Faculty Advisor

Albano, Leonard D.

Abstract

This project entailed a three-phase assessment of the historic Worcester County Courthouse. Phase I consisted of a preliminary structural assessment based on data acquired from plans, specifications, and historic documentation. In Phase II we verified the structural capacity of the courthouse via three-dimensional structural modeling tools accompanied by hand calculations. In Phase III we developed a rehabilitation plan in which we redesigned the courthouse as a law school that allowed for sensitivity towards the building's historical integrity.

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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