Date of Award
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Director of Thesis
Dr. Michael Meadows
Mr. David Chao
This report presents a structural design for a one-story pool house in the City of Columbia. The most important part of the project was determining critical horizontal and vertical loads, and designing each member in accordance to those governing loads. The loads we analyzed were dynamic, dead, live and seismic. By means of the LRFD method, the greatest possible load combination was calculated, combining the previously mentioned loads. These load combinations were different for each analysis, as the loading pressures will change depending on what structural system is being analyzed. This comprises the large part of the report and of the project. The second and final step was designing timber members to satisfy the structural demands produced by those load combinations. The pool house was engineering in three different sections: the roof, the walls, and the foundation. The design process also started with the roof system, then the walls and cladding, and finally finished on the foundation.
Gates, Nathan F., "Structural Design of Pool House in the City of Columbia" (2020). Senior Theses. 318.