2019 Senior Capstone - Rockwell Integrated Science Center (RISC)
Students performed design and pre-construction services for the Rockwell Integrated Science Center. This student project simulated the work done by a variety of professional consultants. This simulation was accomplished by restricting the information that was provided to students, to include only selected information that was available in the summer of 2017, well before the actual completion of construction documents.
A complete Geotechnical Report was written, based on:
An FEM model of the building was built in SAP, consisting of linear-elastic frame elements. Floors were modeled as rigid diaphragms. Loads were applied as uniform pressures (dead, live) or line loads (wind, snow).
The building is a simple-braced frame with moment connections, at some locations. The floor framing was analyzed and designed as fully composite.
Structural Calculations & Design:
All beams, columns, braces, slabs, footings, and walls in the building were designed, using ASCE7, AISC-ASD, and/or ACI318, as applicable. Most of the design calculations were done with student-built spreadsheets.
An all-trade estimate was done, considering approximately 1900 line items, broken down into each of the individual trades.