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ASHA National Office

2200 Research Boulevard

Rockville, MD 20850

Ryan Dalrymple           Structures Option

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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 Ryan Dalrymple. 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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After completing a structural analysis of the ASHA National Office building, a redesign in reinforced concrete was proposed. This was done to create continuity with the parking structure below, and for the possibility of eliminating the need for shear walls/braced frames in the building.


Two different floor systems were considered for the redesign including a two-way flat slab system and a one-way slab and beam system. The one-way slab and beam system was ultimately chosen. The structure was designed for both gravity and lateral loads.


The architectural impact of the additional columns that would be required for the two-way flat slab system were evaluated. In addition, the cost and schedule changes of a concrete redesign were considered.


Click here to view a pdf version of the executive summary.


Click here or on the link above to view a pdf version of the final report.