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(2) Initial conditions. All construction parame-
ters which were identified as the initial conditions of
Results from a NISA study will be presented in a
the NISA study should be described in this section of
separate design memorandum (DM) entitled
the DM as well as the reasons for their selection.
"Nonlinear, Incremental Structural Analysis."
Included in this discussion will be items such as the
start time, the lift heights, the placing temperature,
and insulation requirements.
a. Statement of objectives. The DM should
document the benefits from performing a NISA study
(3) Final design. This section should be a
including how the performance of the structure was
description of the final parameters selected for use in
improved and the cost savings that resulted. When
the development of the plans and specifications of the
discussing cost savings, a comparison of the costs
project. These items will be the same items that are
before and after the NISA study should be provided.
discussed in the initial conditions.
Development of the projected cost savings should be
done in close coordination with the cost engineer.
(4) Analysis description. A description of the
various modeling parameters used in the analyses
b. Report requirements. When reporting the
should be included based on the items listed:
results of a NISA study, the following items should
be included in the DM in the order shown:
(a) The structure geometry, with all appropriate
(1) Objectives. The objectives stated should be
consistent with objectives identified in
(b) Material properties