Special Thanks to Cannon Design

Piez Hall Addition

Oswego, NY

MinGao Li's Senior Thesis

Structural Option

Student Biography
Building Statistics
Thesis Abstract
Technical Reports
Thesis Proposal
Final Presentation
Final Report

Final Report


This is the final version of the Thesis Report. In this report, a composite system with long span trusses and braced frames was chosen as an anlternative design to the Piez Hall extension. The purpose of this proposed design was to achieve the following goals:

  • Reduce structural system cost
  • Reduce construction schedule
  • Reduce construction confusions
  • Increase bay sizes to allow more open interior spaces
  • Reduce building's overall weight and torsion
  • Reduce seismic load
  • Reduce annual energy cost

The outcomes and results of the new re-design were discussed throughout the report


Full Final Report

Executive Summary

No Appendices

Appendices Only



Senior Thesis
Penn State University
Architectural Engineering
AE Computer Lab
Cannon Design

This page was last updated on Sept. 07, 2012, by MinGao Li and is hosted by the AE Department @ 2013

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-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 MinGao Li. 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.