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

Technical Assignments


Technical Report 1:

Technical report one discusses about the exsiting structural system of the new Piez Hall extension. Included in this report are an overview of the structural system, calculations of various kinds of loads, spot checks on several different structural members such as column, beam, and floor slab.


Technical Report 2:

Technical report two discusses and compares three alternative floor systems to the currently existing floor system in the Piez Hall addition. The current floor system is a two-way flat slab with drop panels, it is compared to a composite steel deck, a pre-cast hallow core planks on concrete girder, and a one-way post-tensioned slab. The criteria for comparison includes cost, weight, depth of each floor system, architecture, fire rating, vibration, lead time, and constructability. These factors will be used to determine the feasibility of each system.


Technical Report 3:

Technical report three contains an analysis of the lateral system of Piez Hall extension. Stiffness of lateral elements, center of rigidity, center of mass, direct and torsional shear strength, building torsion, serviceability, and overturning moment are also disscussed throughout the entire report. Spot checks on a selected column and shear wall was performed to verify the adequacy of the elements to resist both gravity and lateral loads. A ETABS model of the building was generated to complete the tasks above.



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.