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Seismic Tower A

By: Joseph Pledger, Alex Morte, Vincent Jon Hernandez, Matthew Militante, Joshua Villanueva

Department: Engineering 

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Cheng Chen

Our ENGR 696 Project will be a model of a 14 story high rise building that can resist seismic loads in the Bay Area. The model will be a wooden model made of balsa wood following SDC guidelines. Once our design is finalized in SAP 2000, the model will be built in autoCAD 3D. Finally when the model is decided, a balsa wood model will be constructed and seismic loads will be applied with a shake table to reproduce results of an actual earthquake.