MILLENNIUM HALL

PHILADELPHIA, PA

 

BRYAN T. DARRIN

STRUCTURAL OPTION

 

FINAL REPORT

 

 

 

STRUCTURAL DEPTH STUDY

 

This thesis study examined the structural redesign of the Millennium Hall building. The existing building uses a cast in place concrete moment frame and reinforced shear walls. The proposed design was to design the building with a steel frame and composite deck, with braced frames replacing the shear walls. This section of the report includes the gravity system initial design, the lateral system design that works with the gravity system, and a foundation study.

 

 

BREADTH STUDIES

 

To demonstrate knowledge outside of my depth, the architectural and cost/schedule impact of the redesign have been studied. This includes a study on the alterations to the existing floor plan, the appearance of the exterior of the building, and a comparison of cost and construction length of the two structural systems.

 

 

 

To view a PDF version of my Executive Summary of the Final Report

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(5/2/11)

 

 

 

 

To view a full PDF version of my Final Thesis Report

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This page was last updated on 5/2/11 by Bryan Darrin and is hosted by the AE Department 2010

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 or this thesis project. Modifications and changes related to the original building designs and construction methodologies for this senior thesis project are solely the interpretation of Bryan Darrin. 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.