SUNY Upstate Cancer Center |

Syracuse, New York

Michael Kostick |

Structural Option

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Technical Assignments
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Thesis Proposal
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Technical Assignments

The Capstone Project Electronic Portfolio (CPEP) is a web-based project and information center. It contains material produced for a year-long Senior Thesis class. Its purpose, in addition to providing central storage of individual assignments, is to foster communication and collaboration between student, faculty consultant, course instructors, and industry consultants. This website is dedicated to the research and analysis conducted via guidlines provided by the Department of Architectural Engineering. For an explanation of this capstone design course and its requirements click here.

Technical Report 1:

Existing Structural Conditions

Technical Report 1 examines the exisitng structural conditions of the SUNY Upstate Cancer Center in Syracuse, New York, as well as the required loads it is intended to carry. Included in this report are detailed descriptions of each individual structural system, calculations for gravity and lateral loads on the building, and spot checks of typical structural components for adequate strength and serviceability limits.

Technical Report 2:

Evaluation of Alternative Floor Systems

Technical Report 2 evaluates three alternative floor systems for use in the SUNY Upstate Cancer Center in Syracuse, New York. Each floor system was designed according to the criteria of a typical bay. Comparisons were made among the three proposed floor systems as well as the original design to determine the feasibility of each system.

Technical Report 3:

Lateral System Analysis

Technical Report 3 analyzes the existing lateral force resisting system of the SUNY Upstate Cancer Center in Syracuse, New York, and evaluates its performance based on both strength and serviceability assignments. The analysis was conducted with the use of a three-dimensional structural model constructed using ETABS software. Computer analysis results were checked by hand to confirm the accuracy of the modeling software.
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This page was last updated on November 16, 2011, by Michael Kostick and is hosted by the AE Department © 2012
All renderings courtesy of EwingCole
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.