Structural Option

Bedtower Addition
@ Appleton Medical Center
Appleton, WI


Jessel Elliott |





The focus of the Final Report was an in depth study of base isolation. To learn more about this structural concept, the Bedtower Addition was moved from wind prone Appleton, Wisconsin to seismic heavy San Francisco, CA. Comparisons were made to show how a base isolation system could truly impact the lateral loads on a structure. My architectural breadth studied the facade of San Francisco State University in order to use its style to change the facade of the Bedtower Addition. Lastly, a cost and schedule analysis of the base isolation was sampled to show its impact on construction and feasibility.


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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 Jessel Elliott. 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.

This page was last updated on 08/30/2011, by Jessel Elliott
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