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 Brian A. Brunnet. 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.

Technical Assignments:

Technical Report 1
Technical Report 1 is a study of the existing structural design for the ECMC Skilled Nursing Facility. Inculded are descriptions of the existing structural system, verification of dead, live, and snow loads, and calculation of wind and seismic loading. Checks were performed on key gravity framing members to verify their adequacy.

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Technical Report 2
Technical Report 2 is an analysis of the existing floor system as well as the design of three other alternative flooring systems for this report. Structural criteria such as impact on foundations were considered, along with other general criteria such as cost, weight, system depth, deflection, vibration, and fireproofing. The existing system in the ECMC Skilled Nursing Facility is a composite steel frame system, and the three alternative systems chosen for design were:

  • Non-Composite Steel Frame System
  • One-way Post Tensioned Concrete System
  • Precast Hollow-core with Steel Framing System

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Technical Report 3
Technical Report 3 analyzes the existing lateral system and evaluates its adequacy for both strength and serviceability criteria. This document includes a detailed assessment of the lateral system using an ETABS finite element computer model and hand calculations.

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