catherine neiderer

pasadena elementary school

construction management

pasadena, md


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This final thesis proposal is the foundation of the research topics for next semester. Several topics have been researched and analyzed on how they could apply to Pasadena Elementary School. Three analyses have been identified that will be concentrated on. They are summarized in the Executive summary below.

Executive Summary


In addition 2 breadth studies will be done. They are listed below:

1. Analysis of the structural system will be conducted to allow for the increased loads the greenroof will provide. If necessary an updated structural system will be proposed.

2. Analysis of the mechanical system will be conducted to allow for the different design loads produced by the greenroof. If necessary an updated or new system will be proposed. In addition stormwater drainage will be altered and therefore will be looked at.


Below is a full report of the research I will be conducting in the Spring semester.

Final Proposal


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NOTE:   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 building designs and construction methodologies for this senior thesis project are solely the interpretation of Catherine Neiderer. 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 design.