Team: Andrew Cox, Olivia Dockery, Braedon Horn, Kristen Hicks
External Advisor: Joel Heidema, P.E. — KATERRA
Over the last few years, the student population at the University of Nevada, Reno has increased rapidly, causing a housing shortage for students. After analyzing three different design alternatives, ABKO Engineering is proposing a design for a new dormitory to the south of campus. This dormitory, called the Ruby Mountain Hall, will be five stories tall with four floors reserved for residents and the ground floor being used as commercial space. A mixed-use dorm style will allow students to connect with the community and potentially provide revenue to the University.
In order to design Ruby Mountain Hall, ABKO Engineering will employ engineering skills in the disciplines of structural, transportation, geotechnical, and construction. The design for the new dormitory includes structural analysis and design calculations, a transportation survey, a soil analysis, a drawing plan set, a construction timeline, and a cost analysis.
The addition of Ruby Mountain Hall to the UNR campus will help to alleviate the issue of the housing shortages and foster an environment of positive academic and social growth for students who wish to live on campus. In addition, this project will have positive impacts not only on the UNR community, but the Reno community at large.
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