1776 Wilson Boulevard

Final Report

The final report for my project was handed in on April 4th, 2012 and summarizes all the work performed over the last two semesters. The biggest portion of the report covers the work I did for my proposal.

The structural depth of the project involved relocating the building to Oakland, California and redesigning the superstructure for the higher seismic loads. A brief look at an updated concrete structure was performed and then the decision was made to redesign the structure as a composite steel system with a new lateral force resisting system.

A construction management breadth topic was studied in order to determine critical paths for the concrete and steel structures. These critical paths were based on available floats for all the individual tasks. It was important to make sure the new building would have an equal length schedule to the original building or a shorter one so that the building can still open on the anticipated August, 2012 date. A cost analysis was also performed to see which structure would be more cost effective.

Finally, a sustainability breadth topic was covered to make sure 1776 Wilson would maintain its LEED Platinum rating after the relocation. The breadth includes a look at the existing green roof system, the solar photovoltaic panel array, site related LEED benefits, and heating and cooling loads for HVAC equipment.


To view the executive summary, click here.

To view the final report without appendices, click here.

To view the appendices, click here.





Student Bio

Building Statistics

Thesis Abstract

Technical Assignments

Thesis Research

Thesis Proposal


Final Report















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 inprogress 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 Joshua Urban. 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.
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