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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.


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.


Housing For Weed, Ca, Ariana Alaniz Dec 2017

Housing For Weed, Ca, Ariana Alaniz

Architectural Engineering

No abstract provided.


Hi 5 Weed Housing, Paul J. Ponciano Dec 2017

Hi 5 Weed Housing, Paul J. Ponciano

Architectural Engineering

No abstract provided.


Residential Housing Project - Weed, Ca, Spencer Guy Shobe Dec 2017

Residential Housing Project - Weed, Ca, Spencer Guy Shobe

Architectural Engineering

No abstract provided.


Weed, Ca Housing Project, Trenton Jay Pichel Dec 2017

Weed, Ca Housing Project, Trenton Jay Pichel

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 ...


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 ...


Motivating And Investing In The Freshmen: Paving The Way For The Future, Allen Estes, John Lawson Jun 2017

Motivating And Investing In The Freshmen: Paving The Way For The Future, Allen Estes, John Lawson

Architectural Engineering

This paper describes an introductory freshman experience course, “Introduction to Building Systems” that was seven years in the making and meets several critical goals for this engineering department. As one of their very first courses, this two-unit course is taken in the Fall quarter by every incoming freshman, which translates into an annual enrollment of 50 to 120 students, depending on the year. Meeting twice a week, the first meeting is in a large lecture format where all of the students are together and are introduced to the topic for the week which includes structural systems, timber, concrete, steel, earth ...


Developing A Robust Teaching Portfolio As A Doctoral Student In A Research-Intensive Engineering Program, Anahid A. Behrouzi Jun 2017

Developing A Robust Teaching Portfolio As A Doctoral Student In A Research-Intensive Engineering Program, Anahid A. Behrouzi

Architectural Engineering

Successful faculty applications to teaching/undergraduate institutions can be difficult for doctoral students transitioning directly from a research-intensive engineering program. Oftentimes, these prospective faculty members have limited opportunities to engage in engineering education research, to serve as a primary instructor for a lecture course, or to receive adequate mentoring to prepare them for the environment of a teaching/undergraduate institution.

This paper will highlight the lessons learned by a new faculty member at a top-ranked undergraduate institution (and recent doctoral candidate at a R1 research institution) about how students can build a comprehensive teaching portfolio outside of the traditional coursework ...


Mt Carmel Shade Structure, Julian Reyes, Sonny Moraga, Adam Maclean, Christopher Carter Jun 2017

Mt Carmel Shade Structure, Julian Reyes, Sonny Moraga, Adam Maclean, Christopher Carter

Architectural Engineering

A team of for students designed and constructed a shade structure for a local church and day care center. The group was responsible for developing a design which addressed the needs of the congregation as well as the needs of the toddler day care center. The team developed a steel framed scheme with a panelized metal roof which provided a long lasting solution and minimal maintenance costs.


Implementing Subspace Identification On Shake Table Model, Zoe T. Cooperband Jun 2017

Implementing Subspace Identification On Shake Table Model, Zoe T. Cooperband

Architectural Engineering

Stochastic Subspace Identification is a field of applied mathematics that takes collected experimental time-history data and gives out information about the system that produced the data. SSI is typically used in control analysis but here we apply the methods to the modal analysis of structures. This senior project didn’t involve theory - instead much of the work was in research behind how Subspace Identification works, implementing the algorithm in MATLAB, and applying the program to shake table data to validate the program. In other words, building the framework to make SSI a usable tool and practical learning experience for other ...


Structural Analysis Of Overhead Crane In Simpson Strong-Tie Laboratory, Amy Poehlitz Jun 2017

Structural Analysis Of Overhead Crane In Simpson Strong-Tie Laboratory, Amy Poehlitz

Architectural Engineering

No abstract provided.


The Ginkgo Shell, Mark Luzi, Karla Santos, Josh Cannon, Erika Davis, Nora Villanueva Jun 2017

The Ginkgo Shell, Mark Luzi, Karla Santos, Josh Cannon, Erika Davis, Nora Villanueva

Architectural Engineering

The overall concept for this outdoor concrete shell structure, located in Furstliche Park in Inzigkofen, Germany, is derived from an abstracted ginkgo leaf. Drawing on inspiration from a poem about the two parts of the ginkgo leaf becoming one, we took the approach of combining both the natural and built environment into one cohesive piece. To connect the two, it was imperative that we place the shell on the site as to have the smallest impact. With a small portion of the overall site used, the unoccupied space further enhances the natural environment. Creating a literal design connection between the ...


Shrinkage Cracking In Concrete Tilt-Up Construction, Stewart Hooks, Jack Robinson Jun 2017

Shrinkage Cracking In Concrete Tilt-Up Construction, Stewart Hooks, Jack Robinson

Architectural Engineering

The purpose of this project is to investigate a particular, undesirable cracking pattern in concrete tilt-up panels that, until now, did not have a known definite cause. The cause of this cracking pattern is hypothesized to be due to shrinkage restraint of the concrete panels. The cracking under investigation occurs at the bottom corners of the Tilt-Up panels, suggesting that the base of the panel is restrained from shrinkage. This project models various components of Tilt-Up Construction that have potential for restraining the panels from shrinking. This project consists of the following main components.

The first aspect of this project ...


Masonry Core Testing, Enrico Aldo Alvaro, Onessa Wyleen Fernandez Anastasio Jun 2017

Masonry Core Testing, Enrico Aldo Alvaro, Onessa Wyleen Fernandez Anastasio

Architectural Engineering

No abstract provided.


Mt. Carmel Shade Structure, Sonny Moraga, Adam Maclean, Julian Reyes, Christopher Carter Jun 2017

Mt. Carmel Shade Structure, Sonny Moraga, Adam Maclean, Julian Reyes, Christopher Carter

Architectural Engineering

The Mt. Carmel Shade Structure incorporated the efforts of students practicing Architectural Engineering and Construction Management disciplines. The project consisted of designing, engineering and constructing a steel frame structure for the benefit of Mt. Carmel Church and its associated preschool.


"Rusty" The Mustang, Jack L. Tenley, Ryan Llamas Jun 2017

"Rusty" The Mustang, Jack L. Tenley, Ryan Llamas

Architectural Engineering

No abstract provided.


Mano De La Amistad: A Thin Shell Concrete Structure Designed For The People Of Havana, Cuba, Peter Aster, Marta Blachowicz-Scott, Aaron Cook, Alex Erler, Elizabeth Townsend, Ger Yang Jun 2017

Mano De La Amistad: A Thin Shell Concrete Structure Designed For The People Of Havana, Cuba, Peter Aster, Marta Blachowicz-Scott, Aaron Cook, Alex Erler, Elizabeth Townsend, Ger Yang

Architectural Engineering

In designing a thin shell structure to cover the performance space on Tribuna Anti Imperialista Jose Marti, in Havana, Cuba, we developed a heavily symbolic concept and further abstracted it to reach our design. Basing the concept on the quote to the right by Obama about US and Cuba relations, we wanted our design to be representative of a hand that works to adjoin the plaza to the US Embassy which is directly west of the site. The “wrist” portion adds an asymmetric element, while the fingers provide a backdrop to the performers as well as a view through to ...


Structural Calculations For Community Center And Stage, Mission Twentyfive35 Dominican Republic, Jocelyn Lu, Mindy Trieu Jun 2017

Structural Calculations For Community Center And Stage, Mission Twentyfive35 Dominican Republic, Jocelyn Lu, Mindy Trieu

Architectural Engineering

No abstract provided.


The Atascadero Printery, Kaylee Efstathiu, Jami Hahn, Tyler Pizarro, Elizabeth Townsend, Mark Luzi May 2017

The Atascadero Printery, Kaylee Efstathiu, Jami Hahn, Tyler Pizarro, Elizabeth Townsend, Mark Luzi

Architectural Engineering

No abstract provided.


Modular House Revival, Kevin Chiang, Spencer Dilley, Sarah Dowthwaite, Trevor Houghton, Ryan Lefebvre, Michele Leung, Cameron Lober, Chris Martinez, Katie Mayer May 2017

Modular House Revival, Kevin Chiang, Spencer Dilley, Sarah Dowthwaite, Trevor Houghton, Ryan Lefebvre, Michele Leung, Cameron Lober, Chris Martinez, Katie Mayer

Architectural Engineering

The Modular House, located in Poly Canyon, has seen extensive damage since the last caretaker left nearly ten years ago. To prevent further damage and improve the safety and appeal of the structure, we are proposing a renovation of the existing building that removes the existing cladding and partitions. By the end of Spring Quarter 2017, the Modular House will have a guardrail system replacing the wood paneling on the walls and a new steel composite deck to replace the current flooring system. The structural steel framing system will remain as is.


Experimental And Numerical Investigation Of Flexural Concrete Wall Design Details, Anahid A. Behrouzi, T. Welt, Dawn Lehman, Laura Lowes, J. Lafave, Daniel Kuchma Apr 2017

Experimental And Numerical Investigation Of Flexural Concrete Wall Design Details, Anahid A. Behrouzi, T. Welt, Dawn Lehman, Laura Lowes, J. Lafave, Daniel Kuchma

Architectural Engineering

Reinforced concrete structural walls are common in mid- to high-rise structures in high seismic regions, and are expected to have good strength and ductility characteristics if designed in accordance with ACI 318-14. However, experimental and analytical investigations of reinforced concrete structural walls and isolated boundary element prisms indicate that the existing design provisions may be insufficient to provide ductile, flexure-dominated response under cyclic loading. Walls designed with an ACI compliant boundary element length are susceptible to shear-compression failures below the maximum ACI allowable shear stress of 10Acv√fc’. Also of concern is the frequent use of thinner walls in modern ...


Portfolio [Mother's Bridge], Sara Lack, Melvin Fuentes, Damon Williams, Emma Barraza Mar 2017

Portfolio [Mother's Bridge], Sara Lack, Melvin Fuentes, Damon Williams, Emma Barraza

Architectural Engineering

No abstract provided.


Clothedral, Jacob T. Holmes, Andres Munoz, Sam Tenreiro Theis, Marta Blachowicz Mar 2017

Clothedral, Jacob T. Holmes, Andres Munoz, Sam Tenreiro Theis, Marta Blachowicz

Architectural Engineering

No abstract provided.


Polaris, Dennise M. Manalo, Andy Do, Emilio Lozano, Mackenzie Stickney Mar 2017

Polaris, Dennise M. Manalo, Andy Do, Emilio Lozano, Mackenzie Stickney

Architectural Engineering

The project explores the relationship between the architecture and the engineering behind thin-shelled concrete structures. Initially, hanging chain models were used to observe pure compression; then, this model was improved upon using software like Rhinocerus, AutoCAD. From AutoCAD, the model was imported into SAP2000 for analysis.