16600 Swingley Ridge Road
Chesterfield, MO
Natasha Beck
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Building Statistics
Technical Reports
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Final Report
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Technical Report 1: Existing Conditions

Technical Report 1 gives an overview of the existing conditions of RGA Global Headquarters. It describes structural components of the building such as floor and roof framing, the lateral system, the foundation system, bracing elements, secondary structural systems, load paths, and structural support for the facade system. Finally, it describes all of these components work together to form the structural system.

Technical Report 2: Building Codes, Specifications, and Loads

Technical Report 2 defines and determines the structural design loads of the RGA Global Headquarters project including identifying building codes, specifications and other documents relevant to the design. This report also includes gravity, snow, wind, and seismic load determination.


Technical Report 3: Typical Member Spot Checks for Gravity Loads and Alternate Systems Typical Bay Design Study

Technical Report 3 evaluates a typical bay of the existing design and compares three alternate bay designs. The original system, composite steel, is the benchmark which a floor joist system, hollow core plank on steel, and a one-way slab sytem are compared.

Technical Report 4: Lateral Systems Analysis Study
Technical Report 4 analyzes the lateral system of RGA Global Headquarters for adequacy in strength and serviceability under wind and seismic loading.

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 Natasha Beck. 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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