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Final Report


The production building was redesigned as a reinforced concrete structure. The floor system explored in the redesign was a one way slab joist system. This system was compared to a second redesign consisting of a composite steel moment frame structure that is similar to the current design. Comparing these two systems helped determine whether steel or concrete would be a more effective solution given the design assumptions used for this report.

In addition to comparing the structural advantages to each system the cost and schedule of a concrete moment frame structure was compared to the steel moment frame. Also, because the Production Building uses so much energy in the everyday production, the possibility of offsetting some of that energy was explored in the use of photovoltaic cells placed on the roof.

Please use the link on the left to download a pdf of the final report or the executive summary.


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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 Christina DiPaolo. 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.