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Ryan Blatz | Structural
Orange Regional Medical Center
Middletown, New York







Thesis Proposal





Revised Proposal

Revisions include minor changes in diction and additional clarification of breadth studies.





Thesis Proposal

Structural Depth

Proposed in this report is a structural redesign of the existing steel structure to a concrete two-way flat slab system. The goal of this redesign is to create a more efficient lateral system by replacing the fifty existing braced frames with concrete moment frames. This change is aimed to allow for easier construction at lower costs, while allowing for smaller floor-to-floor heights. Impacts on the foundation and vibrational effects are also proposed areas of study.


Breadth I - Cost and Schedule

The change proposed in the depth study will impact the overall cost and construction schedule of Orange Regional Medical Center. This breadth study explores each of these for comparison purposes.


Breadth II - Architecture

In the case that shear walls may need to be added, the floorplans of this building may be impacted architecturally. This breadth study explores that possibility in addition to the impacts on the brick facade and windows. Floorplans are also redesigned to address occupant concerns.

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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‐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 Ryan Blatz. 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."

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