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Tyler Strange

  Fraser Centre
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Senior Thesis

Thesis Proposal




In Technical Report 3, lateral loads were found to be resisted by two shear walls on the east end of the building.  In an effort to reduce the torsion created by this configuration, shear walls on the theater level will be extended throughout the structure.  With the new layout of shear walls an alternate floor system, composite deck, will also be studied

Breadth I-Architectural Analysis

The new shear wall configuration will have an impact on the floor plan of residential floors. An architectural breadth will be included to determine how much of an impact the shear walls will have and propose a solution. The parking levels will also be examined to ensure it meets parking standards.

Breadth II-Cost and Schedule Analysis

Due to the change in floor system a cost and schedule impact will also be conducted. Estimates for the existing and proposed floor systems will be compared to determine the most economical system. Since Fraser Centre is mostly a retail and residential building it is important to determine whether or not the proposed changes would delay project completion.

MAE Course Related Study


As required for this project, important concepts and skill sets pertaining to MAE coursework are integrated into the proposed solution.  To redesign the lateral system computer modeling software and techniques learned in AE 597A will be used.  Rigid diaphragm modeling, rigid end offsets, shear wall meshing, and property modifiers will be used in ETABS models.  Steel connections will also be designed for the composite floor using knowledge from AE 534.

To view pdf versions of the latest proposal and executive summary select the appropriate link to the right.


  A PDF of the complete proposal (12/10/10) can be viewed here.  
  A PDF of the executive summary (12/10/10) can be viewed here.  
  A PDF of the revised proposal (1/13/11) can be found here.  
The Architectural Breadth was exanded upon and the MAE course related study was add.
  A PDF of the revised executive summary (1/13/11) can be viewed here.  
  A PDF of the revised proposal (3/30/11) can be found here.  
The Depth was modified by only extending the shear walls upward.
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‐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 Tyler Strange. 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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