included in this report is wind, seismic, and gravity analyses, as well as prevalent codes and a detailed description of the structural system.


Technical Report No. 2: Alternate Floor Framing Systems Report

This report examines 3 alternative flooring systems for use in Hunter College School of Social Work. Potential systems were designed and compared to the existing for their feasibility, based on factors such as cost, floor depth, weight, fire-proofing and constructibility.


Technical Report No. 3: Lateral System Analysis and Confirmation Design Report
This report examines the lateral system of Hunter College School of Social Work. Included in this report is a study of torsion, overturning, and strength checks. Hand calculations and an ETABS model were used for this analysis.




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