Problem 1: Lateral System Upgrade due to Building Relocation to Orlando, Florida
Solution: In order to solve this problem, more shear walls will be necessary to increase the building's rigidity and its ability to resist lateral forces. The shear walls will need to be placed in a manner that is not only architecturally pleasing but also torsionally stable.
Problem 2: Changed Foundation Loads due to Increased Lateral Loads
Solution: The foundation system will be checked and designed for uplift if necessary. Also, a few critical spread footings will be designed for the new soil composition and loads for the new location.
Breadth 1: Condensation Analysis of Building Envelope
The summer design parameter in Orlando will need to be checked against the current wall system to determine if the configuration will need to be updated for its new location. This will be done by analyzing the wall and determining where condensation will form and position the vapor barrier to correct this issue if necessary.
Breadth 2: Shear Wall Cost and Foundation Cost/Schedule
The upgrades to the UHB will come at an increased cost to the owner. This breadth will determine the increased cost of the shear walls and new foundation. Also, the foundation schedule will be analyzed due to the change from spread footings to caissons.
ETABS will be used in order to analyze the new lateral elements of the University Health Building. This will incorporate knowledge obtained in AE 530 Computer Modeling of Building Structures coursework. Secondly, the knowledge obtained from AE 543 Building Enclosures Science and Design will be used when determining the wind loads that will be used in the thesis depth.