33 Harry Agganis Way

Resident Tower II

Boston University

Tyler Meek
Structural Option

Tyler Meek Bio
Building Statistics
Thesis Abstract
Technical Assignments
Thesis Research
Thesis Proposal
Final Report
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After a structural analysis of 33 Harry Agganis Way, a staggered truss system was proposed for a structural redesign.

The staggered truss system was successfully implemented as a gravity system. To support lateral loads, concrete shear walls connected by coupling beams were located around the central core and at each stairwell in the north and south wings. Steel moment frames were added up to the 19th floor to increase the stiffness of the lateral system.

An architectural study was completed to investigate the impact an exposed truss would have on the interior appearance of 33 Harry Agganis Way. Three spaces were investigated and results proved that two trusses had to be removed with one being exposed to add a landmark feature in a study area.

A new site logistics and construction schedule were created to adjust for the new structural system. Delivery routes and on-site storage locations were chosen so roads would not be blocked during construction.

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Click here to view the executive summary and conclusion in pdf format.

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