Structural floor systems of our past

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dc.contributor.advisor Spodek, Jonathan C. en_US Volciak-McCammon, Valerie . en_US 2011-06-03T19:39:00Z 2011-06-03T19:39:00Z 2000 en_US 2000
dc.identifier LD2489.Z785 2000 .V65 en_US
dc.description.abstract This project researches structural floor systems utilized during the late eighteen hundreds and into the early nineteen hundreds. Historical background and general design information is included along with information on materials used in the systems and data sheets for these materials illustrating their properties. The floor systems, which were found to be in use during this time period, are presented individually including a description of the system, its materials and properties associated with the system. Five case studies have been included to illustrate how this project can be utilized to identify the type of floor system used within a historical building and the structural evaluation process that may follow.This creative project was completed in order to serve as a guiding tool in the evaluation process of the floor system of a historical structure. It is intended and formatted to be used by structural engineers, forensic engineers and others with a sufficient understanding of structural issues. The systems discussed are original and often diverse from those utilized in construction today. This in itself is important to understand when preparing to evaluate and renovate a historical structure.
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Architecture
dc.format.extent viii, 332 leaves : ill. ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Floors -- Design and construction. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Floors, Concrete -- Design and construction. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Structural analysis (Engineering) en_US
dc.title Structural floor systems of our past en_US Thesis (M.S.H.P.)
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