This report is the result of a semester of research and and work based on my proposal. To view the documents click on the images below.

The structural depth involved redesigning the gravity and lateral system using steel. Moment frames were used in the long direction to allow for windows and doors. In the short direction, braced frames were used and easily concealed in partition walls. The moment frames were controlled by drift and sized were optimized for this requirement. Three gravity connections and two lateral connections were designed as well.

Breadth studies were interwoven as the architecture was redesigned and the enclosure was evaluated. The existing EIFS was replaced with Insulated Metal Panels. The performance of the panels was slightly better than the existing enclosure and provided a fresh new aesthetic for the Hotel.



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 isconsidered 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 Christopher Ankeny. 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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