Faculty Advisor

El-Korchi, Tahar

Abstract

This Major Qualifying Project consists of the design of the new upperclassman residence hall for Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI). The project covers several aspects of the design of the structural system and the management process; such as the design of the members and the design of the foundation from a structural perspective, Time & Schedule, and cost estimation from a project management side. A steel structure was designed and excel spreadsheets were developed to calculate the size of the members needed. Foundation design was also covered, and spread footing foundation was proposed. Primavera was the main computer software used for management and cost estimation purposes.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

February 2008

Major

Civil Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Civil and Environmental Engineering

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