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  • Author(s):
    Christianos Burlotos
    Abstract:

    The residential construction industry in developing nations is often plagued by numerous constraining systems, including underdeveloped financial markets, ineffective governing bodies, and unregulated material and labor markets, which restrict safe and disaster-resilient housing to the wealthy minority. The majority are left in nonengineered, informally constructed homes, which, in countries with high exposure to hydro-meteorological and/or seismic hazards, can prove deadly. The thesis presen…

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  • Creator(s):
    Christianos Burlotos
    Description:

    This multilayered spreadsheet is used to assist aspiring homeowners design their home from a pre-set list of options for floorplans, finishes, fixtures, and basic services. It also rapidly calculates an estimated total cost for the structure as well as a corresponding monthly payment amount. This allows the design process to be performed iteratively, giving families autonomy in the design of their own home, the chance to consider a variety of options and combinations, and the immediate knowle…

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    2020-07-20
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  • Creator(s):
    Christianos Burlotos
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    This tool calculates the design loads on a reinforced concrete special moment frame with a concrete slab roof, determines force and moment demands through an approximate portal frame analysis, assesses load combinations, evaluates the capacity of members compared to the demands, and approximates the cost of needed construction materials. It was produced by MSCE student Christianos Burlotos in order to parametrically assess frames to determine the best-fit frame for single-family homes in Leog…

    Date Created:
    2020-07-20
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