Construction photographs courtesy of the Altoona Area School District


Dear Friends and Colleagues,

Welcome to my AE Senior Thesis e-Portfolio!

The Capstone Project Electronic Portfolio (CPEP) is a web-based project and information center. It contains material produced for a year-long thesis class. Its purpose, in addition to providing central storage of individual assignments, is to foster communication and collaboration between student, faculty consultant, course instructors, and industry consultants. This website is dedicated to the research and analysis conducted via guidelines provided by the Department of Architectural Engineering. For an explanation of this capstone design course and its requirements click here.


Thank you for taking the time to visit. I hope to see you again soon!



Christopher G. Conrad
Mechanical Option




News Date
Posted Research 05.02.08
Posted ABET Outcome Survey 04.30.08
Posted Final Presentation 04.28.08
Posted Final Report 04.09.08
Updated Proposal 02.28.08
Posted Proposal 12.18.07
Posted Tech Assignment 3 12.04.07
Posted Tech Assignment 2 10.29.07
Posted Abstract 10.08.07
Posted Tech Assignment 1 10.05.07
Posted Biography 09.20.07
Posted Building Statistics 1 09.13.07
Received Prints and Specs 08.24.07
Received Owner Permission 07.15.07



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While great efforts have been taken to provide accurate and complete information on the pages of CPEP, please be aware that the information contained herewith is considered a work-in-progress for this thesis project.   Modifications and changes related to the original designs and construction methodologies for this senior thesis project are solely the interpretation of Christopher G. Conrad. Changes and discrepancies in no way imply that the original design contained errors or was flawed. Differing assumptions, code references, requirements, and methodologies have been incorporated into this thesis project; therefore, investigation results may vary from the original.

This website was last updated on May 2, 2008 by Christopher G. Conrad and is hosted by the Penn State AE Department ©2008