Van Dessel, Steven
The goal of this project was to create the structural design for a lightweight dome frame structure for the 2019 Solar Decathlon Africa competition in Morocco. The design consisted of developing member sizes and joint connections using both wood and steel. In order to create an innovative and competitive design we incorporated local construction materials and Moroccan architectural features. The result was a structure that would be a model for geodesic inspired homes that are adaptable and incorporate sustainable features.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Major Qualifying Project
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Civil and Environmental Engineering