Faculty Advisor

Albano, Leonard D.

Abstract

Using vibrations as the primary design consideration, this project produced three designs of varying vibration performance for a 170,000 square foot, multi-use structure with rooftop athletic fields on the WPI campus. All three designs adhere to AISC, ASCE, ACI, LEED, NIBS, and NFPA specifications and the Massachusetts State Building Code. A cost analysis using RSMeans was performed to select the design that best optimized performance and economy. Final design details include: structural framing and foundation plans; geometrics for two levels of parking; architectural, egress, lighting, and HVAC considerations for a multipurpose academic, athletic, and recreational space; and site grading and drainage plans.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

March 2016

Major

Civil Engineering

Major

Architectural Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Share

COinS