Faculty Advisor

Albano, Leonard D.

Faculty Advisor

Pietroforte, Roberto

Abstract

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.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2013

Major

Civil Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Civil and Environmental Engineering

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