Student Team: Patrick Barclay, Derek Holmes, Matthew Meier, Bryan Vose
Advisor: Joshua Comfort
Sponsoring Organization: Integrus Architecture
Liaison: Heather Hirst
The City of Covington Library Expansion Project encompasses the removal of an existing north facing shear wall facilitating the entry into the proposed new addition. The project’s design challenges are to design the gravity framing system for the expansion and to design the lateral resistant systems for the expansion while maintaining architectural integrity between the expansion and the existing structure. The gravity framing design conforms to the constraints with the use of glulam joists and girders with steel columns. The lateral resistance design utilizes a combination of braced frames and masonry shear walls providing stability against wind and seismic forces.