Thesis Research

Model Codes and Standards
ASCE Standard 7-05 Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures. Reston,
VA: American Society of Civil Engineers/Structural Engineering Institute, 2005.

Building Code of the City of New York. New York: Department of Citywide
Administrative Services, 2004.

International Code Council, 2006 International Building Code. Illinois: International Code
Council Publications, 2006.

Steel Construction Manual, 13th Edition. Chicago: American Institute of Steel
Construction, 2005.

Design References
Fisher, James M., and Griffis Lawrence G., “Design Guide 3: Serviceability Design Considerations for Steel Buildings (Second Edition)”. Steel Design Guide Series Number 3, AISC 2003.



Geschwindner, Louis F., Unified Design of Steel Structures. John Wiley and Sons, Inc., 2008.

McEntee, Paul. "Steel Moment Frames – History and Evolution." Structural Engineer magazine Feb. 2009: 1-6. Web.

Richard, Dylan. "Steel moment frames 101: What to consider when creating wide-open spacesnd Evolution." Structural Engineer magazine Jun. 2008: 1-6. Web

Peck, Steven, and . "design guidelines for green roofs." 15-21. Web.

"New York City Green Roof Buildings to Earn Tax Creditroofs." Storm Water Solutions (2008): n. pag. Web. <Sustainable South Bronx>.

"Green Roofs and the Urban Heat Island Effect uildings to Earn Tax Creditroofs." Buildings (2009): n. pag. Web. <>.


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