Faculty Advisor

Jayachandran, Paramasivam


This project entailed the structural design of an addition to an existing industrial building in Sturbridge, MA. The current resident, Alsco Industries, is an expanding manufacturing company in need of larger facilities for production, packaging, and storage. The existing structure was built, and still owned today, by Millyard Industrial Properties of Oxford, MA. It is currently 20,000ft? and the proposed addition is 43,000ft?. The design included the site layout and structure of reinforced steel. The results accompany a cost estimate, site issues, ethical and economic analysis, recommendations of the structural design, and summary of conclusions.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2003


Civil Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project


Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Civil and Environmental Engineering