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Exploring Emerging Technologies For The Built Environment Circa 2015 For Use In Architectural Engineering And Related Majors, Connor J. Hanlon Dec 2015

Exploring Emerging Technologies For The Built Environment Circa 2015 For Use In Architectural Engineering And Related Majors, Connor J. Hanlon

Architectural Engineering

For this senior project I am seeking to combine my knowledge of Structural Engineering with Construction Management. For this task, I have decided to look at Building Information Modeling (BIM). In this project I investigate the BIM tools Trimble Tekla Structures and Autodesk Navis- works Manage. Tekla is a modeling, fabrication, and design program. Navisworks is a visualiza- tion and Clash Detection tool. For this project I have identiÅied two main goals relating to Navis- works and Tekla:

  1. Create content to allow students and professors learn how to use Tekla and Navisworks

  2. Determine the capabilities of these softwares, and ...


Tron 2.0 - The Experience, Alecsandro G. Vitale, Alexander W. Billings, Jordan Delfino, William Beechinor, Kelly Rorden Dec 2015

Tron 2.0 - The Experience, Alecsandro G. Vitale, Alexander W. Billings, Jordan Delfino, William Beechinor, Kelly Rorden

Architectural Engineering

The goal of this senior project was to come up with a structural-engineering-related schematic design for a roller coaster to be installed in Disneyland called TRON 2.0: The Experience. This involved looking at both design processes that we had already learned through our curriculum as well as researching concepts that were previously foreign to us, namely the dynamic application of loads and the effects of fatigue stresses.

A story was established based on the source material: the TRON movies produced by Walt Disney Studios. Thematic elements from the story were used as the basis for design implications that would ...


Issues Facing Design Professionals Through The Lens Of Two Rain-Induced Roof Collapses, J. W. Lawson, M. E. Parolini Nov 2015

Issues Facing Design Professionals Through The Lens Of Two Rain-Induced Roof Collapses, J. W. Lawson, M. E. Parolini

Architectural Engineering

The drainage of low-sloped roof systems involves multiple design professionals, and often each has a different opinion as to their design responsibility. Roofing issues have been identified as being a number one source of litigation, and rain-induced roof collapses continue to occur with alarming frequency. With the backdrop of several rain-induced roof collapses, this paper illustrates the complexity of assigning design responsibility for drainage systems; and investigates a variety of outcomes associated with the current building code provisions transporting rainwater from large low-sloped roof structures.


Physical Models In The Reinforced Concrete Design Classroom, Anahid A. Behrouzi Sep 2015

Physical Models In The Reinforced Concrete Design Classroom, Anahid A. Behrouzi

Architectural Engineering

An overview is presented of various physical demonstration tools intended to supplement lectures in topic areas that students consistently identify as being troublesome. The article describes the design, fabrication, and implementation of classroom models to help explain flexural behavior and detailing of beams, slabs, and frame systems.


Investigating The Correlation Between Freeway Service Levels And Freeway Service Patrol Assists, Nora Chin Sep 2015

Investigating The Correlation Between Freeway Service Levels And Freeway Service Patrol Assists, Nora Chin

Master's Theses and Project Reports

The Bay Area Metropolitan Transportation Commission’s (MTC) Freeway Service Patrol’s highway motorist response service is reporting a reduction in their service levels. We analyze the relationship between the reduction in the Bay Area Freeway Service Patrol’s (FSP) motorist assists and changes in vehicle miles traveled (VMT), California Highway Patrol (CHP) reported incidents, and cover research on the impact of new and old vehicle fleet turnover. VMT and CHP incidents have differential effects on FSP assists. Although incidents occurring on freeways with high traffic flows tend to cause more congestion, the trend in local VMT along Bay Area ...


Alternative Institutional Arrangement For Urban Transit And Intercity Railway Operations: Lessons For The U.S., Seitu Akira Coleman Aug 2015

Alternative Institutional Arrangement For Urban Transit And Intercity Railway Operations: Lessons For The U.S., Seitu Akira Coleman

City and Regional Planning

Public transportation is an important part of the U.S. transportation system. After losing popularity in the U.S. during the mid-20th century, public transportation has been making a strong comeback in major metropolitan areas since the 1990s. In an effort to reduce inner-city traffic congestion, promote environmentally sustainable development patterns, rejuvenate decaying central business districts, and take advantage of all the other externalities of public transportation (i.e., reduced air pollution, a smaller urban footprint reducing sprawl, etc.), urban areas have been actively expanding their existing systems or building completely new systems. Despite the strong interest in reinvesting in ...


South El Camino Real Urban Design Vision Plan, Crp 553 Project Planning Lab Jul 2015

South El Camino Real Urban Design Vision Plan, Crp 553 Project Planning Lab

CRP 553 Project Planning Laboratory

No abstract provided.


New Civil Engineering Program Criteria: The Rest Of The Story, Allen Estes, Thomas A. Lenox, Richard O. Anderson P.E. Jun 2015

New Civil Engineering Program Criteria: The Rest Of The Story, Allen Estes, Thomas A. Lenox, Richard O. Anderson P.E.

Architectural Engineering

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) organized the Civil Engineering Program Criteria Task Committee in October 2012 whose charge is to determine if the current ABET Civil Engineering Program Criteria (CEPC) should be changed to reflect one or more of the 24 outcomes of the second edition of the Civil Engineering Body of Knowledge published in 2008. After two years of work, a proposed CEPC has been approved by the relevant ASCE committees and forwarded to ABET for approval and incorporation into accreditation criteria. A paper chronicling the committee’s efforts through a review of the literature, the committee ...


County Of San Luis Obispo Groundwater Ordinance, Rachel M. Kramer Jun 2015

County Of San Luis Obispo Groundwater Ordinance, Rachel M. Kramer

City and Regional Planning

No abstract provided.


The Design Build Experience In The Context Of A Self-Consolidating Grout Research Project, Tanner Blumenfeld, Jordan Delfino, Deryk Izuo, Matthew Josten Jun 2015

The Design Build Experience In The Context Of A Self-Consolidating Grout Research Project, Tanner Blumenfeld, Jordan Delfino, Deryk Izuo, Matthew Josten

Architectural Engineering

The purpose of this project was to experience the design-build project delivery method in the context of a research-fueled, procedural testing investigation. Thus, this project consisted of 3 main components each of which will be addressed in this report.

The first aspect to be addressed is the research aspect. The goal of our research was to establish a chemical understanding of how replacement of cement with pozzolans in a grout mixture affects chemical processes and resulting structural characteristics within and of the grout. This research was then applied to formulation of potentially self-consolidating mix designs to be tested in the ...


Welcome Back Downtown-Revitalization Concept And Guide For Downtown Hughson, Monet Sheikhali Jun 2015

Welcome Back Downtown-Revitalization Concept And Guide For Downtown Hughson, Monet Sheikhali

City and Regional Planning

No abstract provided.


The City Of Milpitas Historic Gateway Background Report And Design Guidelines, Jaime Marie Jaramillo Jun 2015

The City Of Milpitas Historic Gateway Background Report And Design Guidelines, Jaime Marie Jaramillo

Master's Theses and Project Reports

The aim of this project report is to investigate and identify the needs of the historic area (focus area) in the City of Milpitas, to positively contribute to the City’s planning process, and to make recommendations for the focus area’s future development. In the first chapters, City and focus area research results are presented. Currently, there is a lack of exclusive regulatory standards for attractive development in the City’s historic core. The project report then discusses the results of a short empirical everyday user survey, a parcel-by-parcel land use survey, and a walkability analysis. Research results indicate ...


Barriers To Implementation Of A Health, Hygiene, & Sanitation Program: Chennai, India, Kelsey A. Steffen Jun 2015

Barriers To Implementation Of A Health, Hygiene, & Sanitation Program: Chennai, India, Kelsey A. Steffen

Master's Theses and Project Reports

In India poor sanitation accounts for 1,600 daily deaths of children under the age of five (Dasra, 2012). The societal and environmental conditions in India and many other developing countries have continuously stood as barriers to facilitating changes in sanitation behavior. Efforts made to improve hygiene have continuously faced opposing forces including major gaps between the supply and demand of sanitation. This paper will focus on one pilot program conducted in Chennai, India over the summer of 2014. This program was designed to teach school children safe sanitation and hygienic habits by providing a guiding tool to teachers. The ...


Measuring The Influence That Components Have On Pedestrian Route Choice In Activated Alleys, Samuel Hirsher Gross Jun 2015

Measuring The Influence That Components Have On Pedestrian Route Choice In Activated Alleys, Samuel Hirsher Gross

Master's Theses and Project Reports

This paper explores how cities have integrated formal planning into improving public space. Through a review of literature on the topic, this the paper identifies the potential design has to renovate narrow streets and alleys, within the public right of way. By preforming an assessment of plans and programs, this paper identifies the common themes or components that have been used by planners, architects, and engineers to improve the urban environment for pedestrians. Based on this information, a pilot study was created to measure the influence the most common components have on pedestrian route choice. The results are then compared ...


Using Archived Transit Data To Analyze The Effect Of Rainfall On Transit Performance Measures At The Route Level, Nicholas F. Bleich Jun 2015

Using Archived Transit Data To Analyze The Effect Of Rainfall On Transit Performance Measures At The Route Level, Nicholas F. Bleich

Master's Theses and Project Reports

This study investigates the effect of rainfall on transit performance measures at the route level in the Puget Sound region of Washington State. Transit agencies are required to report certain performance metrics to the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), but performance measures can also be used to evaluate service and provide customers with information regarding the transit system. Using a three-year sample of archived automatic vehicle location (AVL) and hydrologic data the relationships between ridership, travel time, delay, and rainfall were investigated. The analysis of daily ridership and rainfall resulted in no statistically significant results, however, the results are supported by ...


Utility Scale Solar Projects In California: An Initial Survey, Meaghan Mroz-Barrett Jun 2015

Utility Scale Solar Projects In California: An Initial Survey, Meaghan Mroz-Barrett

Master's Theses and Project Reports

The lack of a comprehensive database for both concentrating and photovoltaic utility-scale solar power projects, those with a generation capacity of greater than 50 MW, hinders the ability of researchers and policy makers to examine the state of solar development in the state of California. This research project seeks to fill this gap in understanding by creating a database of proposed and developed projects in order to examine trends in proposals, process time, approvals, and construction starts. Existing literature was evaluated to determine potential factors for project success in approval and construction. Upon determination of these factors, the project database ...


The State Of Open Data In American Local Governments, Alice Zanmiller Jun 2015

The State Of Open Data In American Local Governments, Alice Zanmiller

City and Regional Planning

No abstract provided.


A Guide For Transforming Food Desert Communities, Jenny Ha Jun 2015

A Guide For Transforming Food Desert Communities, Jenny Ha

City and Regional Planning

No abstract provided.


Response To The Digital Divide: Opportunities & Constraints For Salt Lake City, Diane Tran Jun 2015

Response To The Digital Divide: Opportunities & Constraints For Salt Lake City, Diane Tran

City and Regional Planning

No abstract provided.


Solar Ordinance Feasibility, Andrew D. Oreizi Jun 2015

Solar Ordinance Feasibility, Andrew D. Oreizi

City and Regional Planning

No abstract provided.


A Study On Urban Agriculture: Recommended Actions For California, Clarissa Marie Caruso Jun 2015

A Study On Urban Agriculture: Recommended Actions For California, Clarissa Marie Caruso

City and Regional Planning

No abstract provided.


Downtown Tijuana Revitalization: Urban Design Vision For Avenida Revolucion, Juan Alberto Bonilla Jun 2015

Downtown Tijuana Revitalization: Urban Design Vision For Avenida Revolucion, Juan Alberto Bonilla

City and Regional Planning

No abstract provided.


Team Solar Sip, Patrick Fillingham, Wesley Goodson, Kenneth Li Jun 2015

Team Solar Sip, Patrick Fillingham, Wesley Goodson, Kenneth Li

Mechanical Engineering

No abstract provided.


Public Art Ordinance, Sarah Wood Jun 2015

Public Art Ordinance, Sarah Wood

City and Regional Planning

No abstract provided.


City Of San Luis Obispo, Open Space Survey, William W. Riggs, Megyn Rugh, Camille Jackson, Kelsey Stefen, Lance Knox Apr 2015

City Of San Luis Obispo, Open Space Survey, William W. Riggs, Megyn Rugh, Camille Jackson, Kelsey Stefen, Lance Knox

City & Regional Planning Studios and Projects

The City of San Luis Obispo (SLO) has eleven official public open spaces. Managing these places presents a challenge in providing top-tier environmental stewardship, while also accommodating passive recreational use and access, in an era of fiscal limitations and competing priorities. Given that reality and the changing population dynamics in the US, providing equal access to these facilities is of increasing importance, whether by car, bike, on foot or via public transit. These open spaces provide value (environmental, economic and social) primarily to residents, as well as visitors, and gaining a data-driven understanding of that value was a primary goal ...


Bicycle Friendly Community Assessment Spring 2015, William Riggs, Hannah Kornfeld, Evelyn Garcia, Daniel Abbes, Mariam Arias, Alan Ayon, Gustavo Castro, John Forrest Chamberlain, Megyn Cutler, Alex Hunt, Spencer Johnson, Rose Kelly, Haleigh King, Lauren Leedeman, Molly Mcdonnel, Steven Orozco, Emma Petersen, David Pierucci, Haylee Rea, Jana Schwartz, William Shires, Eric Sindel, Crp 425 Bicycle And Pedestrian Planning Apr 2015

Bicycle Friendly Community Assessment Spring 2015, William Riggs, Hannah Kornfeld, Evelyn Garcia, Daniel Abbes, Mariam Arias, Alan Ayon, Gustavo Castro, John Forrest Chamberlain, Megyn Cutler, Alex Hunt, Spencer Johnson, Rose Kelly, Haleigh King, Lauren Leedeman, Molly Mcdonnel, Steven Orozco, Emma Petersen, David Pierucci, Haylee Rea, Jana Schwartz, William Shires, Eric Sindel, Crp 425 Bicycle And Pedestrian Planning

City & Regional Planning Studios and Projects

Completed by Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo City & Regional Planning students enrolled in a bicycle and pedestrian planning course (CRP 425), under the direction of Dr. William Riggs this report was designed to gather data in advance of the City of San Luis Obispo's application to be a Bicycle Friendly Community. The report focuses on the key certification areas of Engineering, Education, Encouragement, Evaluation/Planning and Enforcement providing documentation for the City's eventual application.


Evaluating Urban Design Strategies For Climate Change Adaptation In Los Angeles, Kerby Andrew Olsen Apr 2015

Evaluating Urban Design Strategies For Climate Change Adaptation In Los Angeles, Kerby Andrew Olsen

Master's Theses and Project Reports

Human interference with the Earth’s climate, through the release of greenhouse gasses (GHGs), is estimated to have already increased average statewide temperatures in California by 1.7° Fahrenheit (F), with a further 2.7°F of warming expected by mid-century. The negative impacts of increased temperatures may be especially acute in mid-latitude cities that currently enjoy a mild climate, such as Los Angeles (LA), which are projected to warm to a point that will significantly affect human health and well being. The built environment increases urban temperatures through building materials that readily absorb heat from the sun, a lack ...


Alive! A Dynamic Process Of Renewal At Pier 70., Kalyn Crosier Mar 2015

Alive! A Dynamic Process Of Renewal At Pier 70., Kalyn Crosier

Landscape Architecture

Alive is a project proposal for the most northern portion of Pier 70 in San Francisco at the historical slip number four. The project strives to reinvigorate a toxic brownfield with remediation systems, transforming the location into a productive landscape beneficial to surrounding neighborhoods. The project strives to revitalize adjacent communities as well as natural ecosystems.


Flowing Colors, Ang Li Mar 2015

Flowing Colors, Ang Li

Landscape Architecture

The Flowing Colors Project responds to the task of competition of Global Schindler Award to design a creation of interactive urban ensembles which focus on modes of mobility and the interplay with built environment in SQ Neighborhood.


The Nest: Nursery & Trails, Brianna Graham Mar 2015

The Nest: Nursery & Trails, Brianna Graham

Landscape Architecture

The Nest is the development of a wholesale and retail nursery in

Nipomo, California, with accompanying residence. Phased project

additions include planting display gardens, developing a trail system,

installing the necessary facilities to accommodate weddings, establishing

a natural adventure playground, and opening a Bed & Breakfast.

The display gardens will not only teach about ecology, plant communities,

and planting design but serve as a lovely outdoor venue

for special events and as especially attractive backdrops for photography.