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AbstractThe goal of the project was to design a two story general office building on a five acre parcel in Oro Valley, Arizona. As per the request of the client, the office building was to have an effective floor area of 30,000 square feet and a 900 square foot atrium. A preliminary geotechnical investigation of the site was conducted to determine soil properties of the location and decide which areas of the parcel would be adequate to support the support the weight of the building. Oro Valley zoning code was then used to determine allowable height clearances for the building and suggested parking lot arrangements. A hydrologic analysis was performed on the site to ensure that major flooding would not impact the productivity of the building when completed. Traffic analysis was conducted on the intersection of Linda Vista Boulevard and Oracle Road to estimate the impact of additional traffic at the intersection. The complete steel frame structure of the building was also designed and foundations were designed based off of the projected column loads. All structural and geotechnical design work was done using an adequate factor of safety. Finally, environmental and sustainability considerations were looked into and a LEED score was given to our project.
Degree ProgramHonors College