Faculty Advisor

Albano, Leonard D.

Faculty Advisor

Salazar, Guillermo F.

Abstract

This project developed an alternate roof design for WPI's Life Sciences & Engineering Center at Gateway Park to meet the LEED Heat Island Effect criteria, to reduce temperature differences between rural and urban areas. This steel roof design was developed using the LFRD and AISC methods, as well as the Massachusetts State Building Code. The project also investigated the cost and feasibility of meeting LEED Materials and Resources standards to promote sustainability in the construction industry.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

March 2007

Major

Civil Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Civil and Environmental Engineering

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