Optimisation of column grids for beam slab arrangement in commercial buildings

Ovcarikas, Mantas (2013) Optimisation of column grids for beam slab arrangement in commercial buildings. BEng dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    Investigation of column grid effect on the cost, space usage efficiency and construction time of beam-slab commercial buildings is presented in this report. The methods included designing 9 structural schemes with differently sized grids and computing their material quantities, costs, space usage and construction duration data using specially designed spreadsheets. Finally, the results were compared to demonstrate column grid size’s effect on these criteria. The study has showed that the size of column grid highly influences structure’s cost and space utilisation efficiency. The speed of construction is inversely proportional to the size of the grid, but when the time to produce interior space of floor area is considered, the effect becomes negligible.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Technology > School of Civil Engineering and Surveying
    Depositing User: Alice Bentley
    Date Deposited: 27 Feb 2014 12:00
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 12:34
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/14383

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