Maintaining the Integrity of Structural and Fire Protection Systems and Building Documentation in Historic Buildings: Washburn Shops Case Study

Publication Year:
2012

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Repository URL:
https://digitalcommons.wpi.edu/mqp-all/240; https://digitalcommons.wpi.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1239&context=mqp-all
Author(s):
Marokhovsky, Alexandra Helene; Bowden, Amanda Judith; Hanson, Paige Allen
Publisher(s):
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Tags:
Civil Engineering; Civil and Environmental Engineering
artifact description
As buildings age, facilities management becomes an issue for institutions like Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Throughout a building’s lifecycle, drawings become inaccurate, code compliance becomes dated, and safety hazards emerge. This project developed a framework to investigate and update structural and fire protection systems to ensure code compliance and to generate a comprehensive Building Information Model for functional documentation. Washburn Shops, built as one of the first buildings at WPI in 1867, provides a case study for this facilities management framework.