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Hyatt Place North Shore

Pittsburgh, PA
Kyle Tennant
Structural Option





Technical Reports




Final Report


Thesis e-Studio


Technical Reports


Technical Report #1

Included in technical report 1 is a full overview of Hyatt Place North Shore's structural systems, including: auger pile foundation, load bearing reinforced masonry walls, precast concrete plank floor system, and various other components. Gravity and lateral loads to be applied to the structure are also analyzed.


Technical Report #2

Included in this report is an analysis of Hyatt Place North Shore's existing precast concrete plank floor system on load bearing masonry walls along with the following possible alternative systems:precast plank on steel frame, composite steel frame, and concrete 2-way flat plate. The systems analyzed were compared based on cost, weight, floor depth, fireproofing, vibration, ease of construction, foundation needs, gravity and lateral force resisting systems, and changes to architecture.


Technical Report #3

Included in this report is an analysis of the Hyatt Place North Shore's existing lateral system. The lateral force resisting system consists of reinforced concrete masonry shear walls and un-topped precast concrete plank floor system that acts as a semi-rigid diaphragm. The majority of the report consists of the determination of the lateral load distribution and path down to the foundation. An ETABS model was made to supplement hand calculations of center of mass, center of rigidity, story drift, and overturning moment. The systems were found to be structurally capible of carrying the load and staying within code limitations for drift and displacement.

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Dustin McGrew Photography - Panoramic view from North Shore

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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 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
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