Faculty Advisor

Albano, Leonard D.

Faculty Advisor

Salazar, Guillermo F.

Abstract

This project assessed Gilbane Building Company, Cannon Design, and WPI's decision to build with steel instead of reinforced concrete for the new on-campus residence hall. By redesigning the residence hall using reinforced concrete, developing our own management schedule, and performing a cost analysis we were able to compare the concrete design process to the steel design process that was used. We weighed the structural changes in the building, scheduling differences, and final cost to gain an understanding of the differences.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

March 2008

Major

Civil Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Civil and Environmental Engineering

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