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Final Report


Structural Depth

The focus of this thesis is the redesign of the lateral system of the New York City Bus Depot. The redesign removes the present moment frames and braced frames and replaces them with with bucking restrained braced frames. The goal of this is to reduce the number of overall lateral frames, lower the lateral loads being transfered into the foundation, and control the drifts of the third floor mezzanine and high roof. This is done to decrease cost and time in the construction phase of the project.

Breadth 1 - Construction

Due to the change in materials and brace type, a study of the construction timeline and an evaluation of a detailed cost analysis was necessary. The main focus of the construction breadth is on the steel connections.

Breadth 2 - Daylighting

Due to the relocation of the braced frames along the facade, a daylighting breadth is studied for the alteration of glazing. This includes calculations of available daylight, original interior daylight availability, and new glazing placement interior daylight availability.


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