04.30.2008 research and reflection page are posted.
04.22.2008 final presentation is posted.
04.09.2008 final thesis report is posted.
01.28.2008 updated bio section.
01.15.2008 revised proposal is posted
12.18.2007 mechanical proposal is posted
12.03.2007 technical assignment three is posted
10.29.2007 technical assignment two is posted.
technical assignment one is posted
maxwell chien section and resume are posted
thesis abstract draft is posted
building statistics updated
cpep website online and working
08.27.2007 fifth year class work commences
08.15.2007 owner permission form receieved


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 explantion of this capstone design course and its requirements click here.

special thanks to cannon design for allowing me to use the hss river building for my thesis.

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thesis abstract
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thesis research
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this page was last updated on Wednesday, April 30, 2008 1:48 PM

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 maxwell chien. 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.