Science Center Research Park

3711 Market Street Philadelphia, PA

Zachary Yarnall  -  S t r u c t u r a l  O p t i o n



Technical Assignments

Technical Report No. 1: Structural Concepts & Existing Conditions Report

This Report studies the Science Center Research Park's structural existing conditions. It includes calculations of wind, seismic, and gravity design loads in accordance with current codes. Comparisons with calculated loads and design loads were done.

Technical Report No. 2: Alternative Floor Framing Systems

This Report includes an examination of 3 alternative floor systems that can be used in the Science Center Research Park building. These systems were designed and compared to the existing floor system for feasibility, based on system depth, weight, fire-proofing, constructability, and cost.

Technical Report No. 3: Lateral System Analysis

This Report includes an examination of the existing lateral system in the Science Center Research Park building. Included is a study of torsion, overturning, and strength checks. The analysis was done by hand calculations and an ETABS model.





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 ar e solely the interpretation of Zachary Yarnall. Changes and discrepancies in no way imply that the original design 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.

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