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 Kaitlyn Triebl. 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.


Thesis Research


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Building Code of New York State. Washington, DC: International Code Council, 2010. Print.

Deulkar, W. N., C. D. Modhera, and H. S. Patil. "Bucking Restrained Braces for Vibration Control of Building Structure." IJRRAS 4 (2010): 363-72. Web.

Houser, Kevin. Solar Time, Solar Geometry, and Daylight Availability. Microsoft Excel Worksheet.

Hussain, Saif, Paul Van Benschoten, Mohamed Al Satari, and Silian Lin. Bucking Restrained Braced Frame (BRBF) Structures: Analysis, Design and Approvals Issues. Diss. Los Angeles, CA: Coffman Engineers. Print.

International Building Code 2006. Country Club Hills, IL: International Code Council, 2006. Print.

Lindeburg, Michael R., and Kurt M. McMullin. Seismic Design of Building Structures: A Professional's Introduction to Earthquake Forces and Design Details. 9th ed. Belmont, CA: Professional Publications, 2008. Print.

Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures. Reston, VA: American Society of Civil Engineers/Structural Engineering Institute, 2006. Print.

The RAM Structural System V8i. Vers. SELECTseries3. Carlsbad, CA: Bentley Systems, Incorporated, 2003. Computer software.

"Recomended Provisions for Buckling-Restrained Braced Frames." Structural Engineers Association of Northern California - Seismology and Structural Standards Committee (2001). Web. Spring 2012. <>.

Robinson, Kimberley, and Cameron Black. "Getting the Most Out of Buckling Restrained Braces." Modern Steel Construction Apr. 2011. Web.

Sabelli, Rafael, and Walterio Lopez. "Design of Buckling-Restrained Braced Frames." Modern Steel Construction Mar. 2004. Web.

Sabelli, Rafael, Stephen Mahin, and Chunho Chang. Seismic Demands on Steel Braced Fame Buildings with Buckling-Restrained Braces. Rep. U.C. Berkley. Web. Spring 2012. <>.

Segui, William T. "Beam-Columns." LRFD Steel Design. 3rd ed. Pacific Grove, CA: Thomson/Brooks/Cole, 2003. Print.

Specifying and Designing Star Seismic Buckling Restrained Braces in the RAM Structural System. Star Seismic, Park City, UT.

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