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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 Christopher
Ankeny. 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.
Thesis Proposal

Structural Depth

The focus of this thesis is to redesign the existing moment frame by incorporating shear walls around the centeral eleveators, east and west stairwells, and other key point as needed. Multiple shear wall layouts will be tested and the most efficient layout will be chosen based upon stiffness, deflection, direct shear, and torsional shear. Afterward the existing columns will be re-evaluated to better suite the new load patterns created by the shear walls.

Breadth 1 - Construction

The change in the lateral force resisting system and subsequent resizing of columns will effect the over all cost of the building, the amount of labor, the duration of labor, and the overall delivery schedule. All of these topics will be analyzed to determine the positive and negative effects of the new shear wall system.

Breadth 2 - Architecture

The incorporation of shear walls into the system will mean the re-evaluation of column sizes as well as column locations. For this breadth a new column layout will be researched along with the effect this new layout has on room modules and fenestration.



Revised Thesis Proposal

The revised proposal contains more detailed information about the breadth topics. It does not contain a revised schedule as that will be submitted on Wednesday, January 19th.



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