Final Report

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This thesis report focused on two new redesigns of the original lateral system under a new case scenario. Because the existing structure is so well designed to meet all code requirements, nothing can be done to improve the building under the current scenario. Therefore, a new scenario was created in which The Commonwealth Medical College was proposed to be built on a typical urban site in Miami, FL. The new structures were designed to be adequate for both strength and serviceability on this new site.

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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 project are solely the interpretation of Xiao Ye Zheng. 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.