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.

Thesis Research:

American Concrete Institute, Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete (ACI 318-05)

American Institute of Steel Construction, Specifications for Structural Steel Buildings—Allowable Stress Design and Plastic Design (AISC), 13th Edition.

American Society of Civil Engineers, Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures, (ASCE 7-10)

ETABS Nonlinear v9.2.0, copyright 2007 (Research Engineers, Intl.)

Balboni, B., ed. (2011). RS Means Square Foot Costs 2011, 32nd ed., RS Means Company, Kingston, MA.

FEMA. "Quantification of Building Seismic Performance Factors." <>

Geschwinder, L. (2008) Unified Design of Steel Structures, John Wiley and Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ

International Building Code (IBC), 2006 Edition

Naeim, F. (2001). Seismic Design Handbook, 2nd ed., Springer Publishers, New York, NY

University of California. "Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center: NGA Database." <>

USGS U.S. Seismic "Design Maps" Web Application, <>

VULCRAFT Deck Catalog

Waier, P. R., ed. (2011). RS Means Building Construction Cost Data 2011, 69th ed., RS Means Company, Kingston, MA.