Faculty Advisor

Albano, Leonard D.

Faculty Advisor

Salazar, Guillermo F.


This project examines the impact of the removal of five columns on two levels of Worcester Polytechnic Institute's new Campus Center. Several new structural designs are examined, and one of these designs is selected (based on cost effectiveness, facilitation of mechanical service installation, vibration characteristics and weight). It is then developed in more detail, and all appropriate design calculations performed, as well as a new cost and schedule analysis of the affected area of the structure.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2000


Civil Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project


Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Advisor Program

Civil and Environmental Engineering