This MQP details a steel framing design for a six-story combined academic building and parking garage that is proposed as part of the future space needs of Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI). The structure will be located on the eastern end of Gordon C. Library Parking lot on the WPI campus. Various potential design systems and construction materials for the overall building were examined and a three-story steel-framed academic building above a three-story post-tensioned concrete parking garage was selected as the most suitable solution for the client’s needs. The building is designed to satisfy WPI’s most recent Master Plan and the evolving academic needs of the School of Business, while following Worcester’s building permit regulations.
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