Zachariah A. Wasser

Structural Option
Clarendon Center - South Block
Arlington, VA

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Thesis Proposal

Thesis Proposal

Executive Summary

The proposed thesis is intended to optimize the existing lateral force resisting system in the residential tower of the Clarendon Center - South Block. The lateral system will need to be updated due to the building being moved to Santa Barbara, CA, a higher seismically active area.

Breadth Studies:

Adding in shear walls to the design on the building not only affects the structural system, it also affects other aspects of the building. A construction management breadth must be implemented in order to study the changes in cost and schedule. An architectual breadth will also be considered. Adding in shear walls will affect the layout of the apartments in the upper floors, as well as the retail and parking areas in the lower floors.

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