Date of Defense



Civil and Construction Engineering

First Advisor

Dr. Sherif Yehia

Second Advisor

Dr. Jun-Seok Oh


The development of a 3.3 acre parcel of land at 5110 S. Westnedge, City of Portage, Kalamazoo County, Michigan is being proposed by Cowgill and Associates Inc. This will be a commercial development project with Off Campus Furniture taking occupancy after construction is complete. The building will be two stories with 57,500 square feet of usable floor space. All design was completed in accordance to the City of Portage, and the Michigan building code with design being done in accordance to ACI Code 318-05. The development includes but is not limited to site work, including storm water runoff and design, along with structural design, and a traffic impact study. The structural elements of the building will be of reinforced concrete. Structural design includes; columns, footings, along with design of a waffle slab for the second floor and roof using the direct design method.

Access Setting

Honors Thesis-Open Access