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Final Report

This report discusses the redesign of Heilos Plaza's structural system from ordinary concrete moment frames to concentrically braced steel frames. As part of the analysis, both architectural and construction management considerations are discussed. For MAE considerations, several tasks were undertaken:

(1) Computer Modeling of Building Structures course used to ensure accurate computer models;

(2) Earthquake Resistant Design of Buildings principles applied to steel brace design;

(3) Design of Steel Connections knowledge utilized to design brace-to-column-to-beam connection.

Click here to view a pdf version of the Executive Summary.

Click on the image on the left or here to view a pdf version of the Full Report.

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‐inprogress for 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 Kevin Zinsmeister. 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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