Steelstacks Preforming Arts Center

Bethlehem, Pa

Michael Dean

Mechanical Option

This page was last updated on 4/18/2011, by Michael Dean and is hosted by the AE Department © 2010.

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 are solely the interpretation of Michael Dean. 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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Final Report


The Final Report summarizes the work performed throughout the technical reports as  well as the proposed alternative mechanical system design alternatives.  These alternatives include Ground Source Heat Pumps, thermal storage, as well as solar heating.  Also, breadths were done to analyze topics outside of the mechanical system.  Breadths were performed on the Acoustics of the main concert room as well as on the architecture of the building.