Faculty Advisor

El-Korchi, Tahar

Abstract

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.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

March 2010

Major

Civil Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Civil and Environmental Engineering

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