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Construction Management

The New Dickinson School of Law

University Park, PA

User Note:
● “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 Steven Ayer. 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.”

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Date Description
9/14/07 Building Statistics Updated
9/20/07 Updated Student Bio
9/25/07 Added Building Abstract
10/4/07 Technical Assignment 1 Uploaded
10/9/07 Building Statistics Part 2 Updated
10/9/07 Added Resume to Bio Page
11/2/07 Technical Assignment 2 Uploaded
11/4/07 Building Statistics Augmented with Additional Building Data
12/2/07 Technical Assignment 3 Uploaded
12/17/07 Thesis Proposal Uploaded
1/18/08 Added Proposal Executive Summary
1/18/08 Updated Proposal
2/22/08 Updated Proposal
4/8/08 Final Report Uploaded
4/24/08 Research Sources Updated
4/24/08 Reflection Section Updated
4/27/08 Presentation Files Uploaded
5/1/08 Reflection Section Updated
Penn State General Description
● 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.