Free download of : Commercial Building Structural Design and Analysis Major Qualifying Project
Commercial buildings represent a large portion of new construction projects
throughout the U.S. Commercial buildings designed for consumer interaction and sales often present unique structural and architectural design challenges due to the emphasis on aesthetics and performance. This Major Qualifying Project investigated the design of a twostory commercial building with a large span lobby for sales agents and consumers. The group used the project to demonstrate fundamental knowledge of civil engineering gained from undergraduate courses at WPI. Topics not covered in the undergraduate curriculum were researched and explored including the design and construction of a dome roof and a partial glass curtain wall ………..