SUNY Upstate Cancer Center |

Syracuse, New York

Michael Kostick |

Structural Option

Michael's Biography
Building Statistics
Thesis Abstract
Technical Assignments
Thesis Research
Thesis Proposal
Final Report

Final Report

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After conducting a structural analysis of the existing structural system of the SUNY Upstate Cancer Center, a reinforced concrete system was proposed for a structural redesign with the intention of reducing the cost of the building's structural system.
The reinforced concrete superstructure was sucessfully implemented utilizing a two way slab floor system supported on all sides by beams. Intermediate reinforced concrete moment frames were used in both cardinal directions to resist lateral forces from seismic and wind loads.
In addition to the structural system redesign, the Upsate Cancer Center was also be designed to resist progressive, or disproportionate, collapse in accordance with protocol set forth by the United State's Department of Defense via the Unified Facilities Criteria.
A site redesign was incorporated in order to mitigate the risk of building or structural damage due to a vehicular impact or an exterior explosion.
Finally, the building's current curtain wall facade was designed to accomodate loads from wind and blast loads, impact of airborne debris, and movement due to seismic motions. A heat transfer analysis was performed on the redesigned facade and compared to the original.
To view a PDF version of the Executive Summary click here.
To view a PDF version of the entire Final Report, either click the thumbnail on the right or click here.



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This page was last updated on April 3, 2012, by Michael Kostick and is hosted by the AE Department © 2012
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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 methods for this senior project are solely the interpretation of Michael Kostick. Changes and discrepancies in no way imply that the original design contained errors or was flawed. Differring assumptions, code references, requirements, and methodologies have been incorporated into this thesis project; therefore, investigation results may vary from the original design.