STRUCTURAL DESIGN OF UNIVERSITY OF NAIROBI PARKING GARAGE

Abstract
The population of University of Nairobi Main Campus is increasing each year, and this has
brought with it pressure on existing facilities. Among the facilities that have been overstretched
is parking space. This project attempts to address this by proposing construction of a four storey
parking garage which is expected to provide parking space for 736 vehicles. The proposed site is
located behind the Mechanical Engineering Workshops in the University of Nairobi Main
Campus.
The project carried out by preparing structural designs from architectural drawings in accordance
with standard codes of practice such as Eurocodes and British Standards. Calculations were done
with the help of structural design software namely PROKON and The Concrete Centre (T.C.C.)
spreadsheets. From the output of these calculations, the project has availed detailed structural
drawings of the structural designs were made using AutoCAD 2013 software.
The drawings showed a comfortable, safe, and easy to use parking garage and thereby
contributed in attempting to ease traffic congestion within the university compound.

 

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