This final report takes an in-depth look into three analyses, that were composed with the intentions of improving the construction and/or design of Atrium Medical Corporations new headquarters facility. The first analysis delves into the structural redesign and cost/installation research and calcuations involved in implementing a new precast concrete structure. Through this analysis, a precast structural design was established, and each individual member was sized and then included in an overall cost and installation estimation. The results of this analysis conclude with a system comparison between the original steel superstructure and the proposed precast concrete system.
The second analysis takes a look at the possibility of replacing the exterior envelope system surrounding the wareouse area of Atrium Medical, and replacing it with a newly design precast concrete insulated panel envelope system. This analysis delves into the thermal analyses between the original system and proposed precast system, and compares the two based on their thermal efficiences. Again, a cost and installation analysis was performed and the two systems were compared. The third analysis looks at the Prevention through Design industry, and how it can be beneficial on projects like Atrium Medical. This analysis delves into various details and design suggestions for structural steel installation to prevent accidents from occuring on-site. The Prevention through Design industry was developed to allow owners to take advantage of implementing design procedures that are developed to prevent hazards from occuring on-site.
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