Faculty Advisor

Albano, Leonard D.

Faculty Advisor

Fitzgerald, Robert W.

Abstract

The purpose of this project was to make cost comparisons of alternative fire, structural, and construction designs for a four-story office building. The comparisons were based on economics and functionality, and the selected systems were established as a primer for an architect. Prescriptive code-based analyses of the building were conducted using the International building code 2003. Additionally, the SFPE handbook was used to evaluate the performance of the fire protection systems.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2006

Major

Civil Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Advisor Program

Civil and Environmental Engineering

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