2013 - 2014 Senior DesignCEDE Academic CalendarCivil 1 - Stormwater MonitoringCivil 2 - Entre Creek SpawningCivil 3 - Blue Creek, Midnite MineCivil 4 - Freeman School CCI4 RemovalCivil 5 - CSO Residential Stormwater TreatmentCivil 6 - Sustainable Kitchen TechnologiesCivil 7 - Willow Creek Bridge ReplacementCivil 8 - Padhar, India Hospital FacilityCivil 9 - Bridger Bowl Ski LodgeCivil 10 - GU Structural AssessmentCivil 11 - Benin Research & Modeling of Groundwater
Civil 12 - SCC Technical Education Bldg.
Civil 13 - SCC Bldg 15 Addition DesignCivil 14 - Hydro Safety Grab LinesComputer Science 1 - Go LumberComputer Science 2 - Schweitzer Mobile AppComputer Science 3 - Glider Winch Host ManagerComputer Science 4 - Mobile App for GUEE & CPEN 1 - Downtown Network ModelEE & CPEN 2 - Parkinson's Voice Monitor, Stage 2EE & CPEN 3 - Wireless ElectricityEE & CPEN 4 - Winch Embedded Contoller SystemEE & CPEN 5 - SEL Wireless CommunicationsEE & CPEN 6 - The FishboxMechanical 1 - Expandable Coil MandrelMechanical 2 - Combine Feed Plate AdaptorMechanical 3 - Silica Particle SamplerMechanical 4 - Pressure Transient TestingMechanical 5 - Solar Panel DeviceMechanical 6 - EPA Sustainable Kitchen TechnologiesMechanical 7 - Bulldog Baja SuspensionMechanical 8 - Part Handling SystemMechanical 9 - RCVD Run Load DisassemblerMechanical 10 - Belt FeederMechanical 11 - Benin Groundwater ModelingMechanical 12 - Lifting Device for IngotsMechanical 13 - Winch Drum Design & AnalysisMechanical 14 - Boiling Cold PlatesMechanical 15 - Rack & Pinion Conveyor SystemMechanical 16 - the FishboxMechanical 17 - Parkinson's Voice Monitor - Stage 2Mechanical 18 - Downtown Network Model

Civil 12 - SCC Technical Education Bldg.

Student Team: Sam Hardison, Michael Lucas, Bennett McLaughlin, Andrew Schafer
Advisor: Heather Hirst
Sponsoring Organization: Integrus Architecture
Liaison:  Heather Hirst


Center for Engineering Design and Entrepreneurship

Civil Engineering Department Student Project


Project Title


Due Wednesday, October 2, 2013

CEDE - Civil Engineering requests a student project proposal for the following project:





Due October 2, 2013, before 4:00 PM PST


One digital copy in pdf format and one hard copy of proposal must be submitted.


Location for Proposal Delivery:      

Toni Boggan,

Academic  Director of CEDE

Gonzaga University School of Engineering and Applied Science,

PACCAR 214, Spokane, WA 99258.




Project Sponsor

The sponsor of this project is:

Integrus Architecture

10 South Cedar Street

Spokane, WA 99201


The liaison engineer is

Heather Hirst, PE

Integrus Architecture

10 South Cedar Street

Spokane, WA 99201





Project Description:

The CEDE - Civil Engineering Department is requiring a proposal from the group of student engineers to provide comprehensive engineering efforts related to the design of a technical education building. Integrus Architecture has selected an exposed structural system using a mix of structural steel and steel bar joist elements. The project team will analyze and compare alternatives to select a lateral load resisting system suitable for the project. The student team is expected to research existing literature and compare design alternatives so that effectiveness, cost, constructability, appropriateness of technologies, and overall compatibility with the project goals can be used to select the most desirable solutions. 


Tasks to be addressed in the Proposal will include, but are not limited to the following:


1.         Gravity and Lateral Load Analysis:

Perform analysis of gravity and lateral loadings.


2.         Design Gravity and Lateral Structural Systems:

Determine and design appropriate gravity and lateral structural systems including foundations, floor framing, roof framing and lateral force resisting elements and prepare appropriate engineering drawings.


3.         Design Key Structural Details:

Design appropriate gravity and lateral structural details and required drawings.


The project will also require the implementation of project management techniques in the completion of the engineering efforts, including interaction with Integrus as the project sponsor, liaisons, project advisors, monitoring project efforts and progress, updating the project schedule, preparing status reports, and gathering information required for design from appropriate regulatory agencies.


Students will be responsible to make required presentations of the project activities as required to the sponsor’s organization and to the CEDE. 



The proposal evaluation process will be determined by the project advisor in conjunction with the CEDE, the project sponsor, and the CEDE Design Advisory Board.  It will be based on the organization of the project efforts reflected in the proposal and the educational goals achieved in the completion of the proposal.  Note that some efforts in the project are oriented to achieve educational goals that are not required to achieve the project sponsors goals.



This project will meet the need of a number of Spokane Community College's technical departments that have out grown their current facilities.  As laid out by the architects the new facility will hold lab and classroom spaces for welding, HVAC repair, electronics, and fluid power.  The main structural lateral and gravity resisting systems need to be designed for this new project.



The sponsor has some schematic architectural drawings depicting the building layout and architectural intent.  A geotechnical report is available as well for review. In addition the project team will be required to collect other required data for the design efforts.


The project team must familiarize themselves with the existing condition of the project in order to properly prepare the project proposal. 



The student project group will, at a minimum, provide the following efforts and deliverables in the completion of the project addressed in this proposal:


Scope of Activities Required to Meet Project Goals


Task 100                                Project Management and Coordination

The student group shall organize, manage and coordinate the efforts required to accomplish the project using standard project management and contract administration techniques. Key management activities are identified below:


            Sub-Task 110                        Kick-off Meeting

The Student Team will conduct a kickoff meeting with their project advisor and sponsor liaison’s to gain familiarity for the project and to solicit input, gather available data and information.


            Sub-Task 120                        Routine progress-review meetings

Routine progress-review meetings will be conducted on a regular basis as follows:

a.      Weekly progress reports are required and are to be submitted electronically to the advisor by 5:00 pm each Thursday. Weekly progress reports must include, at a minimum, activities completed by each team member for the current week, expected work for the upcoming week, and updates to the project design budget and schedule.

b.      In addition, a complete hardcopy record of the project reports and files must be maintained by the student team and be made readily available during consultations with the advisor. Typical method would be a project notebook and a dropbox or similar electronic filing system. The advisor and liaison will ask to review this notebook periodically to discover the status of the work being completed. 


            Sub-Task 130                        Regular Advisor and Liaison Meetings

After the kick-off meeting, the Student Team will meet weekly with the project advisor, and will also meet when needed with the project liaisons.  All meetings with advisor and liaison’s MUST be arranged by members of the Student Team in advance (at least 2 days prior) and include a proposed meeting agenda sent to the advisor or liaison prior (at least 2 days) to the meeting.  All meetings must be documented by the Student Team in the form of meeting minutes with copies distributed within 3 days of the meeting to all team members and the project advisor and liaison’s, as above.  Hand written meeting minutes are acceptable.


      Sub-Task 140            Quality Assurance/Quality Control

The Student Team will perform a methodical QA/QC effort in a manner suitable to the project advisor and liaison, to prevent incorrect, sub-standard or dangerous results from being included in the end of semester project reports. The QA/QC method will be proposed by the Student Team and should be accepted by the advisor and liaison.  The project schedule should clearly show the time set aside for the QA/QC.

Sub-Task 150      Project Schedule / WBS /Gantt Chart and Budget

The Student Team will prepare a detailed schedule and Gantt chart that indicates the person hours of effort in each sub-task proposed. The schedule will require a WBS and will identify the critical path of activities.


Task 100 Deliverables

  • Electronic copy of agenda for team meetings.
  • Electronic updates to project design budget and schedule that includes budget and personnel hours for each sub-task in the entire project.
  • Electronic copy of resolutions and action items for each meeting.
  • Electronic and hard copy project notebook
  • Statement on the QA/QC activities for reports submitted at the end of each semester to describe the review and checking procedure employed.


Task 200                                Project Data Collection

Work collaboratively with project staff and other reliable sources to develop project data suitable for design.  Data required will include live loads, snow loads, wind design criteria, seismic design criteria footing depth required for forst protection, and soil bearing capacity at a minimum.  Data may also include material and labor costs, geology, site survey, sponsor preferences and other data.  Proposal submitted is to identify data needs and collection methods for project.


            Sub-Task 210                        Site Data

The Student Team will collect the site information needed to establish designs at work sites. Data will include at a minimum: soil, geometric layouts, and construction requirements.


            Sub-Task 230                        Project Specific Code and Regulatory Requirements

The Student Team will present information about specific requirements that must be met due to the location and surroundings of the project.   This includes governing jurisdictional requirements, governing building codes and design criteria.


Task 200 Deliverables

  • Electronic copy of documenting applicable governing jurisdictional requirements, governing building codes and design criteria completed for the project and to be included in the project report.
  • Bibliographic references and annotations for significant literature or regulations used.
  • Summary of safety and legal issues addressed in design.

Task 300                                General Project Codes and Regulatory Requirements

Determine appropriate code and regulatory guidelines to use in the completion of the project. 


Task 300 Deliverables

  •  Provide appropriate written summary of regulations that apply to the project.


Task 400                                Project Design Efforts

The student team will develop plans, drawings, analysis, comparisons, and other design work required to successfully achieve the project goals. The specific project approach will be determined by the team in the project proposal.


            Sub-Task 410                        Gravity and Lateral Loading Analysis

Provide preliminary design options for the lateral framing system as well as options for the gravity roof and floor systems.  Present the options, with the pros and cons for each options, to th architect for their selection prior to foundation design.  Provide analysis of design loadings that include, wind, earthquake and gravity. 


            Sub-Task 420                        Design of Structural System Alternatives

Provide permit level design calculations, drawings, and material selections for suitable building alternatives.  Foundation design will be included.


            Sub-Task 430                        Design of Structural Details

Provide design calculations, drawings, and material selections for required structural details. 


Task 400 Deliverables

  • Electronic and paper copy of drawings, calculations, data, reports or calculations completed for the project design and to be included in the project report.







Scope of Activities Required to Meet Educational Goals


Task 500                                Project Costs, Specifications  

The student team will develop general specifications, cost estimates for construction of the design(s), and a summary of issues affecting the maintenance. Thespecifics will be determined by the team in the project proposal.


Task 500 Deliverables

  •  Provide appropriate written summary of results


Task 600                                Project Sustainability Evaluation 

Based on the sponsor’s needs, and the understanding of the regulatory requirements, evaluate the design developed in the completion of the project for overall sustainability and identify other opportunities for increasing sustainability that are potentially achievable.

a)      Compare the performance/cost and specific performance issues for 3 similar sized facilities located in literature search.

b)      Describe the environmental benefits and costs of the design recommended. 

c)      Describe the economic benefits and costs of the design. 

d)      Summarize how your design will improve sustainability when compared to projects using other approaches. 


Task 600 Deliverables

  •  Provide appropriate written summary of results


Task 700                                Project Operation and Maintenance Evaluation 

Prepare a section of the report that identifies issues that are related to the operation and maintenance of the facilities, with a specific discussion of features selected for sustainable advantages.


Task 700 Deliverables

  •  Provide appropriate written summary of results


Task 800                                Project Impacts on Society

The final report submitted for the project will include a discussion, using properly sourced references on what impacts the implemented project will have on the related social systems in the project area.  (Examples--Is traffic increased? Are air quality parameters impacted?  Are views impacted, is the area better served in other ways? etc.)


Task 800 Deliverables

  •  Provide appropriate written summary of results


Task 900                                Project Reports, Publications and Presentations  

The project team is required to prepare a final report suitable for both the CEDE and Integrus Architecture. Prepare and present findings of the project to Sponsor or other public groups. 

Task 900 Deliverables

·         Reports, publications and presentations in electronic format in a timely manner.



Timeliness of project completion is critical. The project schedule contains some specific milestones and also must accommodate the academic calendar.


The student group will use the general dates below to develop the comprehensive schedule required for the proposal.


Information on Proposals Available:                                   September 4, 2013

Teams Selected:                                                                   September 6, 2013

Sponsor Workshop                                                               September 11, 2013

Civil CEDE Mandatory All Student/Advisor Meeting        September 18, 2013

Labor Day                                                                              September 27, 2013

Proposals Due                                                                      October 2, 2013

Founder’s Day Holiday / Midterms                         October 21, 2013

Roundtable Project 30 % Progress Meeting                     October 30, 2013

Thanksgiving Holiday                                                           November 27 – 29, 2013

Project Status Presentation 50% Progress                       December 11, 2013

Project Status Report Due                                                   December 13, 2013

Reading Days                                                                       December 14 – 16, 2013

Classes Begin                                                                       January 14, 2014

Martin Luther King, Jr., Holiday                                           January 20, 2014

President's Day Holiday                                                       February 17, 2014

Roundtable 60% Progress Meeting / Social                     February 19, 2014

Spring Vacation                                                                    March 10 – 14, 2014

Good Friday – Easter Holiday                                             April 18 – April 21, 2014

Final Reports Due                                                                 April 25, 2014

Final Design Presentation                                                   April 30, 2014



The student group will include a budget that details the costs of completing the project design tasks. This budget is not the “engineers estimate” to complete the implementation of the design; it is the costs to perform the engineering tasks and does not include the value of project team personnel hours. This requirement is contained in Task 100, but is highlighted here.


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Email: seas@gonzaga.edu