This report includes four analyses regarding the URBN Center renovation project. The analysis are composed of a demolition alternatives study, short interval production of the steel erection, prefabrication of the curtain walls, and supply chain research of the chilled beam system. Also, the report inlcudes two breadth topics. The first breadth topic is a structural breadth which deals with sizing temporary beams. The second breadth topic is a mechanical breadth related to the chilled beam analysis which compares energy usage of chilled beams to a VAV system. The report includes the results for these analsys and determines whether the students concludes a recommendation to proceed with the proposed methodology or not.
Over all, researching the URBN Center was an excellent learning experience, especially learning about renovation work and the type of challenges the construction team may face with such project.This research was made possible by the generous sponsorship by Turner Construction and the permission of the building owner, Drexel University