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Michael Kostick |

Structural Option

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Thesis Abstract
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Thesis Research
Thesis Proposal
Final Report

Thesis Research

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.

References and Design Codes

  • Baldridge, Steven M. and Francis K. Humay. "Preventing Progressive Collapse in Concrete Buildings." Concrete International. (2003); 1-7. Print
  • Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete (ACI 318-08) and Commentary. Farmington Hills, MI. American Concrete Institute. 2008. Print.
  • Geschwindner, Louis F. Unified Design of Steel Structures. Hoboken, NJ: J. Wiley & Sons, 2008. Print.
  • MacGregor, James G., and James K. Wight. Reinforced Concrete: Mechanics and Design. Fifth ed. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 2009. Print.
  • International Building Code (IBC), 2006. Country Club Hills, IL. International Code Council. 2006. Print
  • Menchel, Kfir, Thierry J. Massart, Yves Rammer, and Philippe Bouillard. "Comparison and Study of Different Progressive Collapse Simulation Techniques for RC Structures." Journal of Structural Engineering (ASCE). (2009): 685-697. Print.
  • Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures SEI/ASCE 7-10. Reston, VA. American Society of Civil Engineers. 2010. Print.
  • Seismic Rehabilitation of Existing Buildings SEI/ASCE 41-06. Reston, VA. American Society of Civil Engineers. 2006. Print.
  • Steel Construction Design Manual and Commentary. Chicago, IL. American Institute of Steel Construction. 2005. Print.
  • The Site Security Design Guide. Washington, D.C. United States General Services Administration. 2007. Print
  • Unified Facilities Criteria (UFC): Design of Buildings to Resist Progressive Collapse. Washington, D.C. United States Department of Defense. 2009. Print.
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This page was last updated on April 10, 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.