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Report Introduction

The purpose of the final thesis report is to delve into an alternate proposed area of study for the Embassy Suites Hotel Project. The existing building contains reinforced concrete moment frames and flat slab construction. A redesign of the structural system   proposed a conversion of the current concrete framing system to a steel framing system.

In addition to the structural depth, two alternative areas of study were investigated. The first study examined looked at the acoustics of a typical guest room. The second topic looked into the impact of changing the structure of the building on the construction site layout. A site layout plan was developed for the erection process of the steel framing members.

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Final Thesis Report

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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 Dominick Lovallo. 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.”