Springer Wahl's THESIS

5TH Year, AE Construction Management

330 Fellowship Road, Mt. Laurel

New Jersey

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


Revised Proposal


Breadth Topic One:

The first breadth topic to be researched will be a new Fire Protection system. With this system, the sprinkler floor coverage won't change, however the method the sprinkler lines are distributed through the building will be different. This will yield longer structural stability times in a fire.

Research Topic One:

The first research topic will be of the current Workforce Problems. The highlight of the presentation and research will be the value determination of the Workforce Compositions of both a complex trade (Electrical) and a not so complex trade (Roofing).

Breadth Topic Two:

This last research topic will be of designing and placing a Solar Panel system for the building. The ultimate purpose would be to design a business solution to any coming subsidies to build an array for free to the building owners, but charge the owners for electricity at a rate lower than the standard electricity. This topic will also cover any problems encountered in installing between the Electrical and Roofing trades.

(Updated January 28th, 2008)


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This Proposal details the research areas for this upcoming semester. Included are details about Fire Protection research, Work Force research, and Curtain Wall Systems research. It also describes which parts will be included as Architectural Engineering Breadth Studies. (Updated: December 17th, 2007)


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