Final Report

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Executive Summary



The purpose of this report is to describe in detail the full transformation of the existing building, Prince Frederick Hall, to the newly designed Blackbeard’s Oasis Family Resort and Indoor Waterpark. This report will describe the steps taken in detail to redesign the college dormitory into an upscale family resort and indoor waterpark.
Prince Frederick Hall is a dormitory located on the University of Maryland’s campus in College Park, Maryland. The building is a 7 story tall, 185,000 gross square foot multi-purpose dormitory which offers living and offices spaces. The main gravity system for Prince Frederick Hall is a two way slab and concrete column design. Its lateral resisting system is a combination of seven shear walls.
This report will follow the process of redesign starting with the relocation of the building from College Park, Maryland to Arundel Mills, Maryland. With the ever-increasing demand for entertainment, Arundel Mills Mall in Hanover, Maryland, is in need for a new hotel proposal. Arundel Mills is Maryland’s largest outlet, retail shopping, dining and entertainment complex with over 200 shops. Along with shopping there are interactive dining facilities such as “Medieval Times” and “Dave and Busters. With the addition of Maryland Live! a twenty-four hour casino introduced in 2012, there is great demand for a new family-friendly resort that could be used year round.
From there, new architectural floor plans will be presented with all new room designs and entrance level including a bar and arcade. A 45,000 gross square foot indoor waterpark was added to building and will be presented through architectural floor plans and renders. The indoor waterpark layout was designed in compliance of current industry codes/ standards (ASTM F2376-08). In this report, the layout and structure of the indoor water park slides are presented. The roofing system for the indoor water park is designed with a built-up roof, joists and plate girders which all span over the indoor attractions. A full redesign of existing building structure in steel is presented as well as the interaction between the building structure and waterpark structure via expansion joint. A new mechanical system was designed for the ideal oasis conditions within the waterpark. Finally a short cost analysis is provided to show the cost of the new proposed structure.

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 Victoria Interval. 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.



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