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Tanzanian Cement Block, Emmanuel Castano-Bonilla, Leah Holleran, Kristy Sanchez Nov 2018

Tanzanian Cement Block, Emmanuel Castano-Bonilla, Leah Holleran, Kristy Sanchez

Architectural Engineering

The construction plans for a polytechnic college are being developed in the town of Same, Tanzania, Africa. This project is sponsored by the Mbesese Initiative for Sustainable Design (MISD), a non-profit that has partnered with design firms such as ARUP and KLA architects to complete the work. Considering that the site is located in rural Tanzania, material availability is limited. A local block maker produces a mechanically pressed brick that consists solely of sand, cement and water. The bricks are unconventional when compared to those made in the United States. The purpose of this study is to understand the block ...


Kind Gestures: Longtime Aci Members Shape The Career Of Younger Generations, Anahid A. Behrouzi Oct 2018

Kind Gestures: Longtime Aci Members Shape The Career Of Younger Generations, Anahid A. Behrouzi

Architectural Engineering

In this article, an Assistant Professor at California Polytechnic State University describes how her involvement with ACI has helped her to embark on projects that, as a young faculty member, she could have never envisioned. She also tells of her first ACI convention in Spring 2013, her first interaction with ACI Committee 133, Disaster Reconnaissance, in 2014, and using the ACI 318 Building Code in the classroom.


An Introduction To Deep Learning, Maria Pantoja, Anahid A. Behrouzi, Drazen Fabris Sep 2018

An Introduction To Deep Learning, Maria Pantoja, Anahid A. Behrouzi, Drazen Fabris

Architectural Engineering

Deep learning (DL) is currently being researched and implemented to solve civil engineering related problems, including autonomous inspection and inventory of civil infrastructure projects. The article introduces DL, specifically a convolutional neural network and the supervised learning process used to train a model that will enable professional structural engineers to automatically detect types of earthquake damage.


Deep Learning For Automated Image Classification Of Seismic Damage To Built Infrastructure, B. Patterson, G. Leone, Maria Pantoja, Anahid A. Behrouzi Jun 2018

Deep Learning For Automated Image Classification Of Seismic Damage To Built Infrastructure, B. Patterson, G. Leone, Maria Pantoja, Anahid A. Behrouzi

Architectural Engineering

The amount of structural damage image data produced in the aftermath of an earthquake can be staggering. It is challenging for a few human volunteers to efficiently filter and tag these images with meaningful damage information. The proposed solution is to automate post-earthquake reconnaissance image tagging activities by training a computer algorithm to classify each occurrence of damage per building material and structural member type. The approach is based on deep learning (DL), a subset of machine learning loosely based on the operation of a biologic neural system, which aims to learn and extract accurate representations from large data sets ...


Photo Tagging Tool For Rapid And Detailed Post-Earthquake Structural Damage Identification, Anahid A. Behrouzi, Maria Pantoja Jun 2018

Photo Tagging Tool For Rapid And Detailed Post-Earthquake Structural Damage Identification, Anahid A. Behrouzi, Maria Pantoja

Architectural Engineering

A significant task in earthquake reconnaissance is to conduct rapid and accurate assessments of damage to built infrastructure. This can be accomplished, in part, by analyzing the large volumes of high-resolution image data collected after a seismic event. However, detailed image tagging remains a task for trained human volunteers, which is both time-intensive and error prone. The authors developed a software tool to simplify and standardize the process of assigning damage and structure pairs to sub-regions of images. The goal of the tool is to facilitate the tagging of thousands of images from historic and recent earthquakes to train a ...


Seismic Performance Of Slender C-Shaped Walls Subjected To Uni- And Bi-Directional Loading, Anahid A. Behrouzi, A. Mock, D. Lehman, L. Lowes, D. Kuchma Jun 2018

Seismic Performance Of Slender C-Shaped Walls Subjected To Uni- And Bi-Directional Loading, Anahid A. Behrouzi, A. Mock, D. Lehman, L. Lowes, D. Kuchma

Architectural Engineering

Reinforced concrete structural walls are common as the primary lateral load resisting system in modern mid- and high-rise buildings constructed in seismic regions, yet few research programs have investigated the seismic performance of modern, slender walls with nonplanar cross-sectional geometries. Three large-scale, C-shaped wall specimens, designed per ACI 318-08, were tested under uni- and bi-directional loading at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). This paper presents experimental results including the cyclic load-deformation response and measured versus nominal flexural/shear strengths as well as a description of damage sequence. Final failure occurs due to a flexure-tension failure of boundary elements ...


Multidisciplinary Research Efforts In Post-Earthquake Civil Infrastructure Reconnaissance, Jack Bergquist, Anahid A. Behrouzi Jun 2018

Multidisciplinary Research Efforts In Post-Earthquake Civil Infrastructure Reconnaissance, Jack Bergquist, Anahid A. Behrouzi

Architectural Engineering

To address existing challenges with filtering and classification of post-earthquake structural damage images, the authors are engaged in a multidisciplinary project to develop and train a machine-learning algorithm that identifies relevant photographs and assigns damage tags to those images. The research team is predominantly comprised of undergraduate students and is led by a structural engineering and a computer science faculty. While machine-learning algorithms have been successfully used for image tagging in a variety of fields (health care, manufacturing, etc.), the extension of this approach for earthquake reconnaissance is only just beginning. As such, the creation and development of this tool ...


Poly Canyon Entryway Redesign, Antonio Emiliano Baldazo Jun 2018

Poly Canyon Entryway Redesign, Antonio Emiliano Baldazo

Architectural Engineering

Persistence of Vision investigates the relationship between past, present, and future perceptions of place in the Poly Canyon area. Persistence of Vision takes up the Cal Poly mantra of “learn by doing,” and explores its pedagogical value by engaging with theory, design, engineering and implementation. This project is manifest in the form of a series of signs in the so-called “architectural graveyard” area; with an eye towards changing the name, perceptions, and narratives about this place. This project hopes to create a recognition within the minds of students that this place is, and was intended to be, a place for ...


Structural Design For School Administration Block In Zimbabwe, Serina Zepeda Jun 2018

Structural Design For School Administration Block In Zimbabwe, Serina Zepeda

Architectural Engineering

No abstract provided.


Structural Analysis Of The High Bay Steel Reaction Frames, Jerry Hue Truong Luong, Garrett Michael Brown Jun 2018

Structural Analysis Of The High Bay Steel Reaction Frames, Jerry Hue Truong Luong, Garrett Michael Brown

Architectural Engineering

No abstract provided.


Poly Canyon Observation Deck, Sitora Vaxidova, Emir Kuljancic Jun 2018

Poly Canyon Observation Deck, Sitora Vaxidova, Emir Kuljancic

Architectural Engineering

Poly Canyon Observation Platform is a proposed CM/ARCE interdisciplinary senior project with a goal of providing an observation point/rest stop for hikers and bikers. The platform has a shaded cover and seating area overlooking Poly Canyon for a rewarding experience after a long trek out to the lookout point.


Modular House Restoration, Abby M. Lentz, Michael L. Blanchard Jun 2018

Modular House Restoration, Abby M. Lentz, Michael L. Blanchard

Architectural Engineering

The aim of this senior project is to help restore the vitality of Poly Canyon by continuing the renovation of the Modular House. The Modular house was originally built in 1969 as living quarters for caretakers of Poly Canyon. The two-story structure was built as a series of 8 foot (ft.) by 8 ft. wall, floor and ceiling frames in a 2x3 bay floor plan. The 8 ft squares were filled with 2 standard sized 4 ft. by 8 ft. plywood sheets. Since its original construction, triangular expansions have been added to the floor plan of the original layout. Also ...


Structural Calculations For A Medical Clinic In The Dominican Republic With Mission Twentyfive35, Erica Marie Croft, Thomas H. Sidebottom Jun 2018

Structural Calculations For A Medical Clinic In The Dominican Republic With Mission Twentyfive35, Erica Marie Croft, Thomas H. Sidebottom

Architectural Engineering

Located in the northern region of the Dominican Republic, Rural Resilience is a clinic situated on a vocational campus in the rural town of Via Tapia. In collaboration with the Amoveo Group, Mission TwentyFive35 initiated the design and construction of this vocational campus to address the community’s limited access to healthcare and education, clean water, food, and the lack of vocational job training. Planned to be completed in several phases, this campus aims as a means to solve these shortcomings. This project provides the structural calculations and drawings for the clinic within Mission TwentyFive35’s campus. In coordination with ...


Heavy Timber Buckling-Restrained Brace Frame, Gideon Baum Jun 2018

Heavy Timber Buckling-Restrained Brace Frame, Gideon Baum

Architectural Engineering

No abstract provided.


Mt Carmel Entrance Canopy, Kyle N. Chase, Ricardo Gustavson, Max Snook, Jiaming Liu Jun 2018

Mt Carmel Entrance Canopy, Kyle N. Chase, Ricardo Gustavson, Max Snook, Jiaming Liu

Architectural Engineering

The Mt Carmel Entrance Canopy project consists of the architectural and structural design of a new entrance canopy for the Mt Carmel Church. In addition it includes construction shop drawings and a break down of the construction process. Key aspects of the report include the architectural design, structural design, interaction with the client, interaction with manufactures, and the construction process.


Asyv Women's Cooperative And Opportunity Center, Tia Justine Wright Deharpport, Tatyana Markovna Wohlfarth Jun 2018

Asyv Women's Cooperative And Opportunity Center, Tia Justine Wright Deharpport, Tatyana Markovna Wohlfarth

Architectural Engineering

Journeyman International is a non-profit company that coordinates the design and construction of humanitarian projects between architecture, architectural engineering, and construction management students in order to build impactful projects in developing nations at a minimal cost. One of these projects is Kwitunga: a Women’s Cooperative and Opportunity Center in the Eastern Province of Rwanda. This project consists of four buildings that create a space for women to design, create, and sell clothing items, harvest tropical fruits, socialize, and provide a safe space for their children. The project team consists of four students from California Polytechnic State University in San ...


City Cottage Education Center, Connor Michael Flora, Alex Paris Remiticado Jun 2018

City Cottage Education Center, Connor Michael Flora, Alex Paris Remiticado

Architectural Engineering

No abstract provided.


Hands-On Activities To Increase Student Engagement In Undergraduate Structural Dynamics Course, Chad D. Facciolo, Anahid A. Behrouzi May 2018

Hands-On Activities To Increase Student Engagement In Undergraduate Structural Dynamics Course, Chad D. Facciolo, Anahid A. Behrouzi

Architectural Engineering

This report documents the design and implementation of several physical models and hands-on lab activities incorporated in an undergraduate structural dynamics lecture and laboratory course pairing offered at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo in the Architectural Engineering department during the Winter 2018 quarter. In previous quarters, the laboratory course has lacked opportunities for students to conduct their own physical experiments and has consisted primarily of MATLAB programming activities. Efforts to illustrate the dynamic behavior of various structures have primarily involved instructor demonstrations or online videos.

The addition of physical models in the Winter 2018 offering promotes an engaging ...


Portland Pub, Calvin Roth, Veronica Franco, Tunmi Da Silva, Eli Cordova Apr 2018

Portland Pub, Calvin Roth, Veronica Franco, Tunmi Da Silva, Eli Cordova

Architectural Engineering

No abstract provided.


Shellular Skate Park, David Henry Nunez, Zachary Thomas Price, Erika Justeen Meller, Munenari Rodriguez Hirata Mar 2018

Shellular Skate Park, David Henry Nunez, Zachary Thomas Price, Erika Justeen Meller, Munenari Rodriguez Hirata

Architectural Engineering

No abstract provided.


Transcend Onsen - Hakone, Japan, Nicholas Michael Horaney, James Blanchard, Lillian Cao, Cory Peterman, Hunter Mosier Mar 2018

Transcend Onsen - Hakone, Japan, Nicholas Michael Horaney, James Blanchard, Lillian Cao, Cory Peterman, Hunter Mosier

Architectural Engineering

No abstract provided.


Transcend: A Thin-Shell Japanese Onsen Experience, James Douglas Blanchard, Nicholas Michael Horaney, Hunter Thomas Mosier, Lillian Cao, Cory Peterman Mar 2018

Transcend: A Thin-Shell Japanese Onsen Experience, James Douglas Blanchard, Nicholas Michael Horaney, Hunter Thomas Mosier, Lillian Cao, Cory Peterman

Architectural Engineering

This project is an interdisciplinary architectural design of a funicular Japanese onsen utilizing the compressive strength of thin-shell concrete. A section of this project was also built to scale on the Cal Poly campus in the Architectural Engineering department's High Bay facility. This project was designed utilizing Rhinoceros and analyzed using SAP 2000 19.


Procunier Remodel Project, Chris Chinn, Jeret Buerger, Brooke Lipsey Mar 2018

Procunier Remodel Project, Chris Chinn, Jeret Buerger, Brooke Lipsey

Architectural Engineering

The Procunier Remodel Project report summarizes the preconstruction process for a single-family home remodel in the city of Walnut Creek. Key aspects of the report involve architectural design, structural design, interaction with the city, and interaction with the client.


Portland Pacific, Hunter David Caldwell, Kelly Louise Clancy, Kevin T. Khieu, Shaina Pak Kim, George Suarez Mar 2018

Portland Pacific, Hunter David Caldwell, Kelly Louise Clancy, Kevin T. Khieu, Shaina Pak Kim, George Suarez

Architectural Engineering

Interdisciplinary senior project by Hunter Caldwell, Kelly Clancy, Kevin Theodore Khieu, Shaina Kim, and George Suarez. Project involves architectural design, engineering analysis, and construction of a thin-shelled concrete structure.


Effects Of Fire On Wood Frame Construction, Jacqueline Rock, Olivia Pepe-Phelps Jan 2018

Effects Of Fire On Wood Frame Construction, Jacqueline Rock, Olivia Pepe-Phelps

Architectural Engineering

No abstract provided.


Gns Weed Housing, Galen Amick, Sarah Pascual Dec 2017

Gns Weed Housing, Galen Amick, Sarah Pascual

Architectural Engineering

GNS requested assistance from Cal Poly’s College of Architecture and Environmental Design to design a new housing complex for the site. In response, Cal Poly formulated an interdisciplinary course comprised of architecture, construction management, and architectural engineering students. The class is based around the concept of Interdisciplinary Product Delivery (IPD), which allows for a cohesive melding of disciplines that fosters a holistic and efficient design process. Our team consisted of two architectural engineering students, two architecture students, and one construction management student. Before the design began, our team put together a list of goals and objectives for the project ...


Commercial Application Of Sustainable Self-Consolidating Grout, Adrian Saraf, Nick Knowles Dec 2017

Commercial Application Of Sustainable Self-Consolidating Grout, Adrian Saraf, Nick Knowles

Architectural Engineering

No abstract provided.


Structural Calculations For A Library In The Dominican Republic With Mission Twentyfive35, Erika Dileva Dec 2017

Structural Calculations For A Library In The Dominican Republic With Mission Twentyfive35, Erika Dileva

Architectural Engineering

The Amoveo Group in collaboration with Mission TwentyFive35 focuses on the northern region of the Dominican Republic, “El Cibao”, to share the Gospel and plant churches by implementing a sustainable solution that addresses the community’s four needs. Mission TwentyFive35 identifies the lack of clean water, food sustainability shortcomings, limited access to primary healthcare and education, and the absence of technical and vocational job training as the primary contributors to these extremely impoverished communities.

This project provides structural calculations for a library within Mission TwentyFive35’s vocational campus near Santiago, Dominican Republic. In partnership with a nonprofit humanitarian organization called ...


Housing For Weed, Ca, Ariana Alaniz Dec 2017

Housing For Weed, Ca, Ariana Alaniz

Architectural Engineering

No abstract provided.


Great Northern Services Housing, Rory S. De Sevilla Dec 2017

Great Northern Services Housing, Rory S. De Sevilla

Architectural Engineering

This project was part of a competition integrated into an interdisciplinary class focused on Integrated Project Delivery. The project is a proposed single-family house design for the non-profit organization Great Northern Services in Weed, CA. Included in this project are proposed construction documents and calculations pertaining to the design, accomplished in conjunction with architecture and construction management students.