Joshua Zolko

Structural Option
Milton S. Hershey Medical Center Biomedical Research Building
Hershey, Pennsylvania

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The Milton S. Hershey Medical Center Biomedical Research Building is currently designed as a classroom/laboratory setting. A proposed redesign of the top story would allow a studio or recreational floor for student use. The redesign would involve adding 3 stories to the building, of which the top story height is doubled, allowing for an interior modern architectural statement. A doubled story height would allow for managing torsion from the façade onto a concrete beam, extra tall columns, and methods of bracing these columns. Considerations will have to be made to the existing design should the additional loads exceed allowable capacity.

Executive Summary

Final Report

Date News
5/9/2014 CPEP Finalized and Ready for Review
5/9/2014 Thesis Reflection and ABET Survey Posted
5/9/2014 Final Presentation
4/29/2013 CPEP Finalized and Ready for Review
4/29/2013 Thesis Reflection and ABET Survey Posted
4/7/2013 Final Presentation
4/3/2013 Final Report
1/11/2013 Revised Proposal
12/17/2012 Proposal
11/12/2012 Technical Report 3
10/22/2012 Thesis Abstract
10/12/2012 Technical Report 2
9/19/2012 Student Biography
9/17/2012 Technical Report 1
9/17/2012 Building Statistics
User 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 is considered a work-in-progress for this thesis project. Modifications and changes related to the original building designs and construction methodologies for this senior thesis poject are solely the interpretation of Joshua Zolko. 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 poject; therefore, investigation results may vary from the original design.
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