The purpose of this project is to develop a sustainable design for a mixed-use facility located in the Gateway Park revitalization project of WPI and Worcester, Massachusetts. The proposed design includes both a composite and a reinforced concrete design of structural members, as well as a foundation to transfer the load to the ground. Several elements of "green design" were incorporated into the building, including geothermal heating and cooling and a living roof. Cost analysis and energy analysis of the building demonstrate the efficiency and sustainability of the proposed building.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Major Qualifying Project
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Civil and Environmental Engineering