Albano, Leonard D.
The objective of this Major Qualifying Project was to investigate the adoption of a reinforced concrete frame, considering design changes and construction costs estimates. An alternative structural system was proposed and designed for an 18-story residential building complex in the city of Jundai, Sao Paulo Brazil. Structural design practices, design codes, construction technologies, building processes, and construction costs were compared between the U.S. and Brazil. Cost estimates were proposed for both the original structural masonry design and the proposed reinforced concrete alternative.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Major Qualifying Project
Civil and Environmental Engineering