As proposed the University Health Building was moved from the Mid-Atlantic to Orlando, Florida. The new lateral loads were then analyzed with the original lateral system and proven insufficient. Additional shear walls were added to account for the increased lateral forces.
The foundation of the building was then analyzed for the new loads and soil type. It was found that the building needed to be changed from spread footings to caissons.
The cost associated with the foundation change and shear wall addition were then calculated to determine and increased cost to the owner for the building's new location. A schedule increase was also determined for the new deep foundations.
Lastly, the building's envelope was analyzed for its new location to determine if there would be any condensation issues due to the high humidity found in Orlando.
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