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Technical Reports


Technical Report 1

Technical Report 1 evaluates the current structural systems and existing conditions of the Embassy Suites Hotel. Gravity and lateral load checks were performed to verify capacity of structural members.

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Technical Report 2

Technical Report 2 examines the existing floor system and delves in 3 alternative floor designs that couldpossibly serve as alternate system that could be in place in the Embassy Suites Hotel project.

The 3 floor systems studied are as follows :

  • One Way Slab System with Reinforced Concrete Beams

  • Composite Floor Stystem on Steel Framing

  • Pre- Cast Hollow - Core Planks on Steel Framing

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Technical Report 3

Technical Report 3 is a study that examines the lateral force resisting system of the Embassy Suites Hotel. This report looks at the response and behavior of the structure to wind and seismic loads calculated in Technical Report 1.

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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.”