Hershey Research Park Building One

Hershey, Pa

Jonathan Krepps

Structural Option

Final Report

In the final report, the main structural system of the building was studied further by redesigning it using a different material. The orginal structural system was a steel moment frame with composite metal deck. The new system will be comprised of a concrete moment frame with beams. In addition to the structural depth, two breadth studies were also completed. The first breadth consisted of a sustainabilty study. The owners of the building desire to have LEED certification for its next building projects even though Hershey Research Park Building One is not certified. For this study, different types of green roofs were compared on their ability to acheive LEED credits. Once one was selected its sustainability was studied further, as well as, its structual effects on the building. The second breadth selected was a mechanical breadth since it went hand in hand with the sustainability breadth. The mechanical aspects of the green roof were study. More specifically, the amount of energy saved through heat gain by installing the green roof was studied.


Full Report Click HERE

Executive Summary Alone Click HERE

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