J.B.Byrd Alzheimer's Center

Tampa, Florida

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Structural Technical Report 1


The Structural Existing Report consists of a requirement to describe the physical existing conditions of the structure of the building including information relative to design concepts and required loading. It provides an overview of all the structural components of the building including the general floor framing, structural slabs, lateral resisting system, foundation system etc.

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Structural Technical Report 2


Technical Report 2 is a comparison of the existing floor system and three alternative flooring systems which were designed for this report. General criteria (weight, cost, and structure depth), architectural criteria (fire ratings and architectural impact), structural criteria (foundation impact and lateral system impact), serviceability criteria (deflection and vibration), and construction criteria (additional fire proofing requirements, schedule impact, and constructability) were all considered in determining the feasibility of each system. The existing system is a one way slab with precast joists and soffit beams, and the three systems chosen to design were:

 Composite Steel Framing with Composite Steel Deck

 Flat Plate with Mild Reinforcement

 One-Way slab with beams

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Structural Technical Report 3


Technical Report 3 is lateral system analysis for the J.B.Byrd Alzheimer's Center & Research Institute. The lateral system of the building consists of a dual system that has 11 shear walls and moment fames in the X and Y directions. In order to complete this technical report, lateral forces were calculated for both wind and seismic loads. Wind controlled in each direction as expected since the building is located in Tampa, Florida. A finite element model of the structure was developed using ETABS to analyze the effect the forces had on the structure, and the resulting shears, overturning moments, and drift values were compared to code-allowed maximums.


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