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This is a student-generated Capstone Project e-Portfolio (CPEP) produced in conjunction with the AE Senior Thesis e-Studio.

User 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 David S. Finley. 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.”


Welcome to David S. Finley's

AE Senior Thesis e-Portfolio







26 April 2008 Posted Reflection and ABET Survey
14 April 2008 Posted Presentation
9 April 2008 Posted Final Report
30 Jan. 2008 Posted Thesis Research Resources
16 Jan. 2008 Posted Revised Proposal
11 Dec. 2007 Posted Thesis Proposal
29 Nov. 2007 Posted Technical Report 3
26 Oct. 2007 Posted Technical Report 2
4 Oct. 2007 Posted Technical Report 1 and Abstact
13 Sept. 2007 Updated Bio Sketch and Building Statistics
5 Sept. 2007 Started Technical Report 1
31 Aug. 2007 Building Statistics Part 1 Due
30 Aug. 2007 CPEP Page Created

The Capstone Project Electronic Portfolio (CPEP) is a web‐based project and information center. It contains material produced for a year‐long Senior 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.




Eric Gass and Bryan Hagadorn of Turner Construction Company

Palas Sarkar of Tadjer-Cohen-Edelson Associates, Inc.

Britt Snider of The JBG Companies

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