Swierz, Edward J.
The objective of this MQP was to review the structural design of the superstructure office and academic building recently built for the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Studies. The design included post tensioned concrete slabs, as well as reinforced concrete columns, shear walls and a mat foundation. The design was reviewed using load resistance factor design, in accordance with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts state building code, and accounted for both gravity and lateral loads. The flooring system was also redesigned as an alternative steel design to compare and contrast the two material options.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
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Civil and Environmental Engineering