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dc.contributor.advisorCaitlin T. Mueller.en_US
dc.contributor.authorTan, Melody, M. Eng Massachusetts Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.contributor.otherMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2016-09-13T19:16:40Z
dc.date.available2016-09-13T19:16:40Z
dc.date.copyright2015en_US
dc.date.issued2016en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/104244
dc.descriptionThesis: M. Eng., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, June 2016.en_US
dc.descriptionCataloged from PDF version of thesis. "June 2016."en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (pages 51-52).en_US
dc.description.abstractThis thesis explores the benefits and tradeoffs of two significant constructability considerations in structural steel floor framing design. A new constructability strategy combining both standardization and steel availability is proposed, providing a clear, quantitative methodology for constructability integration. This strategy can be easily incorporated into various projects and software implementations to be used in structural engineering design practices. Analysis of this methodology also indicates that structural weight tradeoffs remain fairly insignificant, allowing standardization down to approximately 20-30% of the initial number of unique sections with less than a 20% increase in structural weight. Thus, this thesis establishes a new multi-objective approach to steel floor framing design and promotes a better understanding of buildability integration for more efficient and economical structural design solutions. Keywords: constructability, buildability, standardization, availability, structural steel floor framing, culling, multi-objective designen_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityby Melody Tan.en_US
dc.format.extent94 pagesen_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherMassachusetts Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.rightsM.I.T. theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. See provided URL for inquiries about permission.en_US
dc.rights.urihttp://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/7582en_US
dc.subjectCivil and Environmental Engineering.en_US
dc.titleQuantifying and integrating constructability into multi-objective steel floor framing designen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.degreeM. Eng.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc958144037en_US


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